Have you ever thought what would have happened to Medway if Edward VIII hadn’t abdicated in 1930s? How would have history evolved? How would have lives and fortunes of local people changed?
Join Medway Archives writing workshop with an award-winning writer Phillip Kane on Saturday, 9th February. Create an alternative history, using archive’s resources along the way.
Myth and folktales are the subject of a talk by Chatham-based author, poet and storyteller Philip Kane at Chatham Library on the 24th May.
The talk entitled “A Road of Marvels” will argue for the continuing importance of myth and folktale to our imaginations and to our everyday lives.
Philip, who is the author of The Wildwood King, and a founding member of the London Surrealist Group, will give an engaging talk, interspersed with retellings of several traditional stories.
The talk is on Thursday, 24 May at 7.30pm at Chatham Library.
Places are free, but booking is essential.
Phone 01634 337799 or email email@example.com
FASHION ON TRIAL is all set for Thursday 19th April. It will be held at the Good Intent pub, John Street, Rochester, from 8pm (in the back bar, accessed via the garden). Come and join Medway Mutiny in the middle of London Alternative Fashion Week, for an evening of discussion and entertainment on the theme of…you guessed it…fashion. We’ll be talking about clothes, brands and nudity; plus there’s comedy, music and storytelling. Including, of course, the ever popular speed debating. And it’s free!
We’ll be hearing from Marta Patlewicz and Abigail Ziering-Dalmedo (fresh from taking part in Alternative Fashion Week herself) about the downside of the fashion industry. Kevin Elam makes the case for nudity. Sam Hall talks about tattoos, and there will be a rant against retro-ism. Abigail will also be contributing on the musical side. There will be stand-up comedy from CO Jones and Mat Wills; and storytelling from Philip Kane.
Most importantly though, FASHION ON TRIAL is all about opening up a space for discussion and debate, a place where your voice can be heard. So come along and take part in the most exciting forum in Medway. Everyone who came to Love On Trial, in February, agreed they’d had a brilliant evening. And hopefully we’ll get even better at this as we progress!
FASHION ON TRIAL is organised and hosted by Medway Mutiny, a loose collective formed in broad sympathy with the Occupy movement. Newcomers are welcome to get involved with the collective, and with planning or participating in the On Trial events – just let us know that you’re interested. If you have something that you’d like to promote at On Trial evenings – whether it’s an event or a cause – and have material (eg flyers) that you’d like to distribute – please turn up as early as possible so that your material can be included in our Goodie Bags, which everyone can take away with them at the end of the evening.
Look out for the next event after this, too. MONARCHY ON TRIAL is due on Thursday 21st June – a good antidote to the Jubilee festival of sycophancy and forelock-tugging! Keep an eye on the blog at http://medwaymutiny.wordpress.com for news and updates.
You can also contact Medway Mutiny direct by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area – South East and London
Throughout April 2011 Philip Kane plans on running an experiment to try answering the following question: What impact can the development of a virtual community have on a real world creative community? Continue reading