Roger Caldwell is intrigued – but sometimes perplexed – by the work of three Finnish poets writing in English
Under Stewart Laing’s inspired direction, four permanently-glowing screens help to convey the bigoted characters of a charmless northern French village, where violence, shame, pride, racism and homophobia form the fabric of society.
In our blasé age, we may take for granted that a remote Yorkshire parsonage managed to produce three sisters who defied rigid Victorian convention to give voice to raw passions and sexual frustration no respectable woman was meant to feel.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: * Joan Michelson *Joe Balaz *Fiona Sinclair*Arlene Antoinette *Janet Hatherley *Valentina Colonna * Milton P Ehrlich *Pamela Job *Emma Lee *David Lockyer * Brian Docherty *Mark Young * Chris Palmer *Bruce Christianson * Marilyn Ricci * Nicholas McGaughey * R G Jodah *Myra Schneider * […]
A show that leaves the line “Are you fucking kidding me?” ringing in your ears and delivers a series of morals that include “don’t pressure other people into sex because it doesn’t work” and “don’t judge people by appearances, unless they’re really hot” could cause offence.
The evening opened with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major K622. This is Mozart’s last finished orchestral work. Composed in 1789, it is one of the most exquisite of Mozart’s creations. Annelien Van Wauwe’s interpretation was curiously intimate and delicate.