Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Wyrd Kalendar: Launch Day! The Wyrd Kalendar Album is Released: You can buy the album right here, right now... WYRD KALENDAR Released by Mega Dodo Edited and curated by Chris Lamb...
Posted by FILMFACE at 02:21
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Wyrd Kalendar: Wyrd Kalendar - The Book and CD together at last: Mmmmmm tasty Wyrd Kalendar goodness... the CD (currently on pre-order) and book are both available to buy... yum - good aural and visua...
Posted by FILMFACE at 07:40
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
|Photo by Andy Paciorek|
It is official.
On Saturday 21st October Wyrd Kalendar was published at The Unseelie Court in Edinburgh.
|Chris Lambert launching "Wyrd Kalendar" on Saturday 21st October 2017.|
In this image he is reading an extract from the July story "Grotto Day"
Photo by Sally-Anne Huxtable
The Unseelie Court was a conference and music festival organised by the Folk Horror Revival.
The book (published by Wyrd Harvest Press) is now available to buy from Lulu and all profits from sales will go to Wildlife Trusts. (You can also buy it from Amazon and other online retailers but the charities will get more money if you buy directly from Lulu).
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
Very pleased to announce a lovely review from Dennis Richards in the Church Times this month.
"CHRIS LAMBERT’s The Comic Mystery Plays are an inspiring idea for next year’s Easter services in primary schools. Teachers always appreciate a volume that does the job for them, and the scripts of these nine sketches will save hours of work for drama teachers.
They have an intriguing background: based loosely on the medieval mystery plays, they are in turn poignant, humorous, and trenchant. Furthermore, they take the Mystery Cycles from York and Wakefield as their inspiration. And, as any Yorkshireman will tell you, you cannot do better than that."
Monday, 29 May 2017
I was honoured to be able to write a foreword for this magnificent book from Wyrd Harvest Press...
It captures the beautiful spirit of both the real and an imagined North. Phil Breach and Tim Turnbull have created a fascinating work that skips adventurously along the border between myth and history, daring, at times, to tread into the mist and fog.
To give a little bit of a flavour of what you might expect I am publishing an extract from the foreword below...
"The North calls me.
The idea of North pulls at my hand like an insistent lover.
Our colonial ancestors ingrained in us the idea that the compass leads to very different destinations. The South was a place of heat, savagery and pirate treasure, the East a place of mystery, strange beliefs and tea, the West was where the civilised made their home and the cold North was a place of legend and myth.
I am from the South. I was born in Shaftesbury in Dorset and have remained in the Southlands of the country ever since. My family lived in Saltburn-by-the Sea but moved to the South a few years before I was born. My aged father, in his reminiscences, recalls my presence there, but it was only my unborn self he sees, the suggested spirit of my own foetus drifting over the Yorkshire hills and down to the sea."
To purchase the book click here or on the picture above. All profits from the sale of the book go to Wildlife Trust charities.
Monday, 1 May 2017
This new collection of plays is available to buy from Amazon here.
The Mediaeval Mystery Plays Retold with added bite! Bring to life timeless tales from the bible in these new and exciting plays. Recreate the works of the Mediaeval Guilds as you perform your own Mystery Cycle!
Created for performance by school, church, community and amateur groups, these plays are designed to work in any location!
Includes: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, The Nativity, The Slaughter of the Innocents, The Wedding at Cana, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Trial of Christ, The Crucifixion, The Harrowing of Hell and The Resurrection.
As well as the ten plays this book includes a foreword by the Bishop of Chelmsford, The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, information about the Mystery Plays, Casting forms, workshop guides and other materials to help you put on your own performances.
For more information, a school's performance pack or permission to perform please contact firstname.lastname@example.org