18 April 2006

Angela Carter Tribute

I’m really looking forward to this, so much so that I’m contemplating getting the special rate ticket for the whole day and taking a picnic of scotch eggs, pickled onion monster munch and vimto.

I read quite a lot of Carter when I was a teenager but I never clicked with it until I picked up the Magic Toyshop again a couple of years ago. Perhaps she is an acquired taste. Like olives. Or perhaps the weight of academic theory circulating the work is tedious and distracting, as it usually is. I just don’t know. Anyway, it’s an interesting line up and £8.50 to see Ali Smith and Sarah Waters at the same time is bargain. At the same time on stage, not like that. Jesus.

No comments: