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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

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Strange Concords: Words & Music Time Machine Events

Campo Santo by W G Sebald, read by Toby Jones and selected Cello Suites by J S Bach, performed by Natalie Clein.

Toby Jones first starring role was playing Truman Capote in Infamous (2005). Other films include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Secret Agent, Dad’s Army, Finding Neverland, Captain America: the First Avenger and as Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games. He co-starred with Mackenzie Crook in the BBC television series The Detectorists.

At the age of 16, Natalie Clein sprung to fame winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians in Warsaw. She has since performed with many of the world's great orchestras and musicians including Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Natalie plays a 1777 Simpson Guadagnini cello.

This event takes place at St Dunstan Church, Snargate, Romney Marsh, TN29 0EW

This ticket includes entry to an Insight: Discussion on Sebald and Bach, with Ben Hutchinson, Hannah French and Franca Simpson at 12.15pm at St Thomas à Beckett Church, Fairfield, Romney Marsh, TN29 9RY.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking at the churches. Ticket includes a return coach from Dymchurch Central Car Park at 10am for 10.30am performance and then to St Thomas à Beckett Church, Fairfield, Romney Marsh. (Meeting point was previously Dymchurch Beach Car Park).

Principal Partner

Insight: Discussion on Sebald and Bach

Ben Hutchinson has been Professor of European Literature at the University of Kent since 2012. His research ranges widely across European - and especially, German - literature.He is currently writing a book about literature and middle age, provisionally entitled The Midlife Mind.

Hannah French is a musicologist, broadcaster, and baroque flautist. She broadcasts regularly on Radio 3, presenting The Early Music Show, Early Music Late, the Lunchtime Concert, and featuring on Record Review. Hannah has been associated with the TV coverage of the BBC Proms since 2010, and first appeared as a presenter for BBC4 in 2016. She featured on the BBC2 documentary The Choir: Military Wives with Gareth Malone as music historian and pianist in preparation for the BBC War Horse Prom, and prior to that appeared in the BBC4 documentary How to be a Composer as teacher to arts commentator, Paul Morley.

Franca Simpson is Italian by birth and British by choice. In 2012, following a long held dream of working with books, she went back to university to study for an MA in Professional Writing at London Metropolitan University, and this eventually led in 2015 to her launching Calisi Press, a small independent publishing company focusing on Italian women writers in English translation. Although not a commercial success, Calisi Press was a true labour of love, and remains one of her most cherished achievements.


St Dunstan Church, Romney Marsh
St Dunstan Church, Romney Marsh,
Romney Marsh,
TN29 0EW

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