"If stones could speak,
Then London's praise
Should sound for those w
ho built this church
and city from the ground"
The above quote is taken from the foundation stone in the entrance porch at St. Columb's Cathedral in Derry. They were written in 1633 on the completion of the cathedral. If Stones Could Speak is the title of a project currently being run by Greater Shantallow Community Arts and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The project is designed to provide a creative platform for digital art writers and artists in the Derry area. The aim is to create new work in the form of an anthology of short comic book stories that will use the city of Derry (especially the walled city) as a backdrop. The idea is to "work local and think global". The final artwork will be published and will act as a legacy and enhance the CVs of all those involved.
Greater Shantallow Community Arts
Founded in 1999, GSCA is a community arts organisation based in the Outer North area of Derry in Northern ireland that aims to provide direct access to the arts within communities. It aims to enrich lives, promote artists, the arts and to promote cultural activity. www.gscaderry.com
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Its taken a while, but I've produced the final drafts of the text, and I'm not going back to re, re, re, re-write them, because at this point my obsession with getting it perfect is probably going to ensure that it doesn't turn out that way at all. I was going to post a .pdf of one of the pages, as there's nothing on it that spoils the story, but it doesn't seem to work. I'll try fixing it, but no idea how to do it. I believe that in the only other post I've made I promised to put something up, so I may try my hand at writing a fictional timeline over the week to fill the gap between the present and Monday 1st of September 2166 (It took me hours to work out the days the dates would fall on). So something like that to come between writing a short story and having a go at writing a Future Shocks.
Posted by nevillist at 13:58