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Cauldron Boiling: Hot poetry from Burn After Reading, Wild Tales of Captain Swing with Music from Frank Biddulph, Emmie Ward and Gili Orbach, Haunting songs from Rebecca Hollweg and more…

Cauldron Boiling: Hot poetry from Burn After Reading, Wild Tales of Captain Swing with Music from Frank Biddulph, Emmie Ward and Gili Orbach, Haunting songs from Rebecca Hollweg and more...

03 Nov 2014

7:30 pm10:00 pm

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

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In the first of our Cauldron sessions from a guest curator, author and dancer Beatrice Parvin introduces the wild tale of Captain Swing and the Blacksmith. Set against the agricultural riots of the early 1800s, this original piece, created specially for the Cauldron, combines a stirring story with the powerful folk music of the time, recreated beautifully by the violin wizardry of Frank Biddulph and the rich voices of Emmie Ward and Gili Orbach.

 

Emmie Ward: Polly Vaughan

Frank Biddulph: Trip to the Orient

 

Burn After Reading

 

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Burn After Reading is an exciting and diverse community of emerging young poets, established in 2013 by Jacob Sam-La Rose, that aims to spark life poetics from ‘spoken word’ to ‘page’ and points in between. Usually they can be found electrifying audiences with their dynamic wordplay in Bethnal Green. Tonight they’ll be throwing their verses again into the Cauldron. The performers will be: Lewis Buxton, Antosh Wojcik (Roundhouse Poetry Slam winner 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_zXjfBPfTk), Aisling Fahey (new Young Poet Laureate for London, http://www.spreadtheword.org.uk/resources/view/aisling-fahey-new-young-poet-laureate-for-london, pictured) and Emily Harrison.

 

Rebecca Hollweg

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Singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg plays from her 3 albums of melodic, country-tinged songs. Rebecca has toured supporting Roger McGuinn of The Byrds and is a regular guest of poet John Hegley. She has played on ‘Loose Ends’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’ on BBC Radio 4 and done sessions for Janice Long and Tom Robinson.
‘Just a beautiful sound, great vibe’, Janice Long on BBC Radio 2
She will release a new album ‘Country Girl’ in January 2015.
Kaity Rae
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17 year-old Kaity Rae is a hugely talented young singer who’s just about to release her first EP ‘Spark’ under the upcoming Folkstock imprint (http://www.folkstockartsfoundation.com/folkstock-records/) with production by the equally young and talented Laura Deakin Davies. Kaity’s intoxicating folk-pop is already gaining plaudits, and Three Chords and the Truth describe her EP as “a showering of fine songs presented with a divine culture and elegance”.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVrJnmpVx6E

 

Lidia Grigorieva

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Lidia Grigorieva is one of Russia’s leading poets, winning the Russian equivalent of the Forward prize last year. A selection of her poems is currently being translated into English by John Farndon with Olga Nakston, due for publication by Glagoslav next year. John Farndon and Lidia Grigorieva  introduce some of the translations.

 

Do You Still Think You’re Clever?

 

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John Farndon gives a sneak preview of his new book, Do You Still Think You’re Clever? the sequel to his worldwide best-seller Do You Think You’re Clever? The Oxbridge Questions, due to be published on 10th November.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29VyXSUnk6w

 

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