Celebrate Lambeth playwrights at Brixton Library this weekend

Written by on June 3, 2015 in Culture, What's On - Comments Off on Celebrate Lambeth playwrights at Brixton Library this weekend

This weekend local theatre company Sixteenfeet Productions and Lambeth Libraries present First Draft, a new writing festival on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June taking place at Brixton Library.

From last year's First Draft -  reading of Machu Bloody Picchu by Claude Starling. Photo by Curtis O'Dell

From last year’s First Draft – reading of Machu Bloody Picchu by Claude Starling. Photo by Curtis O’Dell

First Draft is a showcase of new short plays by Lambeth writers. In April Sixteenfeet launched the search for emerging writers in the borough and received a large number of entries from local playwrights.

On Friday and Saturday evening this weekend staged readings of the winning plays will be held at Brixton Library, giving them life off the page for the first time.

The winning scripts were selected by a panel of industry judges including Saffron Myers, the Literary Manager at Omnibus Clapham, theatre and radio play director Marina Caldarone, and actor and playwright Denton Chikura.

You can book your tickets online, by emailing info@sixteenfeet.co.uk or by calling Caroline Funnell on 07958 448690. Tickets will be available for collection from the library 30 minutes before the performances start.

About the Author

Barney is half of the Arts editorial team at the Brixton blog. He particularly likes to write about Brixton’s musical and literary scenes, and has interviewed local writers and bands as well as written the odd gig review. Get in touch with him at arts@brixtonblog.com, or you can find him tweeting @BarneyEvison.

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