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HUMBERMOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION OF CLIFF'S HULL CITYSCAPES AND PERFORMANCE OF VOYAGE

Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 09:59

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HULL TO ICELAND AND BACK: A VOYAGE IN MUSIC, POETRY AND PAINT

A Humber Mouth Literature Festival Commission 2017

Wednesday 4 October HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY,
Albion Street Hull HU1 3TF

6pm Drinks and Launch of Exhibition of Cliff Forshaw’s Hull Cityscapes,

Food for Thought Café, Hull Central Library


7pm Performance of Voyage for Solo Trumpet.
FREE

Poet and painter Cliff Forshaw has collaborated with the synaesthetic composer Deborah Pritchard and trumpeter Simon Desbruslais to celebrate the twin “Voyage” statues created by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir in Hull and Iceland.

The world premiere of VOYAGE FOR SOLO TRUMPET took place during John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay, as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The piece continues to develop and Deborah, Simon and Cliff have since performed it at Vik in Iceland.

The exhibition of ten of Cliff's large Hull Cityscape paintings in the Cebntral Library Café will continue until 14 October 2017.

 

 

Voyage performed in Vik

Sunday, 20 August 2017 at 16:18

Cliff, Deborah, Steinunn, Simon in Vik,

Cliff's collaboration with the composer Deborah Pritchard and the trumpeter Simon Desbruslais was performed in Vik, Iceland, on Sunday 13 August.

Cliff read his poems and Simon played the new extended version of Deborah's composition Voyage for Solo Trumpet under Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir's Voyage statue, in front of an audience which included the Mayor of Vik and the British Ambassador to Iceland.

The statue is the sister version of the one in Hull, where they performed on May Bank Holiday as part of the John Grant Atlantic Flux Festival.

Many thanks to the Mayor and people of Vik, and to Steinunn and her husband Jon, for their generous support and excellent hospitality.

Here are Cliff, Deborah, Steinunn and Simon under the Voyage statue in Vik.

Voyage to Iceland

Sunday, 20 August 2017 at 15:28

Cliff and Simon onstage in Vik, Iceland.

There will be another performance of Voyage at the Humber Mouth Literature Festival in Hull on 8 October, to coincide with the launch of Cliff's exhibition of Hull cityscape paintings at the Brook Street Gallery. The collaboration continues to grow, with new sections composed by Deborah, accompanied by new poems on the maritime themes and connections between Hull and Iceland. The plan is to record the completed work towards the end of the year.

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