We are delighted to host notorious Australian, Trenton Oldfield, in “The Queen versus Trenton Oldfield – A Prison Diary” on Saturday, September 27th. Trenton spent six months at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, following his arrest for disrupting the 2012 Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race, in a successful protest highlighting the culture of elitism that continues to create inequalities here and abroad.
The opening event of Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know will be “An Evening with Sunny Ormonde” – the outrageous and raunchy Lilian Bellamy from BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, the world’s longest running soap. Sunny has been touring this hilarious and heart-warming one-woman show for the past eighteen months, and we are delighted to host her at the Rochester Literature Festival.
ME4Writers’ have instigated a wonderful project for the Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know Festival 2014.
The ice cream melted on her hand
What a milky sticky mess
But it tasted so good
That it took away the senses
Of the time it was nice
That’s why at Christmas he received an orange
And if just one time we do not
We must try again, lest we let the chance slip by.
This is a collective poem from the Literary Potlatch, written by the participants on the day, with each of them only able to see the previous line. At present, the image accompanying it is a stock photo but we would really love someone to respond to the poem visually, as only an original image can possibly do it justice. Full credit will of course be given. Please email email@example.com if you’re interested in creating something special we can share. Thank you.
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