Them and Us
From the 2012 Free Thinking Festival, a special live recording on the theme of 'them and us'. The readers are Sian Thomas and Ron Cook and music is from the Aronowitz Ensemble.
In this special edition of Words and Music recorded at The Free Thinking Festival in St Mary's Heritage Centre, opposite The Sage, Gateshead, Sian Thomas and Ron Cook read poetry and prose on the theme of this year's festival: Them and Us. Music is provided by The Aronowitz Ensemble, soprano Sarah-Jane Lewis and The NASUWT Riverside Band, with conductor Ray Farr.
The programme opens with an extract from Arthur C. Clarke's' sci-fi classic Childhood's End. We hear poetry by Fleur Adcock, Hilaire Belloc and Wilfred Owen and prose from Jane Austen and George Orwell. Our musical accompaniment includes Mars from Holst's The Planets, Thomas Ades' Darknesse Visible and Poulenc's Voyage a Paris.
Producer: Georgia Mann-Smith.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Arthur C. Clarke
Childhood’s End (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas
Richard II (excerpt), reader Ron Cook
Noblesse Oblige (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas
Tyne Dock, reader Ron Cook
The South Country (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas
Pride and Prejudice (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas
Down and Out in Paris and London (excerpt), reader Ron Cook
Men and Their Boring Arguments, reader Sian Thomas
You’re Beautiful (excerpt), reader Ron Cook
Base Details, reader Ron Cook
Strange Meeting (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas
Wuthering Heights (excerpt), reader Sian Thomas