Special fusion performance of poetry and music at Central Library - book now

A performance first at Oxford’s Central Library is expected to wow crowds when the cultured worlds of music and poetry collide.

Poet Chris Tutton will be performing his works in an hour-long session accompanied by Julie Darling on the Celtic harp from 2pm on Saturday, October 13, in the library at the Westgate Centre.

Oxfordshire County Council’s Lead Librarian, Reading Health and Culture, Carol Stitson said: “Together they offer a powerful and unique experience to take the listener into other worlds. The performance of the spoken word accompanied by the harp is an ancient art, while the melding of words and music goes back to the roots of poetry itself.”

With funding from the Arts Council, the performance is free and a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn from an artist who has performed on television, at major literary festivals and venues including the Edinburgh Book Festival and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Chris is a winner of the Sunday Times Interaction Community Theatre Award.

Julie has performed at venues as diverse as retreat centres, arts festivals, inner city schools, corporate settings and remote Scottish islands. Her harp compositions and improvisations have been described as ‘inspirational’ and ‘transformative’.

Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk and the main desk at Oxfordshire County Library, Westgate, Oxford from today. Numbers are limited.

For more cultural event see www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/libraries