Seven “emerging talents” have been commissioned to write and perform new work, inspired by museum objects.The poets will attend six closely mentored workshops, between April and July 09, with renowned poet and director, Kevin Fegan. Their finished work will be set to music and visuals and performed as ‘Heritage’ one of 7 high profile ‘Lyric Lounge’ nights. at the Y Theatre in Leicester.
‘Heritage’ will explore Special Olympics values and be a chance for these up-and-coming writers to develop their talent and profile whilst learning more about accessing museum resources.The event is part of the cultural offering of Leicester to celebrate the city’s hosting of the 2009 Special Olympics GB Summer Games.
You may be wondering why this event has caught my eye. I just happen to be the proud “big sis” of one of these “emerging new talents”, Anne Holloway. Of course I think her writing is wonderful and now at least a whole city will have the opportunity of appreciating her work.