A collaboration between award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes, Flocks of Words is an immersive, hypnotic blend of music and poetry exploring landscape and the human soul. Grounded in the Shropshire Hills where the artists live and work, the sounds and language quickly become the audience’s own and the themes universal.
Over the last decade, Whalebone have become well known for their landscape-inspired instrumental music, with its broad, impressionistic sweep. Kate Innes, whose writing – both prose and poetry – is driven by her intense interest in the natural world, art, mythology and history, shares many of these preoccupations with Whalebone. Rooted as both are in the wild landscapes of Shropshire, and after some years of mutual admiration, it seemed natural and logical to suggest a collaboration. The easy alchemy when the words and music blend, and then transform each other, has been a source of joy and astonishment on both sides.
This event will be held in the Main Auditorium. Tickets: £10
'Flocks of Words' are so good they even opened our 2017 'Weekend of Words' festival and had a chat with Selina in Interview Corner after their performance. Click below to see what they had to say! This June 2018 event is not one to be missed...