The event begins with a discussion between Macfarlane and Morris of the Lost Words project. The discussion is led by Jo Frost, editor of Songlines, one of the most widely read and respected publications on music from around the world. Morris’ artwork accompanies the musicians on stage, as she paints live during the spellbinding show.
The Lost Words was created by author Macfarlane and artist Morris in response to the removal of everyday nature words from a children’s dictionary, but grew to become a broader protest at the loss of the natural world around us, and a celebration of its wonders.
This is an evening of ‘spells of many kinds that might just, by the old strong magic of being spoken aloud, unfold dreams and songs, and summon lost words back into the mouth and the mind’s eye.’
For ages 12+.