Night of Grief & Mystery
Thursday 10th August 2023
£15 Early Bird, £20 standard, £23 Door
An improbable, ceremonial night of words, wonder and spirit work. Stories and observations by author/culture activist Stephen Jenkinson, drawn from his decades of work in palliative care, are woven with original songs/sonics by recording artist Gregory Hoskins.
These two Canadian artists have been exploring the intersection of their work for eight years, across three continents, in 3 recordings and two short films.
They are on the road again, as they did in the beginning: a singer and a storyteller out into the mystery days to Israel, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia, the USA and Canada.
Concerts for Turbulent Times they surely are. Not poets, maybe, but the evenings are poetic. The Nights are musical, grave, raucous, and stilling, which probably means they are theatrical. They have the mark of our time upon them, timely, urgent, alert, and steeped in mortal mystery. Love letters to life are written and read aloud. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. What would you call such a thing? They called it Nights of Grief & Mystery.