Iconic English folk singer and song collector, Shirley Collins, has had a deep and lasting influence on many contemporary singers. Emily Portman is one such singer. With their shared passion in the source material, this ‘In Conversation’ event promises to be an insightful and engaging conversation about lives lived in song.
The music: This theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection. The science: Professor Lewis Dartnell closes the season with a look at the latest research in astrobiology – the search for extraterrestrial life.
Storyteller Jan Blake and drummer John Predare take us on an inspiring tale – The Birth of Sundiata Keita –from its origins in 13th-century Africa to the conflicts in our own time where its telling has been forbidden.
The young Ruth Crawford (before she married Charles Seeger) was a highly original artist whose visionary modernist works eventually drew admiration from a new generation of American composers. In this illustrated event, pianist Christina McMaster
At a time when extraordinary women poets are lighting up the face of contemporary poetry, Poet in the City invites you to the launch of an ambitious project painting the foundations for a new female legacy. Women