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Faber Social Presents Poetry & Music

August 2, 2013 | by Faber Social

Tags: Events, Luke Wright, Poetry, Sam Riviere, The Social

Join us for this one-off event celebrating Poetry & Music with a heady mix of stories, music and performance backed by a stellar line up; The Leisure Society, headed up by twice Ivor Novello nominated song writer, Nick Hemming, will treat us to an acoustic set of songs from their new album Alone Aboard The Ark, which is, in part, influenced by Sylvia Plath; fresh from his Essex Lion show at the Edinburgh Fringe and with his first collection Mondeo Man behind him, poet Luke Wright will entertain us with wit, wisdom and wordplay; previously published under the Faber New Poets scheme Sam Riviere (81 Austerities) and Joe Dunthorne (Submarine) team up to perform an energetic one-off piece about their relationship entitled Battle; and poet Ruth Padel will read from her mixed-genre meditation on migration, The Mara Crossing.

The Leisure Society’s Nick Hemming wrote a piece on capturing the essence of Sylvia Plath in song lyrics for Faber Social. Hear a track and read the article here. Luke Wright wrote an exclusive poem for Faber Social’s Beck Song Reader event last month, which you can read here.

Where: The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
When: Tuesday 24 September 2013

Tickets cost £7 in advance / £9 on the door and are available to buy here.


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