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Seven Halts on The Somme: a special evening of Music & Poetry
Tue 20 September 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
As part of our Seven Halts on The Somme exhibition by Hughie O'Donogue RA, Leighton House presents a special and moving evening of music and poetry exploring themes of war and loss.
Actor, writer and vocal artist Nick Barber will read selected poetry chosen from the huge body of work generated by poets such as Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney and Siegfried Sassoon.
The evening includes a special commission by composer and broadcaster Deborah Pritchard with short movements for piano and trumpet that she created in response to Huguie's series.
Nick Barber trained at RADA and has had an extensive career in stage, screen and television. He has worked with the RSC, the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and acclaimed immersive theatre companies such as Punchdrunk. Nick is also a featured regular in the BBC's 'The Archers' playing lovelorn Goose farmer Rex Fairbrother.
Deborah is a synaesthetic composer and has worked with numerous contemporary visual artists including Maggi Hambling and Hughie O'Donoghue. Her violin concerto ‘Wall of Water’ after the paintings by Hambling, was performed at the National Gallery in January 2015.
Ticket price includes entry to the House and exhibition + access to the event & complimentary drink. Doors open at 6.30pm