Next Tuesday marks an August debut for Southwest Scriptwriters. It’s happening in the Clore Learning Studio at Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED. Sign in at the Stage Door entrance off Queen Charlotte Street — follow the footsteps on BOV’s handy map below. Everyone attending meetings pays £2.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 8pm: Open Workshop

Tonight’s meeting features Clare Finnimore’s radio docudrama, Shared Space: Oliver’s Story, in which a blind, 28-year-old, single dad, and Reece, his live wire ten-year-old son, bypass the ‘heads in the sand’ at the local town council with a protest at the Houses of Parliament. Clare has based her 15-minute script on interviews she conducted with people who are vulnerable to the triumph of design over function in architecture and street planning, and will record it for Bath Spa University’s MA Scriptwriting showcase events on 30 September and 8 October. She is seeking actors to take part in the recording, so please get in touch if you can help out.

We have time for one or two more script extracts this month — email using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form if you have work in progress ripe for feedback.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 8pm: Stocking Fillers by Scott Wilson

In Scott’s Christmas comedy feature, a Santa fights for his freedom from festive servitude.


Scott geeks out in Edinburgh

Up the Antics presents Geek Salad

Comedy sketch and improvisation group Up the Antics is presenting its revue show, Geek Salad, cowritten by Southwest Scriptwriter Scott Wilson, at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 20 to 26 August.

The show serves up an hour-long ‘lightly tossed salad of sketch comedy and stuffed pop culture all topped with a delicate dressing of absurdity’ at Silk Room 1 Ground (Venue 444), 28a King’s Stables Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2JY, at 2.35pm daily during its run.

Admission is free, so be sure to select Geek Salad from the smorgasbord on offer if you’re in Edinburgh this August!

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