This is one of a series of previews for the LitFest, which begins soon - on Monday 29 February. See the programme here.
John Clare (1793-1864), self-taught poet and lyrical observer of nature, also turned his hand to sharp political satire, bawdy dialogue, verse tales, sketches, and an intermittent journal.
From Helpston village games and gypsy fiddles, to the literary sunshine of London, with its salons and theatres ….then Clare's legendary Walk home from the Asylum, Trio Literati offer a colourful and unexpected portrait of the man, his work and the vanishing rural England which inspired him.
With Eleanor Rastall (soprano and quick-change artist), Gina le Faux (fiddle) and Jonathan Drummond (pianoforte).
Trio Literati "full of energy, wit and style" Peter Holman, Opera Restor'd.
"Beautiful poetry reading and a perfect mix of light and shade." (Audience comment on Censored, Headingley Lit Fest 2015)
7.30pm New Headingley Club, St Michael's Road