Live Theatre is delighted to host two evenings celebrating Julia Darling’s writing. This cabaret style evening will feature poetry, fiction, extracts from plays and live music performed by many of Julia’s long time collaborators, performers and friends including The Poetry Virgins.
The Line Up
Both evenings will be hosted by Charlie Hardwick (Emmerdale), a member of Julia’s performance poetry group The Poetry Virgins and actress in a number of Julia’s plays including The Women Who Painted Ships and Attachments (Live Theatre). Zoe Lambert will perform extracts from Sudden Collapses in Public Places and Personal Belongings with songs and accompaniment by Dave Scott, Jim Kitson will perform songs from Manifesto for a new City (which was originally toured in 2005 by Northern Stage) and the acclaimed The Poetry Virgins will recite a number of Julia’s poems.
On Saturday 31 May, the evening will also play host to Tim Dalling (Old Rope String Band) a musician who worked with Julia to turn her poems into songs and recorded them on the album Sudden Blossoms featuring the popular Two Lighthouses and Rendezvous Café: Whitley Bay. At this event, New Writing North will also be announcing the winner of the inaugural Julia Darling Travel Fellowship, a new award to support a writer to travel and write, that has been created in Julia’s memory. For more details about the Fellowship, and how to apply, please visit New Writing North’s website.