Category: Literature

Watching the birds fly in the chapel

Watching the birds fly in the chapel

The stories of author Daphne du Maurier rarely have a happy ending and were described as ‘moody and resonant’ with overtones of the paranormal. In this our free September Wireless Contemplation audio event, we celebrate perhaps the darkest of all her tales, The Birds. This short story was made famous by Hitchcock in his 1963...

31 Aug 201818 Oct 2018
Visit Big Brother at the chapel in June

Visit Big Brother at the chapel in June

Big Brother looms as large in our lives as he did in 1949 when George Orwell introduced him to the world in the novel 1984. With a history of bannings and court challenges, the book still deserves its iconic and provocative reputation. Come and hear the slogans, the Newspeak, the fiction turned fact in this...

18 May 201818 Oct 2018

Laurence Olivier reads RL Stevenson

“I don’t believe that there was ever such a literary feat before as the writing of Dr Jekyll. I remember the first reading as though it were yesterday. Louis came downstairs in a fever; read nearly half the book aloud; and then, while we were still gasping, he was away again, and busy writing. I...

9 Mar 201829 Oct 2018
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