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.

The Don’t Touch Garden Reading at Woodbridge Library

Kate Foley reads the long narrative poem THE DON’T TOUCH GARDEN from her recently published book of that title.

Music from Sylvia Fairley and Valerie Shelley.

9th of October 7.30pm

Woodbridge Library
New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT

Tickets £3 (including a glass of wine) Available at the library counter or from 01394 446510 or