Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 17:30

Starlight Stage
Hay Festival

Paul Henry & Brian Briggs: The Glass Aisle, Hay Festival

This stunning long poem by Paul Henry with songs, set on a stretch of the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, is brought to life in Brian Briggs’ clear tenor. The work breaks down the borders between the poem and the song lyric while offering a haunting elegy to the displaced. Two presences loom in the poem: Marconi, who conducted his experiments for radio on this particular part of the canal, and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses.

Price: £7.00

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