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'Turning Blue': new live performances with 'the master of English rural noi...
Sat 25 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 GMT
In 2016 Benjamin Myers won The Portico Prize for Literature and the Northern Writers' Award for his fourth novel Beastings. This March, ahead of the release of his next book, The Gallows Pole, The Portico Library will host an extraordinary collaborative event, combining excerpts delivered by Northern actors, new musical commissions, and artworks on related themes. Carolyn Curtis-Magri's exhibition explores a real-life unsolved murder case in the same landscape in which Myers' last book, Turning Blue, is set, while acclaimed composer David McLean's 'Crime Scene' ensemble provide purpose-built live scores to the performers' readings. Turning Blue follows McLean's rapturously received 'Crime Scene' premier this January as part of Islington Mill's Samarbeta residency programme, also featuring Thurston Moore, Charles Hayward and Lydia Lunch. This will be a moving, memorable event, bringing together original words, images and music in an atmospheric crime-noir style. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please be aware that Turning Blue contains strong language and descriptions of scenes that some people might find upsetting.