It is going to be a busy week for us RL as summer begins to wind down. There was a hint of autumn weather the other evening, but it has faded back into the long, hot summer. I’m not complaining (well, not exactly), but I really am looking forward to autumn. There will be some new things happening at Ce Soir Arts…and you will not want to miss what we have in store for Hallowe’en! (It felt wonderful to even type that!)
This week has wonder in store, so check the following schedule and come round to enjoy. Poet Laureate Russell Eponym will have us in rapt attention at The Magic Tree on Tuesday at noon. His inimitable readings from a broad collection of poetry and prose are exceptional and we always enjoy the hour. The music he shares from outstanding musicians is much more than entertaining, and from time-to-time he shares some of his own compositions. There is always wonder in the air when Russell takes the Reader’s Throne!
At 1:30 PM, the lovely Caledonia Skytower will visit us again, as she does every-other Tuesday. This time out, she will be presenting from her very own Book of Days – a project she has been involved with since 2014. She has quite a collection of writings inspired by works of art in RL, and we’re going to hear some of these pieces of micro-fiction and poetry at The Magic Tree. You will want to be here for this, and we will be more than pleased to welcome you!
Following Cale at 2:30 PM, the vocally adept MrG Darkrose will delight us with the continuing saga of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This tale by J.K. Rowling is more than charming and exciting when MrG is reading. You simply must experience his immersive style! From costumery to an array of character voices, MrG is spot on with the story, engaging us in it from the start. You can almost hear footfalls and whispers as Harry and friends poke about for what awaits them in the chamber. Don’t miss it!
At 3:30 PM, we shift gears again and enter the realm of science fiction with afficianado Æon Woodford. An avid reader from childhood, Æon was transfixed by his first sci-fi tale from the collection by Carey Rockwell (a pseudonym) called Tom Corbett: Space Cadet. That story – Stand By for Mars! – captured his attention and imagination. The rest, as they say, is history! Come join us as Æon makes more history by reading the stellar work of sci-fi master, Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles, which – interestingly enough – are also about the red planet!
On Wednesday at 1 PM, we have something truly unique and lovely happening at The Magic Tree. Regular reader and master storyteller Bryn Taleweaver will be sharing some stories that were special to one of his dearest friends who recently passed away. This tribute: In Memory of a Bookish Friend will share stories both dramatic and droll. Authors whose work may be highlighted include J.K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, and Douglas Adams. Bryn will choose special stories and scenes to share – with his dear friend in mind. Come enjoy these stories and show support for Bryn at this time. We are honoured that he will share these very special stories with us, promising to close on a joyous note with a well-chosen humourous tale in remembrance of his friend.
At 2 PM, beloved writer, reader, and actor Dubhna Rhiadra will bring more delight our way with another installment of her absolutely charming Alternative Faerytales. These stories from the engaging writer and storyteller are always adventures, as her grasp of fantasy and humour is stunning. Her turn of phrase can be quite disarming – in a very pleasing way! Come join us at The Magic Tree to enjoy Dubhna’s bada$$ take on traditional faerytales – told in her own inimitable style with humour and aplomb. You are guaranteed to enjoy this hour!
Thursday will roll around and we’ll be ready for our weekly 90-minute programme of Russell Eponym’s distinctive and most enjoyable folk, blues, and beyond at Château Ce Soir. Playing LIVE from Wales, Russell tunes up his unique stable of guitars – six- and twelve-string acoustic wonders – just for us! His special fingerstyle picking is a joy to hear, especially on these well-chosen instruments. Of course, we are likely also to hear the dulcet strains of the harmonica during the show – and perhaps the banjo and kazoo as well. His velvety voice is his primary instrument, and when he sings, the hall fills with magic! Truly, there is no finer musical show to be had, and as Russell’s fans and friends gather and greet one another warmly, the energy gathers. The pre-show music adds to the ambiance and when those first “Russellings” are heard on the stream, we are more than ready to enjoy some of Russell’s own compositions and those of other musicians like Bob Dylan, Christy Moore, Mark Knopfler, or Paul Simon. You’re invited, so come on over – dancing shoes on!
ALSO: The BEACHES Art Exhibit is open at Côte de la Mer Galerie & Lawn through August! Stop in and enjoy…additional information is in earlier posts – and those upcoming soon!