LiTTLe MACHiNe - "Great poems set to great music"
Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm
A fish and chip supper is included in the price.
Memorial Hall, School Lane HP8 4JJ
Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell and Chris Hardy, with accomplishments between them ranging from English and music degrees to writing prize-winning poetry, use acoustic instruments, strong melodies and watertight harmonies to create songs that draw on a thousand years of poetry from the Medieval to the Metaphysical, the Romantics to the modern. William Carlos Williams, Blake, Shakespeare, Carol Ann Duffy … all get the treatment.
Described by Carol Ann Duffy as “the most brilliant poetry band in the world”, LiTTLe MaCHiNe makes its second visit to the Chalfont St Giles Literary Festival.
Yes, it’s poetry – but not like you’ve seen it done before! Those familiar school-room favourites are set to music and sung, recited and acted with energy, passion, humour and sometimes heartbreaking poignancy.