Friday, 10 March 2017

Edward Thomas song workshop

(NB - This is NOT about a South Downs Folk Singers event, but posted for your interest and information)

An outdoor singing workshop “Singing in the Spirit of Edward Thomas” is being held on Sunday 9th April 2017 from 2 - 5pm during a day of events to commemorate the centenary of this poet’s death in WW1.

It starts at Steep Village Hall and continues with a walk into the local Hampshire countryside.  For more information and tickets go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/southdownspoetryfestival

This is the information provided by the organiser:

SINGING IN THE SPIRIT OF EDWARD THOMAS
AN OUTDOOR SINGING WORKSHOP IN STEEP VILLAGE WITH REBECCA ASKEW

The writer Edward Thomas was a compulsive walker, he found “deepest ease and joy out of doors”. He was also a keen singer, preferring a folk song “...to Beethoven”. He edited a volume of poems and songs for the open air and many of his poems were influenced by music or song in some way. As part of a day of events to commemorate the centenary of his death in WW1, Rebecca will lead a session singing folk songs, rounds and simple part songs inspired by his work. It starts in Steep Village Hall and continues with a walk out into the village and beyond, stopping at suitable points to sing in the beautiful surroundings of the Hampshire countryside. Come and commemorate the writer’s life by doing two of the things he loved!

2-5pm. £10/£5 under 18s

For more information visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/southdownspoetryfestival

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