2013 is just around the corner! We’ve survived torrential rain, at least a couple of near-apocalyptic instances, overzealous family members around the Christmas dinner table and a slew of events that will shake their fists as we sail past into the new year. Well done!
Now here at Annexe HQ we are really quite excited about the next year. We’ve got a multitude of projects, events and books to give you that we are so proud to be working on. To celebrate what promises to be a whirlwind year, we’re kicking of with a bit of a spoken word party! On Friday 18th January we will fill the space that formerly held the BBC London offices with performances from some incredible poets, writers and musicians. Expect poetry with live soundtrack, animated stories that are illustrated as they are performed, short films, the whole nine yards. Continue reading
Posted in Annexe Travelling Library, Et Al, Event, Meanwhile..., Poetry, Prose, Sound, Theatre
Tagged Amber massie-blomfield, annexe, arts, baker street, eley williams, entertainment, Et Al, illustration, marylebone, performance, stories, talia randall, theatre delicatessen
Perhaps you’ve heard that we’ve put together a little festival of spoken word, music, theatre and comedy. That’s fast approaching and is set to be a cracking event. Do come along.
What you may not have heard is that a highlight of the festival will be the launch party for our first in-print series, Annexe Introducing.
We have been, and still are, working with three writers to bring their incredible talent to the masses. To do so, we are publishing a selection of their work in beautifully designed (if we do say so ourselves) and expertly printed pamphlets. Continue reading
Posted in Books, Event, Meanwhile..., Poetry, Prose, short story
Tagged Amber massie-blomfield, annexe, charlotte newman, interrobang, introducing, launch, michael schuller, pamphlet, party, Poetry, publishing, short story
Amber Massie-Blomfield draws a portrait of an urban life haunted.
The umbrellas are removed from the stand and hidden. Her sister’s picture, the one in the silver frame, shatters, and for weeks shards of glass turn up where they shouldn’t, in people’s beds, in the cutlery drawer. Her mum’s windows are left wide open in the middle of winter, her expensive perfume bottles found in pieces on the concrete far below.
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Posted in Fiction, Prose, short story
Tagged Amber massie-blomfield, annexe, fiction, ghost story, haunted, prose, short story, stories, tower block, unexplained, urban
Today we have some short fiction from the fantastic new writer Amber Massie-Blomfield. Say Cheese brings a snapshot of a couple unveiled from both sides of the lens.
He keeps watching her. Her stomach fills with butterflies, because there’s something almost frightening, letting herself be looked at like this. She doesn’t catch his eye. She lets the warm air lift the glowing strands, flying out about her in a halo. It will be a mess.
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