Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Book Launches etc...

I was invited along to a couple of local Book Launches the past weeks...

Peter Finch reading from Real Cardiff Three
@ Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
Juliette Llewellyn Sony Cybershot 09.07.09

Millenium Centre: Two of my friends, Aimé Kongolo with Reciprocities / Réciprocités and Gemma June Howell with Inside the Treacle Well had their debut book launches on 30.06.09 at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff. It was a relaxed and intercultural evening with readings / films from 3 refugee writers alongside readings of 2 Welsh writers. I particularly enjoyed Aimes deeply felt poem L'ardeur sempiternelle / Never-ending ardour, Gemma's sharply observed piece and Alhaji Sheku Kamara's strong and direct performance poetry.

Waterloo Gardens Teahouse: I also attended Peter Finch's Real Cardiff Three Book and Exhibition Launch at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse last week on 09.07.09. It was an intimate atmosphere as we all hushed to listen to observational snapshots of life in Waterloo Gardens. I sank in to the sofa listening to his passionately delivered words which were compelling listening. Exhibition of text extracts from The Gardens in Real Cardiff Three continues for a few weeks:

And finally over the weekend i went to The Dracula Rock Show to see my friends 7 year old son perform as a zombie. A stage full of mini vampires and small zombies is another story......

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Words in Motion

Cardiff 04.07.09
Juliette Llewellyn Sony Cybershot

Cardiff 05.07.09
Juliette Llewellyn Nokia Silver Slide

I am starting a new observational project 'Words in Motion'. Capturing elements of visual words that are scattered through our days in advertising, graffiti and in any form. More 'Word in Motion' Photos on flickr

Spoken Word Theatre

Interesting piece by poet Lemn Sissay on the crossover between poetry / spoken word and theatre:

Monday, 6 July 2009

Serenity's Saturday!

Warming Up Backstage... uncoventionally!
Juliette Llewellyn Sony Cybershot 04.06.09

Waiting our turn
Juliette Llewellyn Sony Cybershot 04.06.09

'Songs from Stage & Screen' - Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band & Serenity Female Voice Choir. Last Saturday Evening at Dinas Powys Parish Hall.

A couple more Serenity photos on flickr music set or flickr photostream