Night: poetry & music

Thu
08th October 2015 19:00
Ligne Roset City
37-39 Commercial Road, E1 1LF London
In the unique setting of Ligne Roset, among an amazing panoply of lights, Poet in the City presents an evening of live music and poetry for National Poetry Day.

Enter a world of fireflies, glowing orbs and twinkling stars, as we journey on an promenade performance into the night. Award winning poet David Harsent will read poems from his collection Night, interwoven with a performance of nocturnes from internationally acclaimed violinist Madeleine Mitchell. They are joined by author and cultural historian Roger Luckhurst, exploring our timeless fascination with life after dark.

Come and experience a poetic dreamscape of lights, words and music. This is a true voyage of the imagination, and the ultimate end to your National Poetry Day.

This event is free to attend, and includes a welcome glass of wine. There will also be the opportunity to win some exclusive gifts...

David Harsent is an award winning poet who has published eleven collections of poetry. His collection Night was published by Faber & Faber in 2011, and most recently Fire Songs (2014) won the TS Eliot award. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Madeleine Mitchell is an internationally acclaimed violinist with a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and artistic director. She has performed in some 50 countries, has just returned from China and embarks on a 3 week your of the USA at the end of October. She's made many recordings and broadcasts and is a Professor at the Royal College of Music.

Nigel Foster is one of Britain’s leading accompanists. He has played for a host of internationally acclaimed singers and instrumentalists including violinist Madeleine Mitchell, and many of Britain’s leading young singers. He is the Founder and Director of The London Song Festival, an annual event that launched in 2007 to promote the classical song repertoire (www.londonsongfestival.org).

Roger Luckhurst is a cultural historian of the supernatural, author of, amongst other things, The Invention of Telepathy (2002), The Mummy’s Curse (2012) and Zombies: A Cultural History (2015). He teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London.
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