If this won’t convert you to poetry, then nothing will! Poems, classic and obscure, are given a new voice in songs crafted by South London band LiTTLe MACHiNe.
Unmissable for poetry lovers, for music lovers, for lit festival lovers!
Sunday November 2. 7:00pm. Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage. Tickets: £9
Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell and Chris Hardy, with accomplishments between them ranging from English and music degrees to writing prize-winning poetry, use acoustic instruments, strong melodies and watertight harmonies to create songs that draw on a thousand years of poetry from the Medieval to the Metaphysicals, the Romantics to the modern. William Carlos Williams, Blake, Shakespeare, Carol Ann Duffy … all get the treatment.
Described by Carol Ann Duffy as the most brilliant poetry band in the world, the band makes its Wantage debut this year, having performed at literary festivals from York to Dubai. Yes, it’s poetry – but not like you’ve seen it done before! Those familiar school-room favourites are set to music and sung, recited and acted with energy, passion, humour and sometimes heartbreaking poignancy
Formed in 2009, South London ‘Lit Rockers’ LiTTLe MACHiNe are fast becoming the ‘must have’ act at Literary Festivals. And in making its debut in Wantage, brings our festival to a rousing end!
Music that can move the feet for words that move the soul!