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F r a g m e n t s – Five Celebrations of Events for T S Eliot
April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us at f r a g m e n t s , a unique and uplifting six-day multi-arts festival that celebrates the 100th anniversary of T S Eliot’s The Waste Land from 7-12 April.
Walk where Eliot walked as we venture through 22 churches in the City of London in tribute to the highly regarded poem and experience a combination of performance, music and poetry, with Indian Raga to American Ragtime, the Syrian Qunan to Kaustinen folk, Sufi mystical music to negro spirituals, Arabic Hip-Hop to classical opera, fado to flamenco, alongside choral and baroque music, contemporary minimalism and film.
Just some of the artists featured in the festival include performer Maya Youssef and composer Gavin Bryars, T S Eliot 2022 prize winner Joelle Taylor as well as guest readings from renowned actors Tamsin Grieg, Toby Jones and Imogen Stubbs.
7-12 April 2022
Jeanette Winterson @ Southwark Cathedral
Liam O’Maonlai @ St Mary Woolnoth
Tamsin Greig @ St Olave’s Church
Erland Cooper & Shards Choir @ St Magnus the Martyr
Sam Lee @ St James Garlickhythe
Gavin Bryars Jesus’ Blood @ St Katharine Cree
Flamenco @ St Margaret Pattens
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring @ St Vedest alias Foster
KOYAANISQATSI (Reggio/Glass) @ St. Michael Cornhill
Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice @ St Stephen Walbrook
Saturday Morning Raga @ St Mary Aldermary
The Secret Ensemble (Sufi Music) @ St. Mgt Lothbury
The Waste Land is a film @ All Hallows Crypt starring Harriet Walter, Jade Anouka, Rory Kinnear, Imogen Stubbs, Colin Salmon
Fiona Shaw @ St. Botolph’s Without Aldersgate
Incognito Gospel Choir
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
Stars of Britain’s Got Talent, the eight singers and pianist of the Incognito Gospel Choir will perform much-loved gospel standards including Amazing Grace, O Happy Day, Jerusalem and Total Praise. St Mary Woolnoth church is known as the Amazing Grace church as John Newton, who composed the song, was rector there for 28 years.
Friday 8 April – 8:00pm – 8:15pm
Friday 8 April – 8:30pm – 8:45pm
Friday 8 April – 9:00pm – 9:15pm