Neil Beardmore is a multi-talented dramatist, poet, musician, photographer and artist. He is a winner of The Sussex Playwrights Prize, the Richard Burton Poetry Prize and his play, Pristine in Blue, recently ran at the Milton Keynes Festival. Neil works with two drama companies, Pepper’s Ghost and The Play’s The Thing and helps run a play reading service with BBC director Rosemary Hill.
He reads from his new novel LEMON SEAS: Rich needs a rest from life when he arrives on Goa’s beaches, but it’s not to be. He’s quickly caught up with local police investigating the murder of a local dancing girl.
Neil says of the book: It’s been a lengthy process of draft and re-draft over several years to get Lemon Seas to where it is, and I can only hope that that reveals the dedication which has gone into shaping it as an authentic, pacey but enjoyable read, and one which weaves through an exciting backdrop; I hope it shows also the passion I feel for the country and the people. Several readers have told me they couldn’t put it down – words that make a writer’s heart glow!
There will also be a slide show about Goa, the novel’s location and an interview with the author.
Back Water-watercolour Neil Beardmore
After the interval Kelvin Bowers will read from his book,THROWING PLATES AT THE MOON. Artist, writer and runner Kelvin Bowers made headlines around the globe when he completed a 10,500 mile journey from Stoke-on-Trent to Sydney, Australia, on foot. There will be film of his run across India