Simon Dorrell, from Way of the Wilderness Lent 2014

EVENTS AT ST MICHAEL'S

Presteigne Festival events at St Michael's Church

Friday 25 August at 11am

What do we mean when we talk about borders?
Literature at Discoed

Nicholas Murray introduces his latest book, Crossings: A Journey through Borders (Seren) and reads from his poetry collection The Migrant Ship (Melos). Part travel book, part personal journey, part meditation on the meaning of borders, literal and metaphorical, Crossings is also rooted in the author’s thirty-year residence in the Radnor Valley in the border country of Mid-Wales.

Nicholas Murray is a biographer, novelist, poet and literary activist. He has written on Chatwin, Huxley, Marvell, Victorian travellers and the Great War poets; plus novels and Real Bloomsbury for Seren. He has reviewed for The Independent and TLS, and runs the Rack Press series of poetry pamphlets, in addition to teaching writing and biography at King’s College, London.

Tickets from the Presteigne Festival. Refreshments available


Saturday 26 August at 4.30pm - Catalan Peasant with Guitar

Laura Snowden guitar

Lennox Berkeley Sonatina, Op 52 No 1
Richard Rodney Bennett Five Impromptus
Julian Anderson Catalan Peasant with Guitar
Bent Sørensen Melancholy Dances
Joaquín Rodrigo Tres piezas españolas

Tickets from Presteigne Festival. Refreshments available


h.art exhibition

curated by Simon Dorrell

9th to 17th September

OPEN FROM 11AM TO 5PM DAILY

Painting:
Thelma Ayre
Peter Bishop
Julienne Braham
Simon Dorrell
Lois Hopwood
Peter Horrocks
Alison MacGregor Grimley
Shelagh Popham

Ceramics:
Jason Braham
Tony Hall
Corinna Kenyon-Wade

Stained Glass:
Tamsin Abbott


Michaelmas event

A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT IN WORDS & MUSIC: 7.30 pm 29th September

This programme is in praise, not only of our new stained-glass window, but of light in all its forms and seasons - sunlight, moonlight, starlight, candle-light and our own inner light. It will include words from Gerard Manley Hopkins, Laurie Lee, R.S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas, and the first performance of a new poem for four voices and dulcimer by Edward Storey: “Towards the Light”.

The music will be performed by singers and musicians directed by Sue Harris. The church will be appropriately decorated with lights and flowers for this special event of praise and pleasure, which should not be missed.

Admission £8.00 on the door (including light refreshments)