Rehearsals and performances and feedback

We are busy preparing for the launch of The Don’t Touch Garden next week, and spent yesterday morning rehearsing with musicians Sarah Lloyd and Ian Kennedy, who we worked with for last year’s Solstice Shorts.

Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd

Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd

Ian & Sarah will be providing linking music for the various sections of the long narrative poem The Don’t Touch Garden which is the title poem of Kate Foley’s eighth collection (but first with us).

Here is a very small segment to give you an idea what they are up to together. They came up with a particularly good lullaby!

Some feedback from an audience member at the Woodbridge library reading last week, via Sylvia Fairley one of the musicians who played at that performance.

What a wonderful evening on Friday. We so loved it. You and your piano playing friend did the most perfect interplaying of music that added so much to such a marvellous poem… I hadn’t heard Kate before or read any of her poetry so what a treat that was. Wow, what a woman and didn’t the audience soak it all up. One of the best of evenings, truly.

Caroline Hawksley

And finally, a photo and video snippet from Kate’s performance at Incite @ The Phoenix Artist Club last night. incite3

Hoping the multi-talented Anny Knight will share her photos of the evening later, as she was a lot closer to the action than I could get.

Kate Foley reads at Incite

Kate FoleyWednesday 14th October 7pm, Kate Foley will be reading alongside Gerry Potter at Incite poetry, showcasing her more identity orientated poems. We’ll be there to cheer her on and sell copies of The Don’t Touch Garden and The Other Side of Sleep so if a signed copy appeals, you know where to come…


The Phoenix Artist Club
1 Phoenix Street (Beneath the Phoenix theatre on Charing Cross Road)

(nearest functioning tube Leicester Square or Covent Garden)