Friday, 29 June 2012
It's been a while since we posted any news, but a lot has been happening recently, and the A Roof Over Their Heads project is nearing completion. The stories have been edited, checked and, as I type, are about to be double-checked. The cover is coming together and taking shape. The eBook is being formatted.
And even more exciting is our launch for the book. The Blue Town Heritage Centre in Sheerness is providing the Isle of Sheppey with entertainment this September, in the form of the Promenade 2012. In conjunction with the Sheppey Little Theatre, the What the Dickens? themed festival will be open to everyone, and will share the history, nature, and people of this fascinating island in Kent. There will be talks, open houses, film screenings and much, much more, including us! Yes, the A Roof Over Their Heads writing group will be launching our special and Sheppey themed book during this event.
We will be available for readings, questions, and book signings, and you can walk away with a first edition copy of the finished product. It's a unique collection of stories, and you should be able to recognise many of the streets and places and buildings mentioned within it. Maybe even some of the characters, as some of them can be found in past census listings and so actually existed!
The Blue Town Heritage Centre is a stunning example of what people can achieve when they have love for a place. A TARDIS of a building, I certainly did not expect to find a cinema, music hall, cafe, and museum inside when I first visited.
Did you know all that existed in Blue Town?
The cinema can hold up to one hundred people, and shows recent films on the first Friday of every month - and the prices are great. Where else can you pay £5 to see a film, and get tea and cake at the same time? In July, they are showing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is well worth seeing. Not only this, but the cinema can be hired privately - contact Jenny for information (01795 662981).
The Blue Town Heritage Centre also hosts other events. They are currently running a model exhibition. Our very own Geof Reed is starring in a play bout Hogarth's drunken trip around Sheppey. There's a Laurel and Hardy film evening coming up in July, and it's only £1!
The centre is easy to find in Blue Town, and there is plenty of easy, free parking. So why not do yourself a favour, and pop in for a visit? There's so much going on, you're bound to find something that you're interested in.