Poetry-next-the-Sea; Poetry Festival 'Beyond Frontiers'
Terry Waite will be our keynote speaker on 'Beyond Frontiers' from his perspective of being held in solitary confinement for nearly 5 years; and will read from his newly published anthology of poems.
Inspiration is drawn not only from the Festival’s beautiful location– “One has a sense of being at the edge, where journeys begin and end, and creative things happen” (Katrina Porteous 2015) - but also from the audience of poetry lovers themselves: “You have fine audiences, alert and appreciative” (John Fuller 2016).
Joining us throughout the Festival will be poets and writers, who will explore and develop ideas relating to this year’s theme, 'Beyond Frontiers'.
Terry Waite CBE, a survivor of nearly 5 years being held by Hezbollah, in solitary imprisonment has a unique perspective, which he will be sharing from his recently published first volume of poetry.
A World Premiere - 'The Singing Glacier' – is a project, highlighting a current and relevant issue that goes 'Beyond Frontiers' – global warming. This multi-disciplinary piece features poems by Helen Mort, music by William Carslake, film by Richard Jones, with music performed by the commissioning partners, Little Baroque Company.
'Sun', sees poet Katrina Porteous and composer Peter Zinovieff collaborate to explore the physical processes of the Sun. Music, words and visuals from NASA strip the layers of our nearest star, allowing us to travel where the body cannot, to experience a reality, is not otherwise accessible to sight or hearing.
Also appearing will be Sir Jonathan Bate, Dame Gillian Beer, Paula Byrne, Paul Farley, Matthew Hollis, Helen Mort, Michael Symmons Roberts and Katharine Towers.
Booking opens on 15 March.