Virginia Astley at Sea Change Festival

As part of the forthcoming Sea Change Festival, Virginia Astley will recite poems from her 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 will be performing on Friday 24th May at St Mary’s Church, Totnes, Devon.

Separately, Virginia will also be collaborating with Hannah Peel and Will Burns who are performing material from their Chalk Hill Blue album. This collaboration has been coordinated by Drift Record Shop, the award-winning independent record shop in Totnes who also founded the Sea Change Festival.

Sea Change is an intimate and spirited festival of high times, music, art, culture, food and drinks in Totnes and Dartington that runs from 24th to 26th May 2019.