In Remembrance Recital At The National Portrait Gallery - November 2017

From left to right Tessa Uys, pianist, Richard Hansell, Seiriol Tomos,
Dave Fishley, Gregory Cox, in our 'In Remembrance' performance at
The National Portrait Gallery, November 12 2017. The programme was
devised and directed by Val.

A number of people who had attended the commemoration at the Cenotaph in the morning, came on to our very successful performance that afternoon, it was very moving to see them in our audience that day. The visual image in the background is the frontispiece David Jones painted for his wonderful prose poem on the first world war 'In Parenthesis', these words formed much of our recital that day with other war poetry and song.

Westend Extra Article on War Poets Recital at National Portrait Gallery - November 2017

Westend Extra article on our War Poets recital at the National Portrait Gallery. published first week of November 2017.


Radiophonic Workshop at The British Library - October 2017

Photo of some of the old Radiophonic Workshop team taken at the Friday late at
the British Library on October 13th 2017.

Val attended the Radiophonic Workshop at The British Library and was delighted to meet up with old colleagues from the workshop where she worked on attachment when she was a Studio Manager at the BBC.

Published article celebrates the Live Lit Co's 15th anniversary year - Sep 2017

Val has had her article published this month in the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution Newsletter. The article celebrates the 15th Anniversary year of the Live Lit Co, honouring many of the LLC’s achievements over those years, and it also shows what we have been about and so much we can be proud of. 

Please do click on the following links to read page one and page two of the article. We hope you enjoy reading it!





Tracey Emin And William Blake, Liverpool - August 2017



Tracey Emin and William Blake exhibition at Tate Liverpool, which Val visited on the way to the Edinburgh Festival in August this year. It was great to meet up again with people Val met previously who work at Tate Liverpool. The Live Literature Company has staged much Blake work, so this exhibition was an important visit linked to our work. There was a fascinating voice tape with the exhibition which featured Liverpudlians talking about their response to, in particular, Tracey Emin's bed!

The Westray Wife, Orkney Islands - August 2017

Westray Wife, Orkney

Details of the neolithic Westray Wife.

The Westray Wife, Scotland's earliest representation of a human form. After the Edinburgh Festival this August Val visited the beautiful and historic Orkney Islands.

Edinburgh Festival Visiting Arts producer/director meeting - August 2017

This is a picture of Fergus Linehan, Director of the
Edinburgh International Festival talking to the people
who attended the Visiting Arts producer/director breakfast
meeting at the Edinburgh Festival on August 24th. In the
background of the photo is Yvette Vaughan Jones,
Executive Director, Visiting Arts.

For 5 years running Val has been invited to be part of this meeting at the Edinburgh Festival representing The Live Literature Company.

Val With Alexandra And Scott At Brown's For A Celebration Tea - July 2017

Val with Alexandra and Scott at Brown's

Val took Alexandra and Scott to Brown's for a celebration tea in July 2017, to thank them for all their support and help running the Study Abroad at Anglo Educational. This is the study centre, the Niagara University Drama students take most of their classes at each Summer.

'Much About Nothing in One Hour' with LLC at Shakespeare's School Room - July 2017

Val with visitors from the United Arab Emirates who were in the
audience for Live Lit Co's performance of 'Much About Nothing in One Hour'.
One of the children is disabled and loved the performance so much
that his mother brought him back the next day.

The Live Lit Co performed 'Much About Nothing in One Hour' at Shakespeare's School Room, Stratford-upon-Avon in July 3rd this Summer. It was performed by students from Niagara University USA, who Val worked with to prepare the performance. The play was adapted and directed by Val Doulton.

Val and Harriet Walter at her 'Brutus And Other Heroines' Book Signing - March 2017

Val with Harriet Walter at her book signing of 'Brutes And Other Heroines'
at The National Theatre. 

Harriet performed in one of the programmes that Val staged at The Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

Val visits Samuel Beckett's grave

Val took this photo at Samuel Beckett's grave when she was
last in Paris at the end of March 2017. 

She put flowers on his grave with the Live Literature Company card as a mark of respect.