‘Ground’, Miranda Lewis’s unforgettable short story set in a worn-torn city provides the inspiration for a stunning exhibition of artwork by pupils from Henbury School in Bristol.
‘Ground’ was originally published in our inaugural anthology and the exhibition heralds the beginning of a major initiative we’re really excited about – bringing the dynamic world of the short story to young people.
From midday until 6pm Saturday 17th July in the Arnolfini ‘Light Studio’
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA
The exhibition will include live readings by Miranda
The exhibition is a pilot for a major initiative for next year. July 2011 will see the inaugural BSSP Short Story Festival : a day-long celebration of the short story in its many wonderful guises. Part of the day will see several Bristol schools performing or exhibiting adaptations of stories BSSP has previously published. These will be in various genres- drama, film, music and art. This will be a wonderful opportunity to bring the dynamic world of the short story to young people, encouraging them to participate in a really creative way. As the writers we publish will work directly with the students it, also, enables us to offer the writers the chance to interact with readers directly, see how their writing is perceived and witness it trigger new creative works.
We are aiming to make this an annual event and are really grateful to Arts Council England and Bristol City Council for their funding help which will enable us to get the inaugural festival off the ground next year.