Here is an update on the present project-a film of Wilde’s poem Garden of Eros.
The characters are the Lover and Beloved, her lovestruck swain.
The idea is that they will move to a Voice Over.
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Ms Lucy Scher and Mr Paul Fraser were my tutors.
Raindance taught me about film production.
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As Oscar Wilde has dominated recent posts it’s back to nature this week!
Sunday, 3rd June was the perfect day to catch up with The Arthur Ransome Experience!
Barbon Fell is a delightful place for this! It offers a true taste of pastoral England untouched by time!
It awakened a nostalgia for childhood and memories of placing stones across the water to create a pathway over the stream! I must have been about five years old at the time!
The Walkers and Blackett’s would love it!
Here are slides of a truly wonderful day and a magical landscape for you to enjoy!
with my friend, actor Jenia Greenwood
with the cast of Oscar’s people and Jenia
The Event: A Rehearsed Reading
Title: Oscar’s People
Date: May 25th
Venue: Club for Acts and Actors, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London
Writer/Director: Neil Titley
Production and Publicity: Vanessa Heron
It was the perfect way to spend Bank Holiday.
Thanks to being a member of The Oscar Wilde Society I had the pleasure of attending this sparkling evening of entertainment full of wit and laughter along with my friend Mrs Jenia Greenwood, also an actor.
A vibrant cast provided delightful portraits of those who had known Oscar Wilde during his life.
Mr Darcy Sullivan played the painter James Whistler, Mr Robert Duncan the actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mr Bill Bingham Oscar Wilde, Mr Paddy O’Keefe George Bernard Shaw and Mr Titley the waiter as Mr Martin Nichols was ill.
It was lovely meeting members of The Oscar Wilde Society and members of the cast afterwards in the bar upstairs.
For more about The Oscar Wilde Society see http://oscarwildesociety.co.uk/.
I am unexpectedly off to London on business and to see the work of Mr Neil Titley who has played Oscar Wilde round the world!
I am looking forward to meeting members of The Oscar Wilde Society and of course (hopefully) Mr Titley!
It would also be nice to try and catch up with members of The Arthur Ransome Society in London.
There is also news on the film of an excerpt of Wilde’s poem Garden of Eros.
The person playing the part of the Narrator (the Lover) is the delightful, beautiful Miss G who has a talent for acting and is also a musician who writes her own songs.
This is so appropriate for a poet whom Arthur Ransome recognised as a Gypsy academic whose poetic works had a proximity to folk song.
Now there is the search for a swain! He will be the Beloved.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday!
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You will find links to my work that you can buy – including songs!
See my ghost poem Lakeside Lovers on video!
This was inspired by Lake Windermere and my project on Arthur Ransome and Oscar Wilde.
A male pheasant
The RSPB Centre, Silverdale,
A bird hangout
A colorful mate
This week I visited the local RSPB Centre near Silverdale, which has nature trails close by that are the delight of visitors and locals alike.
Unquestionably Arthur Ransome would have been at home here!
I asked about the birds mentioned in Wilde’s summer poem Garden of Eros.
Much of the wildlife and feathered friends mentioned were available now or in June.
No lovers have materialised yet, but it would be wonderful to capture the idyllic settings of the Lancashire summer in a voice-over.
Grim up north? What on earth do you mean?
Read Swallows and Amazons, folks!
Even better, visit Silverdale!
Just click the link!
It was great being able to write something about my home town as a guest blogger!
Here are the reasons you should come to Morecambe – and yes the author links are there including a celebrity!
The response to my post has been wonderful so it may as well be included here!
Thanks so much Mr Mohamad Al Karbi and to Morecambe Tourist Service for the pics!
All the best
Here is the story lost to literature and modern society; the connection between Oscar Wilde and the world famous Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome. It was made in co-operation with Lancaster Royal Grammar School and Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op in March 2015.
More about Poet is on https://annewritesjustforyou.com/shop.
A quay at Coniston
A view of Coniston Lake
and the variety of boats
These are photos of sailing taken in Arthur Ransome country on Coniston Lake on the boat ride to Brantwood.
Tourist boats take people to Brantwood over Lake Coniston.
Some people also take their own boats.
Here are some photos to greet the music of May!
My search is still in progress for people to play young lovers to illustrate Oscar Wilde’s poem Garden of Eros on screen.
I have, like many a film maker seen the perfect pair, just the right age; visions of loveliness indeed and literally in youth’s first bloom.
Thinking of them, I want to storyboard it.
Alas, I am not too hopeful! If only……..!!
Apart from that I am developing a writing piece about – you have guessed it – Oscar and Arthur!
Have any other film makers had this experience?
That’s all for now and I hope you enjoy this post.