On a wet and windy morning last week, Megan and I went to the book launch of The Camelot Inquisition written by Welsh author John F. Wake. We arrived at Cardiff Castle and were shown to a marvellous old room where John would be talking about his new book. The book, published by Little Acorns Publishers, will be in the shops from the first week in December and looks at King Arthur, Merlin and The Grail.
John spoke passionately about how Wales has much written evidence regarding the Arthurian story documented by Geoffrey of Monmouth, and yet the popular more modern stories of Tintagel and Camelot have overtaken the more ancient Welsh writing.
John has written the story of Walter Walters for FFIN DANCE, which I have choreographed into a dance work entitled Missing Pages. It is the memoir of a soldier from WW1 with a shocking guilty secret to tell, Missing Pages is set to the marvellous Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello. We will be touring this work in 2013 – opening in London in March.