Posts tagged “London

Olympic Park, London

Posted on June 20, 2012

In the summer of 2012, London will be awash with visitors from all over the world as the capital hosts the XXX Olympic Games from July 27th to August 12th and the Paralympics from August 29th to September 9th. While events will be scattered over venues throughout the southeast of England, the centrepiece of the Games will be the Olympic Park situated in Stratford in East London some six miles from the city centre. Nine of the key sporting venues will be located here including the Olympic Stadium (opening/closing ceremony and athletics), the Aquatics Centre (diving and swimming), the Velodrome (cycling), the BMX Track, the Water Polo Arena, the Basketball Arena, the Riverbank Arena (hockey), Eton Manor (wheelchair tennis) and the Copper Box (handball, goalball and modern pentathlon). It will…


Posted on February 13, 2012

I first met him in a squat near Hampstead Heath. He was wearing two pairs of sunglasses, one on top of the other. He sat at the end of the dinner table staring at me.  His head was shaved and his face pink and scaly, almost as if it had been scrubbed dry. Small fragments of skin fell like snowflakes whenever he moved and settled on the shoulders of his jacket. He had long, almost translucent fingers with the nails nibbled to the core. He kept them interlocked and would twiddle his thumbs continuously, squeezing his palms together, almost as if he was in a permanent state of prayer. He never spoke nor smiled but devoured the food as if it was his last,…

Screenplay Synopsis: Under the Thumb

Posted on February 6, 2012

Sylvia has had enough of romping in the back of Brendan’s old car and has given him an ultimatum. Either move the relationship on to something more permanent or it’s over. Unfortunately, this means Brendan confronting his mother, Beryl, who treats him as a surrogate husband since his father disappeared when he was 10. When Brendan presents Sylvia with tickets to the Cup Final and the promise of a romantic weekend in London, little does he know that Beryl has a similar surprise in store for him. © Graham Walker 2012 * Photo courtesy of flickr user arhadetruit