WHEN the ‘Beast from the East’ brought heavy snowfall to large parts of the country back in the spring, Artsreach audiences sadly had to forego the opportunity to see an exhilarating new show featuring live music and storytelling, as the performers were left stranded in rural Wales.
Given that both venues were set to be sell-outs, Artsreach is delighted to announce that ‘Dreaming the Night Field’ returns to Dorset to fulfil the performances this November.
English and Welsh are artfully woven together to bring ancient voices and living landscapes to life in an exhilarating performance that features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music.
Following a sell out tour with ‘Fire in the North Sky’, and after a much-anticipated visit in the spring was postponed, Adverse Camber finally return to Dorset for two performances with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
‘Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales’ transports audiences to the living landscapes of North Wales and the shining night sky, to discover a world bristling to life, filled with animals, constellations and people caught between making and undoing.
Based on ‘The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion’, one of Wales’ ancient, treasured legends, this performance includes traditional and new music of song, harp, accordion and drums, and is quirky, arresting and surprisingly poignant, filled with parallels to our own time.
Powerful and poetic, the story – the inspiration behind Alan Garner’s classic novel ‘The Owl Service’ – is brought vividly to life by one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers, Michael Harvey, and through exquisitely haunting music from singer Lynne Denman and composer/musician Stacey Blythe.
Artsreach Co-Director Kerry Bartlett said: “Both our volunteer promoters and their audiences had been hugely looking forward to seeing this show earlier in the year, with both venues sold out around a week ahead. There’s a buzz around these events now that they are finally happening and the atmosphere will be electric I’m sure!”
‘Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales’ is the latest show from Adverse Camber, one of the UK’s most celebrated storytelling companies. See it in Wootton Fitzpaine, near Charmouth, on Friday, November 9.
For further information and tickets, call 01297 560948 or visit www.artsreach.co.uk