There’s a lot going on this weekend in Cardiff Bay and Penarth for Coleridge In Wales Festival. I’ve been finding out a bit about the festival, and events across Wales, following Coleridge’s journey through Wales. Find out all about it here and how to get involved coleridgefestival.org
AMP it UP : Art Music Poetry, Friday 13th at Foxy’s Deli, Penarth
I met up with soulful singer, guitar player and musician Philippa Irving, for a collaboration cover of Paolo Nutini’sPaolo Nutini’s Iron Sky. We were joined by Poet Fran Smith, who suggested the song, and guitarist Kevs Ford. The session took part in the lovley Cafe Arteas, over pots of tea. We will perform our interpretation of Iron Sky this Friday at AMP it up. www.facebook.com/event
All are welcome at Foxy’s Deli Penarth, Friday 13th 7pm, for an evening of art, music & poetry celebrating the start of Coleridge in Wales Festival embracing Coleridge’s philosophy of creating a fairer society based on equality of opportunity and spirit. There will be music from Bel Blue, Harry and David Pain, Philippa Irving, Andrina, Chris Glynn and Richard Parry, Poetry from Fran Smith and open mic on the theme. There will aslo be a display of paintings by vibrant Penarth based Fine Artist Pauline Williams. Open to all, enjoy good food, wine, song and verse to celebrate a fairer life: Entry is free: More information Facebook Event Page
Coleridge In Wales 2016
In 1794 Samuel Taylor Coleridge dropped out of Cambridge and travelled around Wales, dreaming of founding a new, fairer society. Wales influenced his poetry, and 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of his mid-life classic Biographia Literaria.
Exploring Coleridge’s vision and his underrated genius, singer and facilitator Richard Parry will set out with a band of artists, poets, musicians, actors, environmentalists, philosophers, story-tellers, cooks on the route of Coleridge’s two tours of Wales.
This weekend join them for The Return of the Ancient Mariner
is a series of community and symbolic happenings around Cardiff Bay on Sunday May 15th celebrating the beginning of the Coleridge in Wales Festival. www.facebook.com/events
Information on events around Wales can be found on The Festival website coleridgefestival.org