The Verbal Arts Centre teamed up with Art Take Part to celebrate ‘the Big Draw’ during the Halloween celebrations this year. Halloween means MONSTERS and we invited…
Bounce is the title of the work by the local writer Gerard Brennan commissioned by the Verbal Arts Centre to be part of the UK City of Culture’s Disobey Gravity programme. Presented during the Killer Books Crime Festival in October 2013, 'Bounce' is a story about tolerance, love and the fight of a father against prejudices in a perfectly portrayed Derry - Londonderry.
Free copies of 'Bounce' can be picked up at The Verbal Arts Centre but it also can be viewed online on this link.
"In Bounce, Paddy wants to learn how to relate to his eighteen-year-old son, Sean. The awkwardness that exists between them becomes more apparent in the days following a homophobic attack on the teenager after a night out. As a bouncer at a popular bar in Derry, Paddy is only too familiar with the demons that alcohol can summon and his son's vulnerability terrifies him. He begins his own investigation into the assault when the PSNI admit that they have no leads. But if he does track down the thug, can he control the violent tendencies?"