Into The Wild Blue Sea with Kate Fox
We launched 2022's festival in spectacular style with a community dip on Redcar beach!
We Hope This Finds You Well
Created by Laura Degnan, A Time Capsule of Hopes is a short film that will introduce you to the stories of community members and library users across Teesside, as they reflect on what keeps them well and happy, now and in the future.
Bodies in the Library
A thrilling evening with readings and conversation from three members of the Northern Crime Writers Syndicate – Fiona Erskine, creator of the Chemical Detective novels featuring Dr Jaq Silver; Golden-Age-influenced Chris McGeorge; and Robb Scragg, author of the Porter & Styles series, and winner of the 2021 Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction.
Mrs Death Misses Death with Salena Godden
Author, activist, and spoken word powerhouse Salena Godden performs live from her acclaimed novel Mrs Death Misses Death, a book full of “hope, resilience and love”.
Big Bluemoose Book Club
Spend an evening in the company of two fantastic authors from quirky indie label Bluemoose Books. Devika Ponnambalam’s debut I Am Not Your Eve tells the story of Teha’amana, the 13-year-old girl who was sold to artist Paul Gauguin during his first stay on Tahiti in 1891, and incorporates pre-colonial Tahitian origin myths. Ronan Hession’s delightfully wholesome first novel Leonard & Hungry Paul won our World Cup of Book Club Books, so we can’t wait to hear him read from that and his latest book Panenka, a tale of rebuilding relationships after the disatrous mistakes of the past, learning new ways to let love into broken lives.
An Evening with Ian McMillan and Lucy Holden
Two great shows for the price of one! Book for a double bill, with a performance by Ian McMillan followed by Lucy Holden interviewed by Tom Taylor of Teesside’s Comedy Club.