Text in the City, O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Thursday December 2nd, 6-8pm
and amazing film from Cody James, which introduced the night with the sound playing, and stayed on, muted, throughout the readings – as the venue, an amazing turret in Oxford Castle,
is on two levels, this meant you could position yourself so you could hear the reader but only see the film – which had some electrifying effects.
It was an incredible night, and next Thursday we have show number 2, Text in the City, which takes our fascination with the urban landscape and pulls it in every direction. Christi and Lucie will be there as before, and we are thrilled to have readings from Larry Harrison, author of Glimpses of a Floating World, a heartbreaking hymn to the drug-sodden underbelly of 60s London, and Anna Hobson, poet and coordinator of Oxford Creative Writers. We’re delighted to say that we will also be featuring Larry’s film reflecting 60s London. You may be less thrilled to know that I’ll be reading too, my “Old Compton Street” poems, and the short story Solid. All of this plus open mic (sign up on entry), discounted books, a free zine for everyone, and the warmest atmosphere in Oxford, for £3.
The photos here from last week’s event, illustrating the fantastic venue and the great Metamorphosis exhibition from Rachel Ducker and Rachel Owen that gave us our backdrop, are all by Kimberly menozzi and her husband Alessandro