Friday, 12 June 2009

Litro Live!

Yesterday evening a small corner of St Pancras station was transformed into an inventive space full of music and the spoken word. 'An evening of live storytelling and music in celebration of journeys across borders'

Hosted on the terrace of The Betjeman Arms in St.Pancras' grand international station, it was the perfect place to drop by after work. I arrived in time to hear the voice of Kate Daisy Grant, whose acoustic harmonies were a welcome unwind after battling the busy streets post tube strike. To a background of intermittent tanoy announcements and trains departing for the exotic lands of Europe, travel writer Alistair Boyd shared some humorous anecdotes from his youthful adventures in the Amazon. Alistair is author of 'Royal Challenge Accepted: Around the world on five pounds' and 'Get up and go! Gilt-edged travel, shoestring' travel'. He reminded the audience that everyone is able to travel and life should always be on the go! Poetry from Hugo Williams was to follow and the eclectic line up even included artists Geoff Dyer and Jake Arnott.

Litro magazine runs monthly live events which usually take place at Rays Jazz Cafe in Foyles, Charing Cross. Just visit the Litro website to find more out about their exciting approach to fiction and associated live events across London.

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