This is actually about next Tuesday’s Wordsoup, which as you can see has been given a Halloween twist! But their calling it Pumpkin Soup has got me thinking of my valiant annual efforts to get creative with pumpkin carving, best respresentative quote being, ‘But what is that?’ (It was Gromit) and making a disappointing soup out of the leftovers.
This year I think I’ll limit my pumpkin efforts to the fabulous Wordsoup Halloween special. I’ll be performing the collaborative monologue written by David Riley based on a short story of the same name by Norman Hadley, so I’ve donned my rehearsal socks to get into the character of a young postgrad astrophysicist (Norman will probably correct me shortly on the true nature of her specialism…) who makes an amazing discovery whilst shooting lazers into bits of Mica.
But there’s all sorts going on that night (see the corking line-up below), including an open mike, so get your fangs in and join us!
Word Soup goes all Pumpkin flavoured for a Special Halloween Edition -
at The Continental on Tuesday 19th October, 8pm.
The Lancashire Writing Hub are more than a little excited to announce
that multiple Award-winning Horror Meister Conrad Williams will be
headlining the next Word Soup Live Lit night – Pumpkin Soup – at The
Continental in Preston.
Peter Straub said about Conrad:
“This is horror literature unabashed and entire, at full imaginative stretch, beautiful and blazing. Williams possesses a fearless heart and an absolutely gorgeous soul.”
Joining Conrad for a fantastic literary set will be the fabulous talents
of Mollie Baxter, Rachel McGladdery, and Nick Garrard, plus there’ll be
an Open Mic session, of course, so feel free to bring along a 3 minute
set of your own, and it’ll be a magical evening – with Mark the Magician
offering delightful sleight-of-hand moments throughout the evening – and
music from Three Four. We’ll also be showcasing some suitably sinister
short films from the Version Film Festival to round off a fantastic
Word Soup’s Pumpkin Soup, Tuesday 19th October at The Continental, South
Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, £3.00 on the door – don’t miss it!