Sunday, 16 June 2013

New Writers, Festival Fringe and 'Living up North'

Yesterday saw us hosting New Writers Day, the Festival Fringe and Strange Bedfellows exhibition at the Ron Cooke Hub, plus various events across York - Holgate Windmill, Acomb Library, Yorkshire Museum and Jorvik DIG.

New Writers Day consisted of four wonderful sessions of readings by some of Britain's best up-and-coming authors, including three of Granta Magazine's Best of Young British authors 2013 - Ross Raisin (God's Own Country), Kamila Shamsie (Burnt Shadows) and Jenni Fagan (The Panopticon).

Silents Now - children giving voiceovers to silent films
Practising the script
Festival Fringe Day - a great day for all the family
One of our Royal visitors
A very busy and happy Hub
Ross, Kamila and Jenni - three of Granta Best Young British  Authors 
The Festival Fringe team
Martin Kelner, who chaired the 'Living up North' talk
Journalist Paul Morley before his talk on how it is to be a 'Northerner'
This week our Festival highlights include Brian Sewell on Tuesday, Michael Wood talking about King Athelstan on Wednesday (although these events are sold out, there may be tickets available on the door - although we can't guarantee everyone will get a seat), an evening of polar exploration on Thursday with exhibitions and two excellent talks and lots, lots more! Do check out the website for details of all the events we have during the festival.

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