It’s time to kick-off another week of fabulous story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library.This week sees something special – the return of the Dickens Project, Seanchai library’s seasonal gift to Second Life, featuring readings from Charles Dicken’s classic a Christmas Carol and more besides!
You can read more about the history of The Dickens Project by reading my special preview of this year’s event. The schedule below is simply the highlights.
As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.
|Sunday, December 13th – Tea-time and Tiny Carolers|
|13:15||The Plaza||Christmas Carols and cheer||The Raglan Shire Tinie Carolers|
|13:30||The Gallery||Tea-time with Mr. Dickens||(Upstairs in the bookshop)|
|Monday, December 14th – Stave One: Marley’s Ghost|
|13:00||The Plaza||Caledonia Skytower|
|19:00||The Plaza||Kayden Oconnell|
|Tuesday, December 15th – Stave Two: The First of Three Spirits|
|13:00||The Plaza||Trolley Trollop|
|19:00||The Plaza||Corwyn Allen and Faerie Maven-Pralou|
|Wednesday, December 16th – Stave Three: The Second of Three Spirits|
|13:00||The Plaza||Dubhna Rhiadra|
|19:00||The Plaza||Aoife Lorefield|
|Thursday, December 17th – Stave Four: The Last of Three Spirits, and Stave Five: The End of It|
|13:00||The Plaza||TBA Reads Stave Four|
|19:00||The Plaza||Shandon Loring read Stave Five|
|Friday, December 18th – Trivia and More Tinies!|
|18:00||TBA||Dickens Trivia||Peaches, Suemoon and HJ of the Community Virtual Library|
|18:50||The Plaza||Christmas Carols and cheer||The Raglan Shire Tinie Carolers|
Additional Seanchai Events This Week
Thursday, December 17th, 21:00 – Seanchai Late Night
With Finn Zeddmore.
Saturday, December 19th 12:00 noon – Fezziwig’s Ball
Come dressed for Dickens’ times, but be ready to dance and have fun to the voices and music of two contemporary musicians from either side of “the pond”.
From noon through until 14:00 Seanchai Library will be pleased to present to guests at the ball British Songstress Josie Anderton, followed by American Rocker Paul Nowles. A ball not to be missed – so find your best Victorian gowns, your finest Dickensian tailed coats and hats, and come join the festivities!
Sunday, December 20th – The Big Read
Come join the staff and guests of Seanchai Library from 12:00 noon on Sunday, December 20th, as they present A Christmas Carol from beginning to end in a special pre-Christmas reading (estimated duration 3-5 hours, visitors free to drop in and leave as time dictates). Staves will be read in relay.
Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.
The featured charity for October – December is Reach Out and Read, one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the USA which reaches 4.4 million children annually and distributes 1.6 million books.