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Centenary of the First World War

January 18, 2014

2014 is, of course, the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. I am currently co-ordinating a collection of short works at LibriVox on this theme, which will be catalogued in time for the 28th July. It is to be a multi-lingual collection, and I hope to have contributions from many parts of the world relating to all sides of the conflict. It will consist not only of poetry from the trenches but many other aspects of the war, from both military and civilian viewpoints.

Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen entered the public domain in the UK on the 1st January this year, and I shall be recording it for the collection.

In my little part of the world, so close to the coast of mainland Europe, the First World War had a devastating effect in many ways. Aside from the loss of life from air raids in the latter stages of the war, Folkestone was the main port of embarkation for soldiers and a major location for the sick and wounded on their return. There were also many Canadian forces stationed in the vicinity of Hythe and Folkestone, and many refugees from Belgium found safety on our shores. I shall be recording an excerpt on some of these subjects from Folkestone During the War.

In the meantime, I should like to draw your attention to a video made by Robbie Ellis to commemorate the centenary. It is a powerful piece, and you should be warned that some of the footage is (unsurprisingly) distressing. Robbie asked me last year to narrate two poems for his video, Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen, and his own poem The Window, which I found most moving.

You can find the video, The Great War – Centenary, on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqzDclCZv0U

New Recordings March 2010

March 13, 2010

I have been rather remiss in keeping this blog up to date, for which I apologise.

Since I last updated properly, I have completed several solo recordings:

Fiction: The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
The Riddle of the Purple Emperor by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew (further adventures of Hamilton Cleek).
Non-fiction: How to Sing by Lilli Lehmann
Children’s fiction: Merry Clappum Junction by Arnold Kennedy

Works in progress:

Travel: East by West: a Journey in the Recess by Henry Lucy
Fiction: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Children’s fiction: The Wonderful Garden by E. Nesbit

I promise to update this blog as soon as I complete each of these. :)

You can also follow my new releases on Twitter @RuthGolding. Bah, now I shall have to remember to tweet regularly too. :roll:

Recordings in progress

October 1, 2009

I am recording two solos at the moment.

NOW COMPLETE! My current fiction solo is Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces, which is a rattling good detective yarn featuring Hamilton Cleek, a man of quite remarkable (well, to be honest, totally impossible) talents. It is great fun.

I may have bitten off more than I can chew with my non-fiction solo, French Self-Taught by Franz J. L Thimm. I am attempting to contribute to the development of a language learning resource at Librivox using, of course, books which are all in the Public Domain. This, as you can imagine, has its disadvantages, as many languages have changed radically since the books were written.


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