Sunday 6th December 2015 | 2 – 3pm | Book & CD Launch
Please find below a few words from Gareth about the Doin’ Different project and launch event.
Doin’ Different is a combined creative arts and heritage project, which commenced in 2011 when I was asked by folk musician Adrian Tebbutt to write a ballad lyric about a Norfolk legend. Once we’d composed the song, I suggested we perform it as a spoken word and folk song.
Years of combined arts projects, musical plays, happenings and collaborations with actors, musicians, artists and historians later, the initial ballad has grown into a 39 ballad history of Norfolk (and other bits of East Anglia) called ‘Doin’ Different’ and published for Christmas 2015 by Poppyland Publishing. There is also Boudicca’s Country, an album of Calway-Morrissey songs selecting twelve lyrics from the book.
The double launch is in the Gallery of Hanse House on Dec 6th and features a 50 minute showcase by Gaz and Morra of their combined entertainments for your enjoyment and edification. The showcase will end with a carol inspired by Margery Kempe, the visionary of Lynn. I have ordered a cassock for the occasion. Morra will model a seasonal range of bowler hats.
Tickets are £5. A glass of wine is included and there is a bar downstairs afterwards. Books and CDs will be on sale. I will sign the book and Morra will do whatever you do with CDs.
Please call 01485 571828 for further info.