Virginia Astley has chosen the River Thames for her latest collection of poetry. A much admired songwriter and musician since the 1980s, Virginia is known for her engaging lyrics as well as for her melodious style. Now her other two passions take centre stage in this book: poetry and the River Thames. She grew up by the river’s upper reaches and in recent years has returned to the Thames, working for a summer as an assistant lock-keeper, and walking its length to record and respond to its landscapes, river life and river folk as a poet and photographer.
She will be reading from this collection with harp accompaniment.
This meeting will take the form of a ‘sit-down’ meal; the poetry and music intertwined between the courses. Booking will be required as we are limited in numbers and the cost is expected to be £15-00 a head. Details of the menu and how to book will be given in the next Newsletter or email via this website contact page.