SALLY GIVES UNEXPECTED READING FROM OUR BOOK
We are pleased to let you know that a team from the Sundial Book Project will be carrying out readings from our book ‘Tales by Eastenders’, and telling the story of how the book came about at:
The Sundial Book Group were guest participants at the Family River Festival held at the Museum of London (Docklands) over the weekend.
As well as our usual stand, we were displaying writings both from the existing book and the possible follow-up.
Also on display were some of the special works we had done when working with the museum over the past few weeks. Over this period we also made a dyed paper river for use in one of the other childrens writing projects, which was well received.
Sally Flood was invited to give two of her now famous talks and recitals, one each on both days of the event, both of which went down brilliantly.
We are hoping as a bonus, that the museum shop will stock our book “Tales by Eastenders” in the near future.
We all look forward to working with the museum in the near future.
Don’t forget, we are always looking for new writers to join our merry band. No precious writing experience is necessary, as we all help each other. To contact us, just complete the form below, and we’ll call you back.
For the next coupla of days, members of our group will be supporting the Family River Festival at the Museum of London (Docklands) from Mid-day until 4.00pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2015.
We will be supporting their river memories writing project, so this is a chance for you to get to work with some of our team members, read some of the stories from our book “Tales by Eastenders”, and some of the stories written for possible inclusion into our next book.
You will also be able to buy copies of “Tales by Eastenders” at the specially reduced price of £9.99p.(normal shop price £12.99p)
We look forward to meeting you there.
Yesterday saw a group from the Sundial Book Project back at the Museum of London Docklands, putting together the final touches to our display of very short stories based on our memories of the River Thames, with advisor for the day Niamh Linnane, who helped us out with the “arty-farty” bits (their words – not ours – much!).
The Family Festival will be taking place on the weekend of the 26th and 27th September 2015, from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
It is also hoped that our display along with some of our group will be there on the day(s) to help out with a writing based project, (and maybe even sell a book or two!)
Why not bring your family along for a good bit of fun.
We’ll give you more information as it becomes available.
Don’t forget that we are always looking for new members for our group, and this is a good opportunity for you to meet us and have a chat.
Yesterday, Tuesday 11th August 2015, the Sundial Book Project made it’s first formal visit to the Museum of London Docklands to start work on their contribution to the museum’s forthcoming ‘River Thames Family Festival‘.
As well as Aisling Serrant of the museum (who provided some very welcome refreshments), we were introduced to writer and playwright Judith Johnson, who will be working closely with the group on this project, taking on a similar role Jan Van Den Bosch used to carry out, by encouraging our writers to recall incidents buried in our memories. Sadly our numbers were deleted as Barry and Ann were unable to join us due to illness, we wish them well, but we did have Don Archer with us this time. Don was one of the original members of the Sundial Digital Photography Group, and had several photographs printed in our book ‘Tales by Eastenders’.
Once the introductions were over, we carried out two basic writing exercises, aimed at helping us to get to know each other. The first being a ten minute writing exercise on the very earliest memories from our childhood, the second was a five minute exercise remembering our early school days or a particular teacher.
After writing these exercises, we went into our usual routine of reading out our works, and discussing their contents over coffee, tea and biscuits.
The work on the ‘River Thames Family Festival‘ will start in earnest next Tuesday at the Sundial Centre.
Don’t forget, the Sundial Book Project are still looking for some more writers to swell our numbers. No experience in writing is necessary, as you will be given the full support of the group. We next meet at the Sundial Centre, 11 Shipton Street, London E2 on Tuesday 18th August from 1.00pm (there will usually be some of us around from 12.30pm).
For your amusement, here are some photos of us at work. Yes – it’s not all play.
I went with Sally Flood, as a stand-in for Sarah Ainslie, just to help her with any possible sales of our book following her attandance at an event known as the Human Library.
This was an interesting and unusual few hours. Just as you would borrow a book from the library, here you borrow a person for a few minutes, have an interesting chat with them, and then move on to the next human book.
The organisers had pre-arranged some of the true characters from the world of fashion and it’s history, one of which was our Sally Flood.
As Sally was involved, the organisers had agreed to let us have a small stand for the sale of “Tales by Eastenders”. Although this wasn’t strictly within the parameters if their concept, it did work in well, and added that touch of variety.
We hadn’t expected much in the way of sales, but with Sally talking about the book in her chatting sessions, and a little spiel from yours truly, we sold out, and could have sold several more.
Well done Sally.
Altogether I took over 100 photographs of the function. I will arrange a slideshow of around 40 of these below to show you.
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