Benjamin Britten: Inspirations, Early and Late

Benjamin Britten: Inspirations, Early and Late

Benjamin Britten: Inspirations, Early and Late
16 Dec 2013 at 06:30 pm
16 Dec 2013 at 08:30 pm
Free Word Centre
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road,
Clerkenwell
London
£15 / £12 concessions

The Literary Consultancy offers for the fourth year running an unforgettable and intimate winter-warmer at the Free Word Centre, combining winter glow with the best of music and literature. The Tamesis String Quartet, featuring highly acclaimed violinists Nadia Myerscough and Anna de Bruin, Matthew Quenby on viola and cellist Vicky Matthews, will be playing Britten’s Quartet in D (1931) and Ravel’s only string quartet. Actor Clive Swift has devised a programme of verse and prose to delight and inform us about one of England’s greatest composers, whose centenary we celebrate this year.

Clive Swift’s career began in 1959 since when he’s become one of the nation’s best-loved character actors. He was one of the original long-contract players with the RSC in 1960 and has numerous theatre and TV credits to his name, including playing Bishop Proudie in ‘The Barchester Chronicles’, and Richard Bucket in ‘Keeping up Appearances.’

Venue: Free Word Centre, EC1R 3GA 6.30pm (drinks) performance at 7pm