The edges of Europe: poets, actors and musicians perform events in London pub

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Poets, actors and musicians will get together in a London pub over the weekend of 23-24 March to perform events “from the edges and in-between places of Europe”. There will be three sessions in three rooms of the Ye Old Mitre pub in Hatton Garden, and each one will be a mixture of new and ancient music, poetry and performance organised by Anglo-French theatre company Théâtre Volière.

Once and Future Europe features National Poetry Competition winner Dom Bury, Strasbourg-based poet Mick Wood,  and a new dance theatre piece based on the poetry of CP Cavafy. Customs and Duty includes poet George Szirtes, and the Northern Marches includes Gretna, a project exploring the culture of the region from the perspective of the women so often written out of its history. Actors will present a staging of Katie Hale’s recent poetry for the project, inspired by her visits to the area around Gretna Green, and accompanied by Lori Watson’s music. 

The Ye Old Mitre pub is said to have been a drinking den since 1547, and can be found down a small alleyway in Ely Court. More details

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