Resting like a six-foot butterfly

And so a rare night in the Magic Kingdom! Last night’s Book Festival event, Translation Duel, was a very interesting concept – give two pro translators the same French passage and see how different the resulting translation is.  All very civilised.
Tomorrow night it’s over to the Big Smokeless again – to see Dickson Telfer’s one man show, Secret Weapons.  Looks intriguing: “All teachers have had that class, the one that disturbs your sleep at night, the one that makes you wonder why you even bother. When action is required, enter the strange and charismatic Alex Ricketts to shake things up, force you to analyse yourself, and give you some secret weapons to use in the classroom. Dickson Telfer, ‘an outstanding new writer/performer’ (Alan Bissett), will take you through the trials and tribulations of the graduate teacher in this hilarious one-man show.”

Point Hotel, 7p.m.


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