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Gillian Clarke

Poet Gillian Clarke joins presenter Verity Sharp to create and curate the festival of her wildest dreams.

Poet Gillian Clarke joins presenter Verity Sharp to create and curate the festival of her wildest dreams.

It's a chance for her to set the festival's agenda - chose the guests, pick the acts, dictate the weather, the food and the ambience. A festival where anyone - dead or alive - can be summoned to perform and nothing is unimaginable.

Gillian outlines her dream festival which she's entitled "Voice in a Space". It takes place in a cave in Wales and celebrates great poetry as well as ideas around building and ambiguity. Seamus Heaney, Shakespeare and Leonard Cohen are on the bill, alongside Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Producer: Rosie Boulton
A Monty Funk production for BBC Radio 4.

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28 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 May 2017 23:30

Music Played

  • Pérotin

    Beata viscera

    Performer: Jan Garbarek.
    • Officium ECM 445369-2.
  • Angharad Jenkins

    Brandy Cove

    Performer: Delyth Jenkins.
    • ADNABOD.
    • Fflach Tradd CD347H.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aus Liebe Will Mein Heiland Sterben

    Performer: Elis Manahan Thomas / The Orchestra of Enlightenment.
    • Eternal Light.
    • Hellodor 476 5970.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah

Readings

Author: Seamus Heaney 

Title: St Kevin and the Blackbird 

Publisher: Faber and Faber 

 

Author: Shakespeare 

Title: “Fear No More the Heat of the Sun” from Cymbeline 

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