The Grail Roads: a performance and launch
with Rob Hindle, Ray Hearne, Matthew Clegg
DINA, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP
Sunday 11 November 2018
7pm – 9.30pm
Admission £5 (full) / £3 (concessions)
Advance booking essential (see below)
Rob Hindle‘s third full-length collection The Grail Roads, published by Longbarrow Press, is launched with a performance at DINA in Sheffield. On the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, Rob will read with Matthew Clegg and Ray Hearne in what promises to be a memorable event in DINA’s beautiful Jara Room.
The Grail Roads reimagines the ‘quest’ of Galahad, Gawain, and other knights of Arthurian legend, displaced from their familiar mythology and recast as British soldiers on the Western Front. As the war turns attritional, the vision of the Grail darkens; one by one, the men are gathered into a dream of ‘a first and final home’ beyond the wrecked landscapes.
As capacity for this performance is limited, advance booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (confirming your name and the number of places you wish to book). Payment will be taken on the door (cash only).
The Jara Room at DINA is wheelchair accessible. A bar will be open for this performance. Please email email@example.com if you have any queries regarding the event.
‘This is a book that I can’t recommend highly enough… ‘The Grail Roads’ is a beautiful piece of work, a masterpiece’ – Charlie Connelly in The New European, October 2018