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30th May 2023: The 'Ten Green Jotters' new anthology of short stories well underway!
17th May 2023: Exciting theatre production by Chingford Theatre Group CADOS of plays, included 'Cheek to Cheek' taken from Kisses from the Sun! It was a successful and fun evening of talent and new writing.
Ten Green Jotters new anthology
The Sidcup (Kent) based writing group 'Ten Green Jotters' third anthology of stories is well underway with a publication date target of the end of August 2023. This group, of which I am a member, was formed in 2018 following a meeting of minds, interests and friendship at a six month creative writing course that year. It has proved to be enduring and the varied life experiences of all the members has led to an eclectic and exciting range of stories produced over two previous anthologies Literary AllShorts and All Shorts of Crime.
The new anthology is based around the concept of Time...expect to find ghost stories, time travel, science fiction alongside nostalgia, romance and humour. One thing missing at the moment is a title!
Theatre production of Cheek to Cheek
An interesting and exciting dramatic production took place at Mornington Hall, Chingford from Wednesday 10th May to Saturday 13th May!
An evening of eight short plays in a single evening gave new writers and directors the opportunity to showcase their talents.
One of the plays was adapted by Marcus Scroop from the short story 'Cheek to Cheek' taken from my book Kisses from the Sun. With tap dancers and music it was a fun and romantic piece and under his direction the cast performed wonderfully, with a comedic element introduced and a lovely romantic dance to conclude - to the music of the eponymous song sung by the elegant Fred Astaire naturally!
The whole production - Creative Streak - was by the popular CADOS, the Chingford Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society; having attended on the final evening I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed all of the plays performed, which ranged from tragedy to farce (intentional!) and each was well acted and directed with excellent back and front stage support by a company that, I believe, has been in existence in one form or another since around 1945.
For further productions by this welcoming group here is link to the CADOS web site: