Tag Archives: Genevieve Allen

Smoke Anthology – Launch Night

25 Nov

We’ve now booked a date for the launch of Smoke: the exceptional new anthology of writing from students on the University of Gloucestershire Creative Writing courses. We’ll be launching Smoke at a wine reception on Wednesday 12th December at FCH Campus (TC006). The wine reception will run from 7pm until 9pm, and there will then be an after-party at The Railway. Since I like a bit of pomp, the suggested dress code is smart/ smart-casual (though casual-casual’s fine too). Throughout the night, the book will be on sale at a discounted price of £5 (RRP £7.99). Everyone’s welcome at both events – students and alumni, their friends and relatives, and members of the public. Book the date in your diary now!


Smoke Anthology: Sneak Preview

16 Oct

We’ve got preview copies of the anthology, and they look pretty sweet 🙂

The rest of the books are on their way, currently in a boat. I like to think that at this moment they’re somewhere near the Cape of Good Hope, but wherever they are on their journey, god spede ye sturdy mariners!

We’re excitedly awaiting their arrival, but in the meantime, here’s an impression of the cover:

Dramatic Writing showcase this Friday

7 Mar

You are cordially invited to a performance of scripts in development at the Parabola Arts Centre this Friday (9th March). You will be treated to extracts from five plays (read script-in-hand), which have been written by third-year Dramatic Writing students at the University of Gloucestershire (Genevieve Allen, Luke Dean, Claire Holland, Rachel Kelby, and Keely O’Shaughnessy). The students have reworked five classic plays – A Doll’s House, The Rover, Antigone, The Glass Menagerie, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle – and their performances will take you from dystopian alternative realities to a Mediterranean resort filled with boozy Brits who’ve travelled in search of sun and sex. You’ll also get to enjoy spoken word in the gallery bar and hand-picked performance pieces in the auditorium. If you’ve not been to the Parabola Arts Centre before, it’s a beautiful space that includes a 325-seat auditorium. It’s situated on Parabola Road, opposite Cheltenham Ladies College. The show starts at 7:30 and student tickets cost just £5 (full price £8). Don’t miss it!

posters and flyers can be downloaded here.