Join Captain, Sir Richard Burton, translator of the world’s most famous book of love and Godfather of the sexual revolution, for this hilarious no hole barred parody. A comic take off and send up with animation, film and performance lecture, which both exposes and covers everything. Bring your smelling salts.
When Kenneth Price began to research his solo show, “W.S.Graham:Out of His Head”‘ the late Sir Terry Frost suggested he should speak to Ronnie Duncan if he wanted to know all about Sydney Graham;”Ronnie Duncan, he’s your man”, he said. Frost was spot-on and Duncan proved an invaluable and eloquent custodian of the Graham legacy, sharing rare personal recordings and a host of illuminating insights and anecdotes with characteristic generosity and enthusiasm.
“Kenneth Price in Conversation with Ronnie Duncan” will be an opportunity to hear the fascinating story of their lifelong friendship and to hear a selection of Duncan’s cassette-player recordings which so vividly evoke the life and extraordinary times of Greenock’s son,W.S.Graham.
A feature of this festival and the St Ives September Festival. Bring your poetry and stories and share them @ Cafe Art.
Poets, Singers, Musicians & Storytellers welcome. Inside if wet.
Kenneth Price’s solo performance is inspired by the letters and poems of the mercurial Scot who left Greenock in 1943 to make a fresh start, “living in a caravan in Cornwall, lonely and by the sea.”
Describing himself as “Maimed for the job” of poet, Graham shared a precarious existence with his wife, Nessie Dunsmuir, surviving on nettle-soup, borrowed money……and the occasional “skull toucher”.
W.S.GRAHAM: OUT OF HIS HEAD examines the nature of his extraordinary commitment. His letters to friends, such as the painter John Minton and the St. Ives artists Ben Nicholson, Roger Hilton and Sven Berlin reveal his heroic, sometimes hilarious struggle for survival, whilst his poems, with their disarmingly conversational tone, carry a wealth of startling insights and chart his creative exploration “On the other side of the words”.
Poets, Singers, Musicians & Storytellers welcome
Inside the st ives society of arts if wet.
A very popular event. Poets , Storytellers, Songwriters, Musicians and Jugglers. Expect the unexpected
Booking in advance is necessary.
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A celebration of Radio drama including the first ever drama aired on Radio.
A sharing of work created at the workshop on Monday afternoon. Free to workshop participants. Audience members £3, glass of wine included.
A feature of this festival and the St Ives September Festival. Bring your poetry and stories and share them.