Readings and Discussion
Sat 9 Oct 2021 3pm
We'll dig into Ted Hughes' Five Autumn Songs, poems he wrote for our Festival in 1968, and some of his other fine children’s poetry. We will have Ted’s own voice, and Alan Hedges will read and talk about the poems. Local school children will chant some of the poems as in 1968.
Premiere of Ted Hughes settings
Sat 9 Oct 2021 8.00pm
New settings of Ted Hughes 'Autumn Songs' by Julian Philips, with other autumnal songs by Schubert, Britten, Fauré, Hoiby, Strauss, Hahn, Ives and Elgar. Performed by soprano Elizabeth Atherton, baritone Dominic Sedgwick and pianist Iain Burnside.