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Keeping the Wheel Turning

Hi everyone,

Here’s the latest in the world of The Breathing Wheel;

Author Anthony Ravenwood has been out and about in his local counties of Nothamptonshire and Bedfordshire promoting and selling copies of his children’s book. Rehearsals are going well for the Live Show, and new dates for events are being planned.

On the 8/9/10 April The Breathing Wheel will be with the publishers Magic Oxygen at the London Book Fair, Earls Court!

On the 10th and 11th of May, Ant will be appearing in Lyme Regis at Town Mill as part of their ‘Mill-Fest’ weekend, where he will be holding storytelling events, chatting about the Live Show, and selling/signing copies of his book. Details of the event weekend will be announced on here and Town Mill’s website soon.

In July, Ant and fellow musician Andy will be appearing live in Roade, Nothants as part of the Library Plus ‘Summer Reading Challenge 2014’ where they will be promoting the book and Live Show. (date tbc)

The Breathing Wheel Live Show is on Saturday July 26 at Roade in Northants (see previous blog for details)

Ant and Andy have been invited to perform songs from the Live Show during a special event ‘Children’s Night at the Mill‘ at Bedfordshire’s Stotfold Watermill on Friday 24th October 5pm-7pm.

More events to be announced soon. Don’t forget you can now purchase you own copy of The Breathing Wheel directly from Magic Oxygen
And  for Live Show tickets please contact the box office – 07846972353 or drop us an email.

Keeping the Wheel turning!

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The Breathing Wheel: Exclusive Interview

Anthony RavenwoodAnthony Ravenwood is the mystical author of The Breathing Wheel, a fabulous fantasy fiction story for children that was some 24 years in the making.

His vision was eventually laid out on the pages of a paperback with Magic Oxygen Publishing at the end of last year. Alongside his musical partner and the other half of 2 of a Kind, Andy Johnson, there also a soundtrack to accompany it too.

Not only that, this talented duo are going to put on a live performance of this incredible musical journey in July 2014.

Incidentally, in order that you don’t miss a detail of what’s coming up, I suggest you subscribe to Ant’s blog on www.BreathingWheel.co.uk.

Read more here

Latest News

Hi there,

Busy times here! Ant and musician friend Andy have been enjoying doing several storytelling events in their local county libraries, and are delighted to find the children really enjoying the story and songs.

Ant is also busy collaborating with fellow musicians, and rehearsals have started on the Live Show.

Costumes and effects are being created for the show and Ant has been out on location filming for some of the visuals for the performance.

We will be putting another post here soon focusing on the Live Show and all the details you need to come along and enjoy this unique piece of musical theatre.

 

 

 

Winner of Competition

We have announced the winner of our Roade Brownies colouring competition.

Georgia Davies has been chosen for her wonderful version of Martha.

Our scanner has not really picked out the colouring very well. In reality Georgia has coloured Martha in shades of brown that seemed very fitting to the character in the story.

Big congratulations to Georgia and a prize will be on its way to her very soon!

by Georgia Davies

by Georgia Davies

First events

Brownies Event

Ant and Andy presenting the story and music to the girls

It’s been a busy couple of days starting with a great first promotional event with Roade  Brownies in Northamptonshire yesterday. The small group of girls really enjoyed the presentation and even got to join in with some of the songs. They also went away with a drawing of their favourite character to colour in for a competition.

The event was at the local village hall where it is hoped that the live show will be performed next summer. Continue reading

Moving Forward

The Breathing Wheel, Click to look insideThere are lots of exciting plans for ‘The Breathing Wheel’. Anthony and the team at Magic Oxygen Publishing are throwing all sorts of goodies into the pot for 2014.

The book is available to order now on Amazon and you can get a sneak preview of the finished product!

As well as making two appearances this coming week in his local area to promote the book, Anthony is busy writing and preparing for a live show of ‘The Breathing Wheel’ next year. He is putting together a team of musicians and artists to create a theatrical performance of the fantasy tale. More details will follow soon.

There are also plans for promotional material to take the story and music to a wider audience.

There will be events details published on this site soon, so check back for details.
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The Big Button

JacobThe big button has been pressed and this little story is off to the printers as we type.

The story of Jacob (pictured) and Martha is about to be told to the world and author Anthony Ravenwood is delighted; he writes..

‘The story of Aden-Long has been with me for many years. I have felt the characters grow through each revision, and their ordeal is ready to be enjoyed by readers worldwide. All the characters are dear to me, but one especially at the moment as I remember our dear collie dog ‘Aura’ who the character ‘Meg’ is based on in the story. Aura left us in March this year, but I feel her spirit is firmly planted in ‘Meg’ and is a fitting tribute to a very special dog.’

We will be issuing information very soon about the launch and special events and appearances.

Stay tuned!

Big Announcement

The Breathing Wheel coverOn Monday November 25th 2013 – the ever-so-long awaited children’s fantasy book ‘The Breathing Wheel’ will be released in paperback to the world!

At just £6.99 – copies will be available through the website, and Ant will begin appearing in libraries around his local county – Northamptonshire promoting the publication.

Keep checking the website, Twitter and Facebook for news on signing events and appearances.

The Breathing Wheel will soon be HERE!!

Not long now……

Things are hotting up in the world of the Breathing Wheel!

Our friends at Magic Oxygen Publishing are beavering away on the prototype book at the moment and soon we will have our first glimpse of the finished article.

November 2013 will also see author Anthony Ravenwood visit a group of local home educated children for his first outing about the story and music. Also coming up this month will be the first meeting with musicians Ant has put together to discuss the live show of the Breathing Wheel concept album currently in production.

 

 

Moving forward

Here’s the latest in the world of the Breathing Wheel….

Ant has been working hard on promotion and has the go-ahead for events in a number of local libraries to promote both the book and the music. Also a well-known High Street book store has agreed to hold a promotion event when the book is published. Some promotional material is being created for the events too.

We are continuing to network for media coverage on the publication. Local newspapers and magazines have been contacted.

On the music front, we are searching for the right venue and continuing work on the tracks. Ant is also putting artwork together for the CD package.

We have been fortunate to have worked with gifted illustrator Steve Bayliss on the cover artwork and internal illustrations for the book. Steve has just completed the last piece for the publication, and we are thrilled with the results.  He has really brought the story to life.

We are now on Twitter https://twitter.com/ravenwheel

Lots going on, and more to come!