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SEKABO by Richard Woolley
SEKABO by Richard Woolley
Book Launch—meet the author

Free event but donations welcome
Tuesday 25 November 7.15pm
Heart Cafe, Bennett Road, LS6 3HN

Greed from the past confronts good from the future – a tale to engage hearts and minds, even those unwilling to be opened.

In 2097 China rules Scarborough and the North York Moors following England’s need to pay back debts to China incurred several years earlier in a deep recession. An egalitarian republican enclave with a hi-tech infrastructure that allows everyone to live in prosperity, SEKABO is an idyllic city-state. Can rumours of a risqué film from 1990 that may be linked to the English Royal Family upset this settled world?

Monday 8 December 7.30pm
Stories from the War Hospital

Following the sell-out success of Dinner with Dante during the Headingley LitFest in March, we are now presenting a sequel. This time, some of the classic stories of Giovanni Boccaccio will be read to you to help you digest your light supper, in English with some of the original Italian. They might be scurrilous, or even rather erotic, but they go perfectly with a glass of wine!

Gigliola Sulis and Richard Wilcocks are the readers

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and On Famous Women. He is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries.

Sekabo is the third novel by Richard, who as as well a novelist is a successful screenplay writer and film director. He was the founding Head of the Northern School of Film and Television at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) and is a former Director of the Dutch Film Academy, founding Dean of Film and TV at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, inaugural holder of the Greg Dyke Chair of Film and Television at the University of York and, most recently, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University.

Salvo’s Salumeria 115 Otley Road LS6 3PX
Tickets £15 from Salvo’s .............0113 - 275 5017

Headingley LitFest Between the Lines

Headingley LitFest Between the Lines
Stories from the War Hospital
a LitFest book by Richard Wilcocks
The book, which is based on eighteen months of research into the military hospital which was at Beckett Park, Headingley, during the First World War, was launched on 21 March in the performance space of the New Headingley Club as part of Headingley LitFest 2014. A play based on the stories in the book was performed at the launch.
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