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Saturday 18th November, 2023
Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre - Kendal
8:30pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 2 hours
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Tracing the connections between nature and sound, we explore the landscapes around us through music, prose and poetry.

Join us for an enchanting evening featuring esteemed Festival patron Robert Macfarlane, national poet Laureate Simon Armitage, and inspirational poet Elizabeth Jane Burnett. Alongside them, we are thrilled to welcome award-winning singer-songwriter Sam Lee and singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Hayden Thorpe.

Prepare to be transported as we journey through mountain passes, meandering rivers, and uncharted territories where the soundscape transcends the noise of our modern world.

Come armed with your questions for a lively Q&A at the end of the session.

Robert Macfarlane is a writer of books, film and music. He is an author of award winning, bestselling books about nature, place and people including Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and Underland. Robert is also the co-creator of The Lost Words and The Lost Spells.

Simon Armitage, a literary force and one of the most celebrated contemporary poets, weaves words with profound beauty and lyrical depth. With an illustrious career spanning poetry, prose, and translation, Armitage's works explore the human experience with remarkable insight and a captivating blend of wit and introspection.

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is a poet and academic whose research explores environmental issues through creative writing. She is the author of The Grassling, an exploration of memory and natural history, and a contributor to The Guardian's 'Country Diary' column. She has also published two poetry collections: Swims, a Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year, and Of Sea.

Sam Lee is an acclaimed singer-songwriter who effortlessly combines his passion for traditional folk music with innovative interpretations, creating a captivating and soul-stirring musical experience. With his distinctive voice and heartfelt storytelling, Lee's music resonates with authenticity and a deep connection to nature, taking listeners on a transformative journey through time and culture.

Hayden Thorpe is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Thorpe's music transports listeners to otherworldly realms, evoking a profound sense of emotion and exploration.