Saturday, 7 April 2018
Two Gawain Appearances for your Diary!
As my translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight gets ever closer to publication (and your deluxe copies being sent at the beginning of July), I have a brief update about two events where I am appearing and which may be of interest: a stage performance based on the book, and an appearance at the Bradford Literature Festival.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - a staged production with authentic mediaeval music
On Saturday April 28th, there is a performance based on my translation which is occurring at the ancient Norman church of St Leonard's at Bengeo in Hertford (UK). The show will feature three readers (including myself) with music by Dr Jon Banks, a musical director at the Globe Theatre in London. It will be directed by Mike Ashman, whose credits include the Royal Opera House in London. To learn more, and to book a ticket, please click here.
Sir Gawain - Poetry and Prints: in conversation with Michael Smith
On Sunday 1st July, I shall be attending the Bradford Literature Festival where I shall be talking about my approach to the translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as discussing the linocut prints which I produced especially for the book. To learn more and to book a ticket, please click here.
It would be wonderful to meet with you at either of these events; once again, thank you for supporting my work.
PS, work is also pressing ahead with my translation of King Arthur's Death, the magnificent alliterative fourteenth century poem which formed part of the same movement as Sir Gawain. If you would like to pledge for your own edition of this, and to help it become reality, please click here