26 Shining Light is LIVE

– Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes shines a light on our project, which sees 26ers working more closely than ever before with the Bloomsbury Festival.

26 Shining Light, our latest project with the Bloomsbury Festival, is live. You can catch up with all the work here. We’ll be updating this page every five days and highlighting one piece per day over the next few weeks.

This year we were given an opportunity to work in a more integrated way with the festival and its highlight events that cover a wide range of cultural and artistic activities including drama, dance, writing, music and film. Our writers were paired up with an extraordinary range of creative events, most of which will lead to live performances in the Bloomsbury area in October – and often available digitally for those unable to join us in person. 

John Simmons has been closely involved in Music & Place ‘Belonging’ with the NWLive musical quartet, the event that opens the Festival on 15 October at Conway Hall. As you can see 26 is fully included in the description and it is a really interesting collaboration between words and music. You can join us live or digitally but you need to get tickets.

Our own event 26 Shining Light Live has just had its capacity increased, but there are only 10 tickets left (at time of writing), so book them while you can. Come and hear our writers talk about their creative response to their event and perform their work. We’ll be in the Conway Hall Library on Saturday afternoon, 23 October, a great chance to celebrate our festival involvement, chaired by 26’s Martin Clarkson.

And finally, our Writers in Residence will be doing their bit once more to bring the festival alive for all those who can’t make it in person. Watch out on social media for writing they post during the festival.

– Andy Hayes

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