News archive for May 2013

Coinciding with the paperback launch of Diamond Street: the hidden world of Hatton Garden (Hamish Hamilton) Rachel Lichtenstein has developed The Diamond Street App - a freely downloaded GPS activated rich media digital app for smartphones and tablets, which takes readers on a journey through both the historica jewellery quarter of Hatton Garden and the stories in Diamond Street. 

This beautifully produced and designed app is the first of its kind, an immersive and embodied publishing model enabled by new technologies that transforms content from a literary non-fiction book about place into a dynamic interactive walk around the city streets. Part new media experience, part walking tour, this location-based app fuses text, documentary film and image with real-time interaction.

The Londonist describes it as 'witchcraft in your pocket'.

Find out more, and download the app, here. 

The Royal Botantical Gardens have published a book to tie-in with an exhibition of Rory McEwen's work at Kew Gardens. The Colours of Reality showcases Rory's vibrant and varied career as an artist and musician. He developed a distinctive style working on unadorned vellum, presenting botantical subject matter with scientific precision and artistic flair, without ever compromising one for the other. The exhibition runs until the 22nd September. 


Don't miss Barry Fantoni's new play...

directed by Rafe Beckley & Peter Gerald

Wednesday, 5th June to Saturday, 15th June 2013 at 8.00pm. Sunday, 9th June 2013 at 5.00pm

June 1st, 1930, L’Atelier de Jules Pascin, Paris…The Prince of Montparnasse invites you to a Grande Soirée Déguisée in his studio, Top Floor, 36 Boulevard de Clichy… so come along and ‘fais la bombe!’ As usual, M. Pascin promises to throw a party to remember.

Peter Gerald as Jules Pascin
Tickets £12.00 / Concessions £10.00

“Peter Gerald is an extraordinary actor [...]This is a genuine tour de force which must not go unrecognised, unremembered, or unseen. Book while you can” – Aline Waites, Remotegoat

Cleverly written [...] Don’t miss this vivid window into the artist’s bawdy bohemian life in Montparnasse during the 1920s/1930s jazz era” - Fiona Lister, HubPages

BBC Scotland/Touchpaper's MURDER, produced by Kath Mattock, directed by Birger Larsen and written by our very own Robert Jones has won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama. MURDER received widespread critical acclaim and was also Nominated for Best Single Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2013. A series for BBC2 has been commissioned.

Huge congrats to Robert and everyone involved!