SONGS FOR THE OPEN ROAD: SHREWSBURY CHOIR TO PERFORM AT WENLOCK POETRY FESTIVAL

At this year's Wenlock Poetry Festival (22-24 April), choir leader Roxane Smith will be blending poems and harmonies with the singing group ‘Camerada’. Singing a poem can deepen our relationship with the words of the poem and the rhythm of the lyric. The craft of the song writer is to set the poem/lyric to the melody and harmony in such a way as to allow the words to shine.  Song writers include: Helen Chadwick, Ysaye Barnwell and Ali Burns. The choir is made up of local singers from Shrewsbury.

Wenlock Poetry Festival (22-24) brings the best of contemporary poetry to rural Shropshire. This year's dazzling line-up includes Lemn Sissay, Daljit Nagra, Hollie McNish, Don Paterson, Gillian Clarke and Andrew McMillan. As well as top poets, the festival hosts an array of local talent. You'll also find workshops, a free children's marquee, art, music, publishers in residence, the poetry marketplace, a poetry café and a prosecco bar.

Find out more and book tickets at www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org, or follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook @WenlockPoetry. To find out more about Roxane Smith's choirs, visit www.harmonyjunky.co.uk

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