Wednesday 25 April: An evening of poetry and music with Andrew Rudd, Rachel Mann and Daniel Axworthy
Celebrate the opening festival night with inspirational, entertaining words from award-winning poets Andrew Rudd and Rachel Mann, punctuated with musical interludes from virtuoso violinist Daniel Axworthy.
This is the fifth Word Weavers event and the fabulous combination of poetry and music has attracted an expanding group of admiring followers.
Andrew Rudd is a former Cheshire Poet Laureate and has twice won the Cheshire Prize for Literature. A Frodsham resident and former creative writing tutor at Manchester Metropolitan University, he has published two poetry collections, Nowhere Else but Here (2012) and One Cloud Away from the Sky (2007). He is currently Poet in Residence at Manchester Cathedral. His poem Spirit of Frodsham, commissioned by the Mayor last year, now forms part of the Neighbourhood Plan.
Daniel Axworthy is a versatile, sensitive violinist, who is equally at home wowing audiences on the classical concert platform, on stage with bands and in the recording studio producing commercial and movie sound tracks.
Rachel Mann, writer, musician and Anglican priest, is guest poet for the evening. She has published four full-length books, including Dazzling Darkness (Wild Goose) and Fierce Imaginings (D.L.T.). She is an Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral and a regular reviewer of folk and rock music.
Place: Frodsham Community Centre
Time: Wednesday 25 April, 8pm
Tickets: £10. Licensed bar