Inspirations – Deja Vu


I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of Déjâ Vu, and this story originated in something I wrote when I was still at school, a highly melodramatic piece about walking into one’s own past. That story remains as just one scene, as Lucy/Hilary steps out of the train at a station, and goes to a house she once lived in. The rest is dystopia and fairy tales – Sleeping Beauty and Snow White both get their tropes in, waking from long sleep and being offered poison by a door to door saleswoman. There is a hefty element of paranoia to the story – a Stepford Wives meets Smiley’s People cold war angle inspired by one of those what-if conversations. Huge fun to write!

Last chance to book Myth and Music


WRITING WITH YOUR EARS: Myth and Music will be cancelled if there are not enough takers.  if you were thinking of coming please book asap!

Explore the enduring power of fairy tale as part of the Blackheath Community Opera experience, join local author (and opera chorus member) Cherry Potts for an opportunity to write your own fairy tale while listening to the music of Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) during an orchestra rehearsal. You don’t need to be involved in the opera in any other way to sign up for this workshop. Discover the power of music (particularly live music) to inspire plot, atmosphere and character development, explore the variations and patterns of a traditional tale and the influence of myth and legend, fairy/folk tales. Sunday 17th June 2.30-5.30 (This is a NEW date please take note, not 24th as originally advertised) Blackheath Halls 23 Lee Road London SE3 9RQ