Gilad Atzmon and Sarah Gillespie playing at the Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012

April 2nd, 2012 by Sara

The world famous jazz musician and composer Gilad Atzmon and brilliant jazz guitarist and vocalist Sarah Gillespie are to play at Wenlock Poetry Festival as well as running a Composition Workshop.

Gilad Atzmon is filling theatres and festivals all over the world and Sarah Gillespie has two critically acclaimed albums to her name. They are both very much in demand. And they will both be in Much Wenlock over the WPF2012 weekend of 13th-15th April!

Sarah (guitar and vocals) and Gilad (saxophone, clarinet and accordion) will be playing with Enzo Zirilli (Drums) and Ben Bastin (Bass) on Friday April 13th at 9.30 at The Edge Arts Centre. Tickets for this performance are now available.

As a bonus, Gilad and Sarah will also be sharing their love of words with everybody at a composition workshop on Saturday April 14th 11am-1pm, again at The Edge Arts Centre.

The workshop is open to everybody. No experience necessary. If you do play an instrument at any level bring it with you. If you don't play an instrument then bring your voice and your hands to clap. Any percussion is welcome too. But the main requirement is enthusiasm and a love of words.

The workshop is in two halves - the first half deals with improvisation and the second half with song writing. You are likely to work in small groups and perform your latest composition at the end. Sarah arranges her sessions around the 12 Bar Blues tradition but the main focus is on an awareness of lyric writing and the musicality of words.

If you want to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to share the creative experience with two experts in the world of jazz you can buy tickets from: • The Edge Arts Centre Farley Road Much WenlockTF13 6NB Tel: 01952 728911 • The WPF Box Office 23 Barrow St, Much Wenlock, TF13 6EN Tel: 07969 253221 • Online at the WPF website

We look forward to seeing you there! It will be an unforgettable three hours. Prices £20 for adults; £18 under 26; £8 for those in full-time education, aged 12+.

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