Scriptophilia with Peter Spafford and Richard Ormrod opens the Big Bookend festival week TOMORROW!

Richard Ormrod

Richard Ormrod

Join us tomorrow evening, Thursday 29th May, for a unique jazz and poetry event with Peter Spafford and Richard Ormrod. This event will take place at Arts@Trinity on Boar Lane. Tickets are £6. Full information  and tickets here  

With poems and songs about graffiti, shopping lists, Mad Men, notebooks, and death, plus musical settings of poems by Wallace Stevens, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Christina Rossetti and Alfred Lord Tennyson, Scriptophilia celebrates the sources, compulsions, and consolations of writing.

Written and performed by Peter Spafford with multi-instrumentalist Richard Ormrod. Peter’s work has been performed on radio, television, and on the streets; in theatres, hospitals, prisons, and in the bath. Richard was recently named Musician of the Year by Jazz Yorkshire. He leads and performs with numerous bands all over the region.

Of performances at the 2012 Otley Word Feast and Headingley Lit Fest, audience members wrote:

Excellent, moving, and very different’.

Fantastic pairing. Impressive and inspiring‘.

The fusion of words and music worked so well. I was laughing one minute, moved the next‘.

Mixes the deadly earnest with the beautiful and absurd‘ – Dr.Hyperbole.

Asserts a passionate love of life…‘ Headingley Lit Fest blog.

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