Imaginary Landscapes

VENUE: St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst

Imaginary Landscapes is a fresh and vibrant collaboration in words and music from multi award-winning poet and performer, Chris Tutton, and internationally acclaimed harpist, Anne Denholm.

The combined performance of spoken word and harp is an ancient art, originating in the roots of classical poetry itself and the bardic ballads of Celtic oral and musical tradition.  This enchanting event features readings from Chris, together with Anne’s musical interpretation of his words in live performance.

Chris Tutton is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of seven collections of poetry. Hailed as “the master of the short poem” his work has also been described as “absolutely beautiful” by Alexander Waugh, with Iain Anderson of BBC Scotland noting that it was “philosophy in poetry form” and the Sunday Times commenting on its “dramatic passion and dignity”.

Anne Denholm is one of the leading British harpists of her generation and served as Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2015-2019. She is earning a strong reputation for her interpretations and powerful, engaging performances across a variety of musical fields and in 2020 was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. She is a founding member of award-winning contemporary experimental quartet, ‘The Hermes Experiment’ and has been recording and premiering new works for solo harp since 2006.

“Magical. An exquisite fusion of words and music.” (Lichfield Literary Festival)

There will be a question and answer opportunity following the performance

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