The Verb from the Contains Strong Language Festival
Ian McMillan presents The Verb from Hull with Stuart Maconie, Vicky Foster and other guests taking part in the Contains Strong Language Festival.
In our final programme recorded in front of a studio audience at the Contains Strong Language Festival of poetry and Performance in Hull we are taking language journeys down river and to unloved and overlooked places.
Hull's very own Vicky Foster & The Broken Orchestra present excerpts from their collaboration, 'Fair Winds & Following Seas', commissioned by the Freedom Festival and Contains Strong Language. Using cutting-edge technology, the piece is a site-specific walk along Hull's overlooked River, The River Hull. Their audio piece, mixes poetry and soundscape, and is inspired by considering Hull's future as well as its past.
in 2016 Stuart Maconie followed in the footsteps of the Jarrow Marchers, who walked in 1936 from their home in Jarrow to London in order to present a petition to parliament asking for work. Stuart's book 'The Long Road from Jarrow' weaves the story of the Jarrow Marchers, with his own travelogue, and the tales of the people he meets along the way.
There's also music from song interpreter Camille O'Sullivan, who performs Nick Cave's 'Sad Waters', and explains why she feels such an affinity to his music - and why she couldn't perform them all, and poetry from Zena Edwards.
Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jessica Treen
Vicky Foster and the Broken Orchestra
Fair Winds and Following Seas was jointly commissioned by The Freedom Festival and Contains Strong Language
Camille will be touring Camille O'Sullivan sings Cave