Hot Off The (Henningham Family) Press!

Posted 3rd Mar 09 by in News



Anyone speedy enough to have picked up a copy of this week’s Time Out will already have seen the wonderful feature on the live folk ballad printing experiment we’re conducting at Stoke Newington International Airport this Saturday.

Kicking off the 2009 festival is the self dubbed ‘micro-brewery of books’ the Henningham Family Press. With Jon Bilbrough performing a ballad commissioned especially for the occasion, the HFP will get busy printing the notation as he performs it, before running the pages past him on a washing line (that’s right!). And those attending will have the chance to take these one-off, Word Festival commissioned pieces home with them. 

And as if that’s not enough reason to be there, Mary Hampton and Caroline Weeks have also been busy arranging the poetry of Yeats, Browning and Emily Dickson for performance to music. As well as material from their respective albums My Mother’s Children and Songs for Edna (released March 17), they will also be performing new material together crafted especially for the evening.


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Wow that sounds a lot of fun!

Comment by KatieKate — March 3, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

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