Quay Words in Film

Quay Words in Film

Take a look at the films below, a curated collection of our live recorded events and Quay Words commissioned films.

'Writing, Creativity and Therapy' Patrick Gale in conversation with Salley Vickers

In this Quay Words event, our Autumn 2020 writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale is in conversation with novelist and psychoanalyst, Salley Vickers. Quay Words is funded by Arts Council National Lottery Projects funding and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust.

Quay Words 'Patrick Gale is perfectly well but' - Autumn 2020 residency event

Patrick Gale talks to us about representations of mental illness in fiction by exploring the portrayal of various mental health issues and illnesses in his own work in a combination of readings and conversation. This is a Quay Words event. All excerpts are copyright of Patrick Gale.

Quay Words - Reading and wellbeing - Patrick Gale in conversation with bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud

Well-known bibliotherapist and writer, Ella Berthoud, in conversation with Quay Words Autumn writer-in-residence, Patrick Gale about our reading lives and why reading is good for us. Expect tips, examples and sheer reading bliss. Ella is reading from 30 Second Literature; The 50 most important forms, genres and styles, each explained in half a minute by Ella Berthoud. You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://www.creditoncommunitybookshop.co.uk/product/30-second-literature-the-50-most-important-forms-genres-and-styles-each-explained-in-half-a-minute/.

Find the latest information about the programme at www.exetercustomhouse.org.uk

Storytelling Synchronicity: Digital storytelling at Quay Words 2020

Storytelling Synchronicity. Those moments when what's happening around you seems to uncannily or joyfully reflect what's happening in the traditional story you're telling. Five performance storytellers talk about some of their experiences. You are warmly invited to share yours (as listener or teller) in the comments section below. Katy Cawkwell in conversation with Rebecca Smart, Sally-Pomme Clayton, Emily Hennessey and Hugh Lupton. Part of the Quay Words storytelling commission 2020, hosted by Literature Works.

Quay Words Hidden Nature at Exeter Custom House: Part 3 Unicorn

In our final Quay Words digital commission for Heritage Open Days Grimm's Brave Little Tailor meets the Lady and the Unicorn.  Storyteller Katy Cawkwell mixes folktale with mythology in a joyful tale that celebrates those who dare venture into the forest: a cheeky tailor chancing his luck, a couple of foolish giants, a moonlit huntress with a secret and the most elusive of magical creatures.  Accompanied by musician Rebecca Willson and inspired by the unicorn in the heraldic shield on the wall of Exeter Custom House. Film by Quack Productions.

Quay Words Hidden Nature at Exeter Custom House: Part 2 Eagle

In our second Quay Words digital commission for Heritage Open Days storyteller Katy Cawkwell tells the Zuni legend of a Boy and his Eagle, accompanied by musician Rebecca Willson and inspired by the eagle carved into the tillet block on display in the Exeter Custom House. Film by Quack Productions.

Quay Words - Hidden Nature at Exeter Custom House: Part 1 Eel

Our first Quay Words digital commission for Heritage Open Days sees storyteller Katy Cawkwell spin the natural history and folklore of the eel into a performance piece, accompanied by musician Rebecca Willson and inspired by the eels wriggling across the plaster ceiling of the Custom House on Exeter Quayside. Film by Quack Productions.

Quay Words Winter writer-in-residence Natasha Carthew introduces her Wild Writing Workshop

Natasha Carthew, Quay Words Winter writer-in-residence for February-March 2020 shares her thoughts on the importance of Wild Writing and introduces us to the first of her adapted-for-online Wild Writing workshops which you can download from our website https://exetercustomhouse.org.uk/writer-in-residence/. Enjoy!

River running over Natasha Carthew

Former Quay Words Winter/ Met Office Informatic Lab writer-in-residence Natasha Carthew reads her Quay Words commissioned narrative poem, 'River running over' from lockdown in Cornwall

Quay Words Exeter digital writer-in-residence, Martyn Waites: 'The history of crime fiction'

Quay Words Exeter digital writer-in-residence Martyn Waites talks about 'the history of crime writing'. Quay Words is delivered by Literature Works, made possible thanks to funding from the Arts Council's National Lottery Project funding and ongoing support from Exeter Canal and Quay Trust.

Quay Voices - Solving the Locked Door Mystery

This is a Quay Words event. To conclude his Exeter digital residency, crime writer Martyn Waites hosted eight talented new writers to read their original short stories. These stories were written in response to his Locked Door Mystery - a virtual whodunit hosted online. We hope you enjoy the stories. For more information on the Quay Word programme, visit www.exetercustomhouse.org.uk

Literature Works is the delivery partner for Quay Words programming on behalf of Exeter Canal and Quay Trust. Quay Words is possible thanks to funding by Arts Council National Lottery Projects and Exeter Canal and Quay Trust.