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Video of Performance at Keats-Shelley House in Rome

Keats’s Odes from my long narrative poem, “Written in Water”, performed at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome on October 3rd, 2019. Apart from the second musical number (the Kalea Trio’s arrangement of Sainte-Colombe’s Chaconne), the music is performed and composed/improvised … Continue reading

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Villa Diodati (Frankenstein)

A new video on my youtube channel. The story of how Mary Shelley came to write Frankenstein is told in this live performance at The British Library, London, on 20 October, 2018. Continue reading

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Written in Water

The long narrative Written in Water, on John Keats’s life, work and ideas, begins performances at The British Library, London, to celebrate the bicentenary of his Odes on 20 September, 2019. This performance will be repeated at Keats-Shelley House, Rome, … Continue reading

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Villa Diodati

Link to the British Library page detailing the event.
There will be performances of this poem on the conception of Frankenstein at the British Library on Tuesday 30 October and at Keats House on Thursday 15 November. Continue reading

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Reading at Leicester University

As an honorary fellow of the University, attached to the centre for new writing, I will be reading a narrative poem in progress “Young John Keats” at the Bennett lecture theatre on Tuesday 31st October. For details look to the listing on my events page. Continue reading

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Proposed Future Readings

Dates are still to be agreed upon for forthcoming readings of my work “Villa Diodati”. The first to be hosted by the British Library. Continue reading

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Performance in Gdansk

Performance on 1st July 2015 of The Burial of Lord Byron to an international audience of scholars to open the 41st International Byron Conference in the Shakespeare Theatre, Gdansk, Poland. Dancers, mezzo-soprano and pianist were from the Academy of Music, … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle

November 12 2014 11.30-12.30 sees a return to the Literary Leicester Festival with a performance of Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle Continue reading

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V&A London’s National Art Library

Following publication of ‘The Burial of Lord Byron’ this has joined ‘Darwin, A Voyage of Ideas’ in the National Art Archive at the V&A Continue reading

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The One Show BBC 1 on Delius

April saw an appearance on BBC Television’s The One Show to talk about the composer Frederick Delius and his music On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring – see my web page. June saw the publication of my latest poem … Continue reading

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