One of the reasons that the Company of Adventurers has access to so many varied ideas and projects is because of its excellent connections and the eclectic approach that it brings to what it does.

This page will tell you about some of the other things that are going on at the moment that are feeding into the Company and its projects.

If you know of any useful connections for the Company, which might help it to develop its vision and to achieve its goals, please Contact Us.

The Rhythm of Cuba

Graham Henderson and Ian Livesey of The Company of Adventurers were the creators of "The Rhythm of Cuba", an exhibition of Cuban art photographs, which took place at The Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester, one of the UK's leading photography galleries, between 6 February-6 March 2004. This exhibition attracted many visitors to the Gallery and a lot of media coverage locally in the North West. This included a 5 minute item on BBC North comparing the romance of Ian with a Cuban ballerina with that of Oz in the television "Auf Wiedersein Pet". Alongside the photographs Ian and Graham showed the pilot film for "Kindred Spirits", the Company's documentary about celebrated Cuban poet Regino E Boti, shot in Guantanamo in 2001. Further showings of the exhibition are being discussed for later in 2004 and 2005.

The Poet of Guantanamo

A collected edition of poems by Regino E Boti's, the Poet of Guantanamo, has been translated into English by a team of academics led by Professor Stephen Hart of University College London, one of the UK's leading hispanicists. This will be published later this year by Mango Publishers, who specialise in publishing Caribbean poetry. The collection, in parallel Spanish and English texts, will be launched at a special event at the Instituto Cervantes, the leading Spanish language cultural institute, at 102 Eaton Square in London in May 2005. This will be almost the first time that Boti's work has been published outside of Cuba and will introduce many more people to the interesting work of this important Caribbean poet.

Poet in the City

Graham Henderson is the Vice Chair of Poet in the City, a charitable project dedicated to the promotion of poets and to the placing of poets in inner city schools. In this capacity he regularly organizes high profile events with leading City institutions. These events often attract as many as 200 people and have recently included an event with Wendy Cope at Christie’s, the auction house, and a series of two Pablo Neruda events at the Instituto Cervantes, the prestigious Spanish language institute. The world of poets and poetry continue to be an important source of ideas and projects for the Company of Adventurers.