Clash! - Choirs, composers and poets collide with the Bayeux Tapestry

Clash! is part of the ROOT 1066 International Festival, a festival of contemporary arts inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and funded by Hastings Borough Council and Arts Council England.

Seven Hastings choirs are collaborating with poets/spoken word artists and composers from across the South East, to create a musical 'tapestry' of new choral commissions responding to the Bayeux Tapestry’s narration of the great Battle of 1066.

This choral extravaganza, with visuals by Radiator Arts and percussion by Liam Genockey and Emmanuel McDonald, is taking place on Saturday 24th September, in and around the atrium of Sussex Coast College, prefaced by choirs’ singing journeys to the atrium by train and from the seafront.

There will be two performances, the first at 4.30PM and later at 7.30PM.

Poets: Jill Fricker, Frances Viner, Antony Mair, Anne Rouse
Composers: Orlando Gough, Karen Wimhurst, Frances M. Lynch, Kenneth Roberts, Juliet Russell, Otti Albietz, Marcio da Silva
Choirs: Harmony 1, Sound Waves, Hastings Philharmonic, Opera South East, Hastings Youth Choir, Hastings Calling, Vocal Explosion
Percussion: Liam Genockey and Emmanuel McDonald.

TICKETS: £7/£5 concessions from http://www.barefootopera.com/tickets/clash-24th-sept
Also available at the Love Cafe in Norman Road, St. Leonards, or Hastings Tourist Information.

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