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Lecture on International Womens Day – Mary Ann McCracken

Mary Ann McCracken was associated with the Poor House from the very early days, her uncles Henry and Robert Joy were very active members of the Board but a Ladies Committee was not set up until March 1824. The initial Minutes made the following statement; “The Ladies forming this Committee respectfully submit this proposal, to the Committee of Gentlemen, in the…

A Vanished Kingdom Performance as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

A Vanished Kingdom Workshops as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

Åkervinda as part of Marchland Season

Sweden and Denmark’s Åkervinda perform their unique, modern Scandinavian folksongs. Jazz singers at heart, and influenced by artists such as Björk and The Real Group, they share a deep love of folk music. Through improvisation, they breathe new life into traditional songs, singing stories of women through the ages. Their appearance at Marchland marks the opening of a UK tour…

Åkervinda + Maiden in The Moor as part of Marchland Season

Early music from Europe’s archetypal singer-songwriters, the troubadours of the vanished kingdom of Occitania, and eclectic modern Scandinavian folksong have influenced by artists such as Björk and The Real Group. In the first half of this double bill, another chance to hear Maiden in the Moor’s programme of music from the courts of Aquitaine and the Languedoc, and their deeply…

A Vanished Kingdom Workshops as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

Maiden in the Moor & Sefiroth as part of Marchland Season

In this double bill of work the revived music; a vanished culture is set alongside the living, evolving traditions of its banished people. Maiden in the Moor will open with a reprise of their Marchland programme; music from, and inspired by, the troubadours of Occitania, a kingdom that once straddled Southern France and Northern Spain. Later in the evening, Sefiroth once again will…