Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Venue: The Slade Rooms
Show Start time: 5.30pm (60mins) Doors 30mins earlier
Tickets: £2.50 available from Wolvehampton Art Gallery, or online
Join poet Bob Beagrie and musicians Peter Lagan, Sara Dennis, Kev Howard and SJ Forth as they conjure up the world of the Middle Ages in a live performance of spoken word and sound.
Leásungspell brings to life the mind-set and vision of a world filled with animism, rapture and omens. It is a tale of twisting digressions, dreamscapes and stories folded within stories and of language itself. It is also an anti-epic, a fool’s yarn, a small tale of a nobody wandering alone.
It’s AD 657, and Northumbria is one of the seven warring Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, a place where the traditions of Celtic Christianity, Roman Christianity, pagan beliefs and magic clash – where blood feuds and brutality rage, and political intrigue festers. A monk named Oswin treads a path across the volatile landscape as he journeys towards Streonshalh bearing secret letters from the Abbess Hild.