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Diary – Thursday 15th January 2015

My job-broker has changed again. I am now on my third job search-specialist in about ten months, and the chap in the middle did nothing at all for me before being replaced in another reshuffle at their offices.

Aside from that yesterday was an inactive unexciting one until the evening when I attended a birthday event at a bar, The Salford based King’s Arms, where guests also did a read through on a script for a work in progress crime thriller, based on a successfully published novel.

I had no parts to read, so I got to listen in and join in the feedback later with both the dramatist (who was also the chap celebrating his birthday) and the novelist. It was a very impressive work, well read by a large cast and a very enjoyable experience in a pub with some great real ales too.

Our host was kind enough afterwards to drop some of us back in Manchester City Centre, where I arrived just in time for my bus.

Arthur Chappell

Image Credit » The King's Arms Inn sign, Salford, taken by me

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stbrians wrote on January 16, 2015, 6:57 AM

Quite an enjoyable experience that when you narrate I feel that I was THERE

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:13 AM

Nice way to spend an evening. Readings are always better with a few pints. Is this an imminent feature film?

maxeen wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:15 AM

I feel as though I missed out sometimes by leaving Manchester,keep enjoying.

arthurchappell wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:29 AM

Not a movie - actually a radio show in development - many of the same readers are doing a radio script of my own soon too

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 16, 2015, 8:23 AM

Very cool. I never really ever got the public reading of a film-script but a radio-script makes perfect sense... Good luck with it.

Koalemos wrote on January 16, 2015, 10:02 AM

This sounds like quite an original idea and would make a night in the pub a little more entertaining.

inertia4 wrote on January 16, 2015, 11:24 AM

arthurchappell Even though things didn't go well earlier in the day, at least you had an enjoyable evening at that birthday party. Sounds like fun and interesting.

seren3 wrote on January 16, 2015, 12:37 PM

I'd love to see readings done in that kind of setting around here. But it's a company town and folks are afraid of getting their ideas stolen.

arthurchappell wrote on January 16, 2015, 3:54 PM

I come across very few instants of writers stealing each others work at su

arthurchappell wrote on January 16, 2015, 3:55 PM

at such read arounds -it is worth trying to get such feedback groups going

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:35 AM

You seem to be involved with a lot of what I may call 'glamour life' but not a part of it. emoticon :smile: