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An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics – year 2

Last year we curated our collaborative exhibition – An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics – as part of Rochester LitFest, where our exhibition was shown at Rochester Library for a month, and we held an evening of readings from the project.

We anonymously give written texts to a range of artists – and they interpreted the text in whatever medium they chose. The writing and pictures were displayed as part of the exhibition. We are going to do it again this year, and have started getting writing in on the theme of ‘The Road not Taken’.

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both”

We are pleased to say that we plan to repeat the project this year – and it is hoped that by the time it gets to May we will have all the written submissions in. If you are an artist in any visual medium and you would like the chance to interpret one of them let us know. Also if you are a writer, drop us a line to find out more.

You can like the Facebook page ‘An-Assemblance-Of-Judicious-Heretics’ for updates.

Roundabout Nights – And now you must walk with me

A slightly sad tinge to Roundabout Nights this week, as we learned earlier that week that Terry Pratchett had gone off to walk with Bill Door and Binky.

So we read a few stories from Sir T, and heard the wise words of Barry and Sam Fentiman-Hall, Neil R Wood, Sam Rapp, Lisa Vigour, Sarah March, Chris Van Beck, Maggie Drury, and Zack Davies. Photos below from Man in the Attic Photography. And goodbye and thanks for all the fish to the Recreate Project and POP gallery, which is coming to the end of its run at the end of March.

We will leave you with Barry’s poem:


We stride with giantly hubris
Through the streets of a ghost town,
Its gaily painted plywood pretence
Decorated with beautiful dreamers

We clever apes lend ourselves well
To this grand game of les buggeurs risible
Hurting more as years drift by
Playing on through endless injury time

And then, and then, it comes
With the inevitable darkness
Of a Sunday teatime in winter
A random embuggerance rears

From its watchful biding place
To rob us of the needful things
That gilded well our breathing
When we looked down on life

So much larger than it then
And such a steepling way to fall
Faster than the speed of light
With the darkness waiting always

So embuggered you’ll be stood
If still standing you can be
Beyond cat calling memories

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‘Letters Home’ exhibition details

We have confirmed our exhibition of the fantastic letters from Medway residents (and some from further afield!) that we received, for November, to be held in Rochester and Walderslade Village libraries.

* Rochester – opens 3 November for a month (closing date TBC)
* Walderslade Village – opens 10 November – 7 December.

There will be a launch event on 10 November in Rochester Library, 1.30pm-4pm, please see publicity nearer to the time.

We have extended the deadline to 30 September – so if you want to send us a letter – please see the original brief.