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The English River reading at Drift Records

August 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Virginia Astley will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp.

The 4th August will see Drift Records hosting a special reading by Virginia Astley who will recite poems from her new book The English River accompanied by Florence Astley on the harp.

Her first book-length collection, The English River combines both photographs and poems to paint a vivid picture of the river Thames and the community that surrounds it. Virginia grew up by the river’s upper reaches, knew the old lock-keepers and was familiar with all aspects of the Thames and its hinterland: both the natural world and the people whose lives are intimately connected with the river. In recent years, she has returned to the Thames, working for a summer as an assistant lock-keeper, and walking its length to record and respond to its landscapes, river life and river folk as a poet and photographer.

You can read more about the book, and pre-order copies, here: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/product/the-english-river-1180


https://driftrecords.com/pages/the-drift-record-shop


Details

Date:
August 4, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://driftrecords.com/pages/the-drift-record-shop

Venue

Drift Records
103 High Street
Totnes, TQ9 5SN United Kingdom
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Website:
https://driftrecords.com/pages/the-drift-record-shop