The Light Keeper Performed - The Larder - Preston - 7pm/7.30pm - 18/10/19

The Light Keeper Performed - The Larder - Preston - 7pm/7.30pm - 18/10/19

Oct, 18 2019

~You could say that Preston city centre is divided between the culturally hungry creatives and the party hard revellers. A number of pubs and clubs provide an essential outlet for students and ravers to ‘let their hair down’ and live like there’s no tomorrow. For the more sophisticated amongst us there are fine dining restaurants, cafés and more sombre pubs in which to wind-down and appreciate the good talent of the North West.

Acclaimed writer Cole Moreton is coming to Preston to read extracts from his debut novel ‘The Light Keeper’. He will be performing works from it this evening ( 18th October ) at The Larder on Lancaster Road. Songs and readings will reveal the depth of his work.

The Light Keeper is a story of love, hope, faith and longing set in the stunning landscape around the famous chalk cliffs at Birling Gap on the South Coast.

Mr. Moreton expresses his joy in performing tonight and encourages all to attend: -“I’ve got happy memories of Preston, so I’m really excited to be coming back. The Larder is a great project and a fine venue for a night like this, so it’s going to be terrific. Come along and let me tell you some stories and sing you some songs.”

A live performance will be expected bringing the concept of his novel to an engaging audience captured effortlessly by the real life stories that inspired it. The accompanying music is available on Spotify and iTunes now, by his band The Light Keepers, a collaboration with the musician David Perry.

  • Here are several facts about Cole which makes his appearance so unique :-
  • His Radio 4 documentary, The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away, won Audio Moment of the Year at the Arias and Best Writing at the New York Festival, before being made into a book of the same name.
  • His book Is God Still An Englishman? How Britain Lost Its Faith (But Found New Soul) explores the dramatic changes in British identity, culture and spirituality in recent decades.
  • His non-fiction debut Hungry for Home was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for first book in any genre.
  • Moreton has also written and presented programmes for Radio 4 exploring how the rich and the poor see each other in London.
  • Moreton has covered many of the big stories of our times, from 9/11 to the death and funeral of Nelson Mandela, and from the murder of Milly Dowler to the London 2012 Olympics.
  • He was named Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards for his work with the Mail on Sunday and has interviewed some of the most famous, influential or notorious people in the world.

So you can see this is no ‘one trick pony’. Cole knows his material well  and has crafted his work to an excellent level.

Tickets for The Light Keeper event cost £5 and are available from WeGotTickets, or you can pay on the door at The Larder. Doors are at 7pm and the show will start at 7.30pm. Food and drink will be available as part of the event.

Acclaimed writer Cole Moreton has agreed to include Preston in his exclusive national tour, in what is another major boost to the city as it strives to increase its arts and culture sector:-

  • The Light Keeper Performed
  • The Larder - Lancaster Road - Preston
  • Friday 18th October 2019 -7pm /7.30pm

^Alex Ashworth