Poetry and Harp perfectly combine in this special event featuring words and improvised music with the critically acclaimed and award-winning poet, author and raconteur, Chris Tutton and leading British harpist, Anne Denholm, who served as Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2015-2019.
“Magical and mesmerising… An exquisite fusion of words and music”
Venue: Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, CM77 8PD
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)
Date and time: Saturday 25th June, 2.00pm
Box Office: Book online or via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948 (10am – 8pm Tuesday to Saturday)
Chris Tutton is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of seven collections of poetry. Coined by Ned Sherrin 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”.
The Failing of Angels his extraordinary debut novel was published in 2020.
“I have never read such beautiful writing. I was stunned.” Robert Pisani
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 Rojyal 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.
Chris and Anne have performed their Imaginary Landscapes to rapturous audiences at literature festivals and events in the UK
Photo of Chris Turton and Anne Denholm © The News Portsmouth:Keith Woodland