Short pieces set in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Greece, the East End and Hungary are like love letters pasted onto the wall of European history. Along with the familiar Northern attraction to the sensuality and sunshine of the Mediterranean world his unusual (mixed Irish and Jewish) immigrant background has pushed him to question rather than romantically overlook the history of Europe’s seething populations and the struggles that have created a ruin in Ireland or an impoverished village in Spain.
60pp, C format paperback, card wrapper.
Illustrations by Daniel Balanescu.
Against The Odds – Oxford Youth Dance Company
“On the island of Chios ,thousands of refugees wait for their official papers before boarding the ship to Athens .They live in makeshifts camps in the old castle on the harbour and at the centre of the island. What are their stories ? Can they retain a sense of beauty ? A sense of self and identity? ”
Costumes and textiles Daniel Balanescu
Choreography by the dancers with assistance from Cecilia Macfarlane and Joelle Pappas
Conceived and Directed by Joelle Pappas
SUNDAY 24th January The Albion Beatnik Press is publishing two collections of short stories: Black Milk by Olivia Stewart Liberty, and Ode to Jouissance by Dan Holloway