Tales of Dickens, Holmes and Christmas

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, December 9th

13:00: Tea-Time with Dickens

Selections from David CopperfieldGreat ExpectationsNicholas Nickleby, and Oliver Twist, live in Dickens Square.

The Dickens Project

1430: The Dickens Project

Music and Dancing live in  Dickens Square, with Elrik Merlin.

Monday, December 10th 19:00: A Child’s Christmas In Wales

The timeless classic story of Dylan Thomas’s childhood Christmas memories, and other and other holiday favourites read by Aoife Lorefield.

Tuesday December 11th

12:00 Noon: The Dickens Project

Music, poems, and stories with Russell Eponym in Dickens Square.

19:00: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Caledonia Skytower returns to Baker Street for the story of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which first appeared in The Strand Magazine in January 1892.

The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

One December, Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street to offer Holmes season’s greetings and best wishes, only to find the Great Detective earnestly studying a battered hat. Holmes explains it had been delivered by commissionaire Peterson, who had witnessed a scuffle between some men, all of whom had run off, one of them dropping the hat and a Christmas goose in the process. Happy to let Peterson keep the goose, Holmes had found the hat to be of great interest, and by the time Watson arrives, had formed a quite clear set of deductions concern its owner, which he then proceeds to relate to the good Doctor.

Their conversation is interrupted by the return of Peterson, who presents Holmes with The Blue Carbuncle, a priceless jewel stolen from the hotel suite of the Countess of Morcar a few days previously. Peterson explains he found the jewel inside the goose. Having been quick on the case at the time of the theft, the police had already arrested known felon John Horner, who had previously been seen in the Countess’ suite cleaning the fireplace, and charge him with the theft. But Horner had from the start protested his innocence, and the police had been unable to locate the jewel, leading them to believe it is in the possession of an accomplice.

So could it be that the man who dropped the goose and hat was Horner’s mysterious accomplice, or is something else going on? And why hide the jewel in a goose? For Holmes and Watson, the game is once again, very much afoot!

Wednesday, December 12th

13:00: The Dickens Project

Music and Dancing live in Dickens Square, with Ktadhn Vesuvino.

19:00: Competing with Time

An original tale read by Ktadhn Vesuvino.

Thursday, December 13th

19:00 The Santa Clause

Shandon Loring one more hitches a ride on a sleigh drawn by a team of rangifer tarandus to bring us the second part of The Santa Clause, a “novelisation” of the Leo Benvenuti / Steve Rudnick screenplay from the 1994 film starring Tim Allen.

Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

21:00 Seanchai Late Night

With Finn Zeddmore.

Saturday, December 15th 19:00 noon: The Dickens Project

Idle Rogue Productions at Dickens Square.


Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.


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