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Thur 19 October     7.30pm

The Mackay, Bristol Grammar School, Elton Rd, Bristol, BS8 1SR
£10 / £8

Leasungspell is an epic poem published last year by Smokestack Books. It relates the story of an Anglo Saxon monk in 657AD as he travels from the monastery on the Hartlepool Headland to Whitby, carrying letters from St Hild. On route, he describes the landscape and reasons for travelling, but as with all epics, it is full of digressions and diversions, stories within stories. It is written in a thrilling hybrid of Old English, Modern English and Northern Dialect Forms.

Bob Beagrie with Sara Dennis (folk singer), Peter Lagan (lutenist), Kev Howard (percussion), dordeseal (Celtic horn), Stewart Forth (percussion and sound effects.)