February 26, 2014 § 2 Comments
Thanks to all who came out on Sunday for my event at the Lantern Theatre. It all took some doing – working with Rikki to develop an understanding between the poems and the music, the voice and the guitar, organising a set which worked on lots of levels – narrative, mood, drama, helping my daughter Lydia prepare her part, getting hold of the scratchy recordings and a scratchy suit. And it felt important: in choosing the venue, and the presentation, I felt I was raising expectations and a sense of responsibility, not only to the work, but to its subject – the victims of the Spanish Civil War and their descendants, the Moors and their descendants, Lorca and his art.
So thank you for coming – and for your attentiveness and appreciation. It was, for me, a happy night.