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
curated by Simon Dorrell
9th to 17th September
OPEN FROM 11AM TO 5PM DAILY
Alison MacGregor Grimley
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)