‘Looking At Lucian’ Starring Henry Goodman

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Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio will stage the World Premiere of mesmerising fly-on-the-wall drama Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks, directed by Tom Attenborough. Olivier Award winner Henry Goodman will star as Lucian Freud, widely regarded when he died in 2011 aged 88 as the greatest living portrait painter of our time, as he works in his Kensington Studio, painting …

Introducing Wendy Howard-Watt… and her adventures

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The launch party for Wendy Howard-Watt is at Keats House, Hampstead on Thurs 21 Jan at 6.30pm. There will be live readings from the author, Alan Franks and West End actress Charlotte Moore. This launch is also being held in celebration of the life of the late Ruth Boswell, founder and director of publishers Muswell Press. She nurtured the book from …

London Gallery Quire at National Portrait Gallery

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The choir you see here will be singing tomorrow evening (December 18th) at the National Portrait Gallery.    Founded in 1997 by its director Dr. Francis Roads, on the left of the picture, the London Gallery Quire gets its name from the style of its repertoire, which consists of the pre-Victorian English church music known as West Gallery. Mostly joyful, …

Author page now on Amazon

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Delighted at last to have an author page on Amazon. The CDs will be coming soon, including an exiting new one, but meanwhile, you can buy the first five, performed with Patty Vetta, here.

Welcome to Alan’s new website

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Hi, thank you for taking the time to check out this page. This is a website to showcase the work of Alan Franks, a writer and musician. Alan has a new book coming out soon, The Adventures of Wendy Howard-Watt. This is a comic novel about a female newspaper journalist who specialises in interviewing celebrities. His last novel, The Notes of …