If These Walls Could Talk is a radio show that celebrates stories from within the walls of some of Britain’s iconic heritage sites. For one hour, guests, employees, vendors, visitors, and neighbors share true stories of love, loss, meetings, missed connections, interviews, visits, work, haunting, trials, shows, exhibits, secrets: stories that capture the human experience within the walls of British heritage sites.
Shared through a series of interviews, these true stories capture the sometimes hidden histories of public spaces. In their own voices, the guests make the past more intimate, immediate and accessible by sharing their true stories about people they’ve met, things they’ve seen, things they’ve found or left behind; about escapes, encounters, first days of work and last. Through winding sometimes whimsical narratives the guests answer the question:if these walls could talk, what stories would they tell? What kind of stories am I looking for?
True stories that make listeners laugh, cry, think, feel, engage, wonder, imagine… Stories that take us behind the walls of British Heritage sites and more importantly, your stories.
If these walls could talk, what stories would they tell?
Special Edition North West Literary Salon
There’s a chill in the air and it’s not just the Autumn-like weather.
Join us as Jenn Ashworth reads from her haunting new novel, Fell. The lively reading will be followed by discussion, music, food and wine.
Jenn is an award-winning author with a distinctive voice, an enchanting talent for storytelling and the ability to captivate an audience.
Is North West Literary Salon for you? If you like engaging readings, lively discussions, delicious food, moving music and good company, North West Literary Salon is the place for you.
When is North West Literary Salon? Friday, September 9 from 7-8 PM
Where is North West Literary Salon? Waterstones King Street, Lancaster
How much is North West Literary Salon? Free
You’ll be shivering and it won’t have anything to do with the whistling wind, the frost in the air, just the words trickling down your spine…
Sponsored by Sceptre, the event is free. Please order your free tickets via Eventbrite
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Summer + Reading= Fun!
Celebrate summer reading and First Fridays with North West Literary Salon’s first ever children’s salon.
Join us as author Leila Rasheed reads from her celebrated children’s series featuring Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Leila may even read from the Witch of Turlingham series. Either way, it’s sure to be a delight.
This is a free event ideal for book lovers between 7-13 (and their adults), the engaging readings will be followed by delicious snacks, delightful music and a chance to chat with the author.
Leila Rasheed is the author of Chips, Beans and Limonusines (a Red House Read of the Year) and sequels, also the Witch of Turlingham series as Ellie Boswell, and the Somerton trilogy for Disney-Hyperion USA. She created and delivers the Megaphone Writer Development Programme (www.megaphonewrite.com) which supports new ethnic minority writers of children’s literature.
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Sponsored and supported by Lancaster Arts City, North West Literary Salon is a BBC Get Creative event