Folk & World

What The Trees Know / The Blindfold Session

Part of Africa Utopia

Listen to music without sight as artists and audiences are blindfolded in an improvised performance that combines poetry and music.

If you sliced through your life, like a tree’s trunk, what story would the rings of your life tell? This 30-minute performance explores human vulnerability and the role it plays in our ability to build relationships and grow true community.

Featuring flute and drums, poetry/music duo Gertrude & Jemima’s performance is shaped and informed by the processes, elements and forms of trees.

For this Blind Session of What the Trees Know, the artists and audience are blindfolded in order to facilitate and emphasise connection with the moment.

Gertrude & Jemima are comprised of drummer and poet Remi Graves (UK), and poet and performer, Toni Stuart (South Africa). Their work aims to explore the relationship between words, music and silence, through experimental and improvised sound.

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Royal Festival Hall
St Paul's Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Blue Side


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

This event is suitable for visually-impaired audiences.