Marcus O’Dair – Writer In Residence Performance
‘This commission – a chance to combine a range of contemporary Kent voices with related literature and a bespoke soundscape – is so exciting.’ Marcus O’Dair, Writer in Residence
In July 2018, musician, broadcaster and lecturer Marcus O’Dair took up a unique residence in the Kent Downs AONB. The residence formed part of a year of heritage focused events, activities and celebrations ‘Head for the Hills’ marking 50 years since the designation of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the 40th anniversary of the opening of the North Downs Way National Trail. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The aim of the project was to capture, through spoken word and music, Marcus’s own reflections on the landscape when he walked the Kent portion of the North Downs Way, and those of local people, spending time in many pubs across the Kent Downs AONB including two days in two host pubs.
Marcus will be sharing and performing the show he has created “With all this happiness we mingled” on Sunday 2nd December at 4pm at The Plough, Stalisfield.
The performances are free and open to everyone, with no booking necessary.