By now I expect most of you have read about our nightmare whilst living in a house that’s having central heating fitted. I’d like to run a little competition here for the best poem to sum up the experience. If you haven’t yet caught up with what’s happening in our world, please click on the links below to share in the full horror of it all:
I’m giving away a standard day ticket worth £23.85 to the Manchester signing event on August 13th to the person who comes up with the best poem (deadline is Saturday August 6th). I’m looking for a bit of wit to cheer me up!
Send your poem to Stevie@stevie-turner-author.co.uk
The signing event will be the first event of its kind hosted by Scarlett Enterprises, and is going to be run annually. An eclectic mix of genre will be at this event, and there will be 50 confirmed authors signing (me included). The signing and gig will take place throughout the day in a large marquee measuring 21 x 15 metres, with a smaller marquee accommodating the beer tent & refreshments. In the evening there will be a BBQ and other food available. Afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes will be available to purchase throughout the day. An ice-cream van is also going to be on site.
All day tickets and the evening gig tickets include a burger, hot dog, and side dishes at the evening event. Additional food may be bought.
The signing will take place on Saturday the 13th of August 2016, at the Red Rose Steam Society Ltd. Mining Museum in Astley Green, Manchester, M29 7JB.
There will be morning and afternoon signing sessions. Morning session will run from 11 am – 1.30 pm, and the afternoon session from 2.30 pm – 5 pm. There will be a break between 1.30 – 2.30 pm for lunch (all readers will be requested to leave the signing marquee and return after lunch).
ALL TICKETS WILL BE SCANNED FOR ENTRY AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A COLOUR CODED WRIST BAND. DUPLICATES/PHOTOCOPIES OF TICKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND ANYONE TRYING TO ENTER WITH A PHOTOCOPIED TICKET WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EVENT.
The Saturday evening event is in the form of a gig, which will begin at 7 pm and run through to 11.30 pm. Alongside the music we will have spoken word artists reading to the audience. Extra all day tickets and evening tickets can be purchased by clicking on the link below:
There will also be a raffle on the day of the signing, and all winners will be announced at the evening gig. Raffle prizes will include signed paperbacks and more prizes will be announced closer to the event. The monies raised from the raffle will be donated to the local Scout & Guide troop. Two charities will benefit from a percentage of the profits for this event. Part to the Mining Museum itself, and the other to MIND.
Is there an age limit to the event?
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult to the day event. Strictly over 16’s to the evening event. Parents please be aware there will be male models attending that will be topless at points during the day. There is a licensed bar on the premises
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions or concerns?
Organisers available through email and the Facebook page. Please contact- firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may “sell” your ticket on for face value but no refunds will be offered to anyone. Tickets do not need to be in your own name, as we understand PayPal accounts are under alternative names sometimes, but please be aware that ALL tickets will be scanned on sign up and any counterfeit or photocopied tickets will be destroyed and you will be asked to leave the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Tickets via the Eventbrite app will be accepted but we advise all attendees to bring a printed copy in case of technical difficulties.
What is the refund policy?
Is there venue Parking, if not, where can I park?
Yes, there is free parking on site. Buses access the village, and train stations are located as per information on the website
Artists confirmed to play are Mog Stanley, Officer, Joe Symes And The Loving Kind, The Reveurs and Vicki Wood
Models attending are Matt Stobbs, Alex Jordan Devenport, Erin Urban, Jay Woolaway, Stefan Northfield and Martin Nelson.