October 2012 promises to be an exciting time for the Long John Silver Trust, as part of this year’s Bristol Festival of Literature, we’ve been invited to take part in a number of events.
It’s a real honour for us to be involved and there are exciting happenings almost throughout the whole of October but in particular between 13th and 21st October – please go to www.unputdownable.org or follow events on Twitter @bristolfest or Facebook facebook.com/group/unputdownable
LJS is involved in three of the offerings: –
- Saturday October 13th 2-4pm, meeting at Temple Church (behind the Kings Head in Victoria Street) Cost £3 on the day. “The Long John Silver Literary Walk: Adventurers Tales”
Will take in parts of historic old Bristol that inspired the likes of Daniel Defoe, Jonathon Swift, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Louis Stevenson through the daring deeds of some of Bristol’s more colourful characters.
- Sunday October 14th 1-5pm, meeting at M Shed Cost variable (Box Office: Book online at www.unputdownable.org or phone 0117 230 5157)
“Gideon Defoe and Peter Lord: Pirates! Adventures with scientists…and historians!” The Matthew will be collecting Peter, Gideon and radio Bristol’s Steve Yabsley form Aardman HQ and delivering them to M Shed, guns blazing at about 1.45pm for what promises to be the highlight of the Festival, a talk between the 3 of them in M Shed 2pm – 3pm with book signings after.The Matthew will then be taking people on 45 minute Storytelling trips around the docks featuring Treasure Island and the Black Banner (3.15pm and 4pm).The Trusts own cannonaders, parrots and sail-maker will be on hand to explain their connection with Bristol’s notorious Buccaneer’s.“The biggest family event of the weekend. Pirates and adventurers take over the Harbourside to tell us who they were and why they did what they did.
At the centre of things, the author and the film-maker arrive by ship to the M Shed to show us how they collaborated on turning Gideon’s cracking novel into the blockbuster Aardman success, with clips, filmobilia and performances.”
Families: Take a trip on the Matthew. Grown-ups: Ask the Bristol Radical History Group who the real criminals were or quiz Tom Sykes and Tony Giles, two modern adventurers who buck the trend. Smaller kids: Make something crafty. Everyone: Join in!
Meet Gideon, Peter and Steve 2-3pm £9 fam/£5/£2.50p
Kid’s Crafty Crafts 1-5pm £1 suggested donation
On board tour and tales 3.15pm and 4pm on the Matthew £8
Radical History, Modern Travel Tales, Craft Demo’s, Book Signings 1-5pm M Shed lobby’s £Free
Thursday !8th October 8-9pm at M Shed Cost £Free
“UWE History department vs Long John Silver: The truth about pirates”
Academics line-up against Roger Ball of BRHG and Mark Steeds of LJST to answer why pirates have been airbrushed out of Bristol’s history.
“Cheese I likes, toasted mostly” Ben Gunn
“I own myself an Ass” Squire Trelawney
“Smart as paint” Long John Silver
“Be there or be square” LJST