The Border Readers | Autumn 2024 tour of ‘Land Lines’

Tuesday 22nd October | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | £7

Land Lines

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Tuesday 22nd October | 6pm

The Border Readers | Autumn 2024 tour of ‘Land Lines’

Members’ priority booking until 27th September

The Border Readers proudly present Land Lines, live readings of short stories with a rural setting by some of our finest contemporary writers. They all have something to say in entertaining and relevant ways about life in today’s countryside.

In Tim Pear’s poignant story Blue a dying farmer, looking back over his life and times, sees the world anew. In Deborah Moggach’s How I Learnt to be a Real Countrywoman London incomer Ruthie’s conservation campaign lights up her life and libido. In the Author’s Footsteps by Adam Thorpe a determined walker with an outdated guidebook brings mayhem to Milton Keynes. In Protection by Helen Dunmore artist Florence wants to shield her twin girls from possible intruders at their isolated rural home, but just how far will she go in doing so? Jo Scott sets Leap of Faith in the Cheviot hills on midsummer eve where a swim in a moorland lough brings two young villagers together in unexpectedly dramatic ways.

The Border Readers are a regional association of highly experienced professional actors, led by producer Stephen Tomlin, that since 2018 have been touring village halls, libraries, pubs, galleries, art centres, theatres and other community venues, entertaining local audiences with intimate readings of short form fiction on themes from ghosts to crime.

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Members’ priority booking until 27th September

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | £7

(If you would prefer to book directly over the phone, please call the Library Desk team on 0191 232 0192 and they will be happy to help)

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