We’ve got plenty of space in our upcoming meetings for all the scripts you’ve been working on over the Easter break, so please get in touch to reserve slots for your work to be read. All meetings take place from 7.30pm in the Macready Room at Bristol Old Vic in King Street (ask at the box office for directions to the Macready Room). Everyone attending pays £1. Don’t forget that you can find a list of forthcoming meetings on the Diary page of our website.
Tuesday, 17 April at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Tuesday, 24 April at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Tuesday, 1 May at 7.30pm: Engineers’ Wives by Stephanie Weston
A reading of Stephanie’s radio play: It’s a third of the way through the nineteenth century and Britain’s engineers are dazzling the world with their railways and steamships. Meanwhile their wives live quiet, dutiful lives — or do they? Envy and competitiveness which would astound their husbands all flourish: nothing is as it seems, in polite society, or even under the capes of the ladies themselves.
Tuesday, 8 May at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Tuesday, 15 May at 7.30pm: Open Workshop
Screenwriters’ Festival 2007
The International Screenwriters’ Festival returns to Cheltenham from 3 to 6 July, boasting an impressive programme of events and speakers with a hefty ticket price to match. If you’ve got a spare £200-£364, you can find further details of the Festival and how to book at its website.
Digital Shorts screening
There will be a crew and cast screening of this year’s South West Screen Digital Shorts films including Meeting, written and directed by Bill Maryon, at the Arnolfini cinema, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA, on Wednesday, 25 April. The films will be shown twice, the first screening starting at 7pm with another later in the evening. The event is free and there’s no need to book.
UWE MA in Screenwriting
The University of the West of England’s Bristol School of Art, Media and Design is currently accepting applications for its MA Media (Screenwriting) programme starting this autumn. Eileen Elsey, the course leader, will be on hand at our meeting on 17 April to answer your questions about it.
Success at the Mid Somerset Festival
Congratulations to Brian Weaving who won the monologue prize at this year’s Mid Somerset Festival and with it the overall cup, the Evelyn Sandford Senior Literary Trophy.
Bacon Sandwich back for another bite
Tim Massey’s prenuptial comedy, Bacon Sandwich, first seen at the Alma Tavern in 2001 and the TAPS Tenth Anniversary Drama Writer of the Year Award winner in 2004, is being revived in a new production by InterACT Productions at Brentwood Theatre in Essex. The show has a two-night run in Brentwood on 6 and 7 July with plans for it to transfer to a London fringe venue if all goes well.
A Doll’s House at the Alma
Scriptwriters regular Adrian Harris is appearing in the South West Actors Network production of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen at the Alma Tavern from Tuesday, 17 to Saturday, 28 April. Performances begin at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday, 21 April.