LYR (Simon Armitage’s Band)
Sunday 15th May
7pm - 10pm
Metronome - Marco Island, Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 1AP
Joining us for this year’s Nottingham Poetry Festival are Simon Armitage (UK Poet Laureate), Patrick James Pearson and Richard Walters as LYR.
LYR is Land Yacht Regatta.
Their debut album Call In The Crash Team is the culmination of a triangular collaboration that took shape against a backbeat of social alienation, a backcloth of austerity politics, a search for beautiful noises and the uncontainable urge to fuse language and music. An album that gives poetic voice to acts of resistance and surrender, Call in the Crash Team is a sonogram of small personal victories, an audio X-ray of momentary emotional capitulations, and a twenty-first century soundscape that echoes the exquisite ache of day-to-day life, all the lovely heartbreaks and the painful joys. lyrband.com
Your host for the evening will be Carol Leeming, acclaimed world class musician & award winning poet, a storyteller who weaves music, theatre, dance, poetry, digital images still or moving, to creates a liminal space, for interesting things to happen. Carol write plays, and both short and long form poetry. Her choreopoems are short stories in non-rhyming verse. She performs regularly in Leicester & across the East Midlands. daretodiva.org
Also featuring one of Nottingham’s finest songwriters, Daudi Matsiko.