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W.S.GRAHAM :OUT OF HIS HEAD A play by Kenneth Price

20/05/2016 @ 19:30 - 21:30


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”.

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19:30 - 21:30


St Ives Arts Club
Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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