Friday, June 13, 2008

Alastair Mackenzie to Perform at Latitude Festival in UK

Lucky lucky lucky UK residents will get the chance to see actor (and co-founder of Sigma Films) Alastair Mackenzie live in action as he is due to take part in the WordTheatre, part of the Latitude Festival next month. This event is described as follows: "WordTheatre are a non-profit organisation dedicated to keeping the love of language and literature alive through the wonders of oral storytelling. They create and produce live events featuring literary works performed by authors and big name actors."

Along with the wonderful Alastair Mackenzie, others such as the fabulous Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, one of my guilty pleasures favorite films), Ian Hart, Ben Chaplin and more are to take part in this festival which is to be held July 17-20 at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England.

As this festival also is quite popular due to all the great bands that perform there, Franz Ferdinand is the headliner act this year. All the more reason to try and obtain tickets, which may be difficult as the website says they are sold out alas. Speaking of Franz, the Daily Record is reporting some bad news about the band and their record which was recorded in part at Film City Glasgow. The paper reports the new Album from Franz Ferdinand is not due out now UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. They cite Alex Kapranos as saying "We've still got quite a bit of mixing to do. "Because we don't know how long it's going to take, we're going to put the release date back a bit. I can't see it coming out this year, it's more likely to come out around January."

Torture, sheer torture lol.Well regardless, it will well be worth the wait but man on man, not good news.

Anyway, this festival would have been fabulous to attend (and naturally I wont be back to England till August) awww the streak of bad luck continues. Doooomed on all fronts I think. Right. Well, because the world does not get to see enough Alastair, check this clip via this link to a funny scene with Archie and Duncan from Monarch of the Glenn, plus this one below never fails to make me smile.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty funny - I had never seen the MOTG spoof before. Very silly.