||“Then your eyes fixed themselves upon your newly framed picture of General Gordon…Your eyes flashed across to the unframed portrait of Henry Ward Beecher which stands upon the top of your books.”
“… a melancholy tale of alcoholism, marital infidelity, love turned to hatred, and violent death.” – Steve Clarkson, 1999
“Suffice it to say, it’s one of the most savage tales in the canon.” – Sonia Fetherston, 1997
“Arthur Conan Doyle chose to suppress the story soon after its publication, not to restore it for 23 years. In 1903, ACD said: ‘…a tale involving s_x was out of place in a collection designed for boys.’” – Christopher Redmond (from “The Sherlock Holmes Handbook”)
If you have not yet deduced it, the story for discussion will be “The Cardboard Box”
Date: Tuesday, December 3
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hampton Place lounge
Any questions? I am all ears!
This amazing, interactive exhibit is happening now in Portland, Oregon at the science museum.
You can visit it at this location until January 5, 2014 before it moves on to Columbus, Ohio.
The exhibit features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools and crime-solving opportunities. Participate in experiments.
Visit Dr. Conan Doyle’s study; visit the sitting room at 221b; visit the gallery which houses a collection of Sherlockiana, including games, comics, magazines, radio broadcasts, movie clips, and television shows.
Being provided with a book of clues, visitors will be able tap into their own powers of observation to solve a new Sherlock Holmes mystery written by Daniel Stashower.
Please visit their website at http://www.sherlockholmesexhibition.com for more info and to view pictures and videos.
Tickets can also be purchased online.
Thank you to Petrel friend, Brenda for having sent this info.
Most people, Sherlockian or not, have heard of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This production is like no other retelling of the tale. The hellish beast roaming the moors of Dartmoor.
The three actors who, through quick costume changes, were brilliant in their roles. From the French Sherlock ‘olmes to the ‘ravishing’ Cecile Stapleton.
The group of Stormy Petrels who attended this production were all thoroughly entertained, to say the least.
You can still witness this wonderfully hilarious spoof, the Western Canadian premier, at the Newton Cultural Centre, located at 13530 – 72nd Ave., Surrey, on until October 31st. The fog begins rolling across the moor at 7:30.
www.baskerville.org brought to us by Bad Dog Productions.
Thanks to member Tim for supplying snacks post-show.
“Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
“That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.
The next regular meeting of the Stormy Petrels of BC will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00pm at Hampton Place.
The story for discussion? “Silver Blaze” A story about horse racing, a sport of which Doyle confessed that he knew little. “A sport is what a man does, not what a horse does.”
A ‘gothic’ tale whose strange inhabitants has Sherlock Holmes a little concerned for the governess who seeks his advice. “No sister of mine…”
The story for discussion is “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.”
Come dressed in your favourite electric blue (no need to cut your hair, though) on October 1, 7:00, Hampton Place.