Just been sent the following information from the Ilkley Literature Festival via email about two forthcoming events:
Special Talk on The Colony Room Club
In a special
event, Sophie Parkin, author of The Colony Room Club, discusses
the legendary Dean Street establishment, frequented over several
generations by denizens of the Soho art world.
Known locally as ‘Muriel’s’ – after the proprietor, Muriel
Belcher, a ‘theatrical Portuguese Jewish lesbian’, The Colony became a home
from home for Francis Bacon, Dylan Thomas, Louis MacNeice, Charles
Laughton, E.M. Forster, Tallulah Bankhead, as well as artists Frank
Auerbach, and Colquohoun and Macbryde who, like Bacon are represented
in the Leeds collection.
Writers, poets and live literature performers of all kinds
including playwrights, singer songwriters, comedians from, or with strong
links to, the Yorkshire Region are invited to submit an application to
present an event at the Ilkley
Literature Festival Fringe 2013.