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Zena Edwards – Marlborough Lit Fest

25 Sep
Zena Edwards

Zena Edwards

A night out with poet Zena Edwards is like having a really good guest to dinner, without the food.

The Ellis Theatre at Marlborough College, for the first event of the Marlborough Literature Festival, has the look of a school hall-cum-theatre but the intimacy of Zena’s voice and her warm demeanor made it feel like a jazz club or cabaret bar.

I must admit I got a bit of a girl crush on her voice; it was born to read poetry and sing poetry. She made words like ‘rock’ seem firm not hard and ‘ocean’ like a rolling calmness.

Zena tells us she falls in and out of love everyday; she cries, she laughs and then plucks something from it to write about. Continue reading

Onefest…a bit cold

17 Apr

 

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A very special performance by one of the world’s leading contemporary musicians was given to a small festival crowd in near-freezing conditions in a muddy field outside Marlborough at the weekend.

OneFest – billed as the UK’s first music festival of the year, and the successor to last year’s community pub-related HoneyFest – was headlined by Damon Albarn, the maestro behind Britpop champions Blur, cartoon band Gorillaz and more leftfield works like 2007’s Oriental pop-opera Monkey, Journey to the West. Continue reading