Mon 1 January 0001 - Fri 6 March 2020
Leeds Lit Fest presents
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Hull poet Vicky Foster, whose powerful Radio 4 drama Bathwater has been shortlisted for The Imison Award, performs her poetry in the beautiful radio theatre upstairs at Chapel FM, alongside a unique blend of poetry and improvised music, Lunar-Ci: Hymn to the Moon, created by Charlie Wells and Jacqui Wicks and recently featured on Radio 3’s Unclassified. Lunar-Ci was originally commissioned by ‘Festival of The Moon’ Wakefield 2019 and explores our relationship to the moon.
Vicky Foster is a poet living and working in Hull. As well as performing all over, she delivers writing and performance workshops, and is founder of the monthly event Women of Words. Her work has featured widely on BBC Radio 4 and 6.
Lunar-Ci: Hymn to the Moon is a sonic response to Luke Jerram’s artwork, Museum Of The Moon. Using fragments of poetry, verbatim testimony, specially commissioned songs and improvised vocals, Charlie Wells and Jacqui Wicks create a narrative that explores our relationship with the moon.
This performance for two voices contains settings of texts by Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. It also contains aleatory elements in which a soundscape is created ‘in the moment’ using found sounds, live looping and improvised vocals.
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