Arundel Literary Festival Evening Concert – Thursday 7th March

Evening concert in the Red Room 7th March

An evening celebrating music, dance and the spoken word.

Tickets are £15

The Rotherhurst Quartet

The Rotherhurst Quartet perform regularly across southern England in a wide variety of events. They have regularly performed in Wales and in summer 2022 they took part in the Norwich Octagon concert series and played at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

At the Arundel Literary Festival they are going to perform a wide range of music including an early wistful Romance by Rachmaninov, the evocative 3 Idylls by Frank Bridge and the dramatic and haunting “Home” by the contemporary composer Dorry Macaulay.

Lou Beckerman and Marilyn Wyers featuring Brian Rodgers

Dance, spoken word and music combine in Lou Beckerman’s ‘Dance Poem’.

Charlotte Glasson, Barry Smith & Chris Hardy

Poetry In Motion – On The Road. Enjoy a smorgasbord of jazz and roots music, song and poetry to inspire and entertain. Celebrating the lore of the road and encounters on life’s journey, you can expect the unexpected.

For this performance there will be a special focus on the Romantics.

‘stunning performances and soundscapes’ – Tamsin Rosewell, Blakefest

‘the fusion of poetry and jazz was often near-perfect’ – Greg Freeman, Write Out Loud

Charlotte Glasson is a multi-intrumentalist band leader who plays saxophone, the penny whistle, violin and even the musical saw. She’s played all over the world including Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s and the Royal Albert Hall, working with orchestras and bands such as Oasis, Nick Cave, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. John Cooper Clark and the Divine Comedy. Currently performing with the Waeve, Charlotte has released seven CDs.

Chris Hardy is the guitarist from the famed music/poetry ensemble LiTTLe MACHiNe, which sets much-loved poems to music, working with top poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Roger McGough. The group has released several CDs. Chris is also an established poet with several published collections, Key to the Highway (Shoestring) being the latest.

Barry Smith is a poet, theatre director and arts festival producer. He is director of the South Downs Poetry Festival. Well-published in magazines, nominated for the TS Eliot Prize and shortlisted for the BBC Proms Poetry and Bread & Roses Awards, his collections Performance Rites (Waterloo Press) and the T.S. Eliot Prize nominated Reeling and Writhing (Vole Books/Dempsey and Windle) draw upon his experiences in theatre and the arts.

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