Music inspired by
7.30pm on Friday 13th September at Strode Theatre in Street
Join us for an very exciting fundraising event with a local up-and-coming folk singer, whose songs are inspired by the wildlife and wild lands of Somerset.
On the heels of a largely sold out UK tour promoting her debut album Namer of Clouds, local songwriter and guitarist Kitty Macfarlane comes home to Somerset to perform at this very special event hosted by Somerset Wildlife Trust, to raise awareness of the importance of the local wildlife and wild lands that gave her the imagery for her writing.
As well as playing songs from her new album, Kitty will share with the audience the inspiration for her folk music, including the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels and the lowly eel’s epic transatlantic migration. Many sounds used on her album were recorded just down the road from the theatre in secret places on the Trust’s Avalon Marshes reserves.
Kitty was voted Female Artist of the Year 2018 by FATEA, nominated for Album Of The Year in the fRoots Critics Poll and, her debut ‘Namer Of Clouds’ album released last year was included in The Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018.
“Her remarkably accomplished debut album, Namer Of Clouds, beguiles with its poetry and tenderness, and her eye for detail, vivid imagination and bright vocals make it a captivating listen. She is a talent to watch” – The Guardian
Kitty will be signing her albums which will be on sale after the show and, all profits from this fundraising event will go towards the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust, protecting and safeguarding the wildlife and wild places of Somerset for everyone to enjoy.
We are also offering 30 lucky people the special opportunity to meet Kitty at the wooden amphitheatre on our Catcott Lows Nature Reserve in the afternoon (3.45pm) before the show in Street. She will share the inspiration for her songs and play a short acoustic set amongst the landscape that gave her the imagery for her writing. We will also be offering a glass of local cider or apple juice and tour around the reserve afterwards. You will also get your choice of seat(s) in the front 3 rows for the evening performance.
Plan your visit
Date: Friday 13th September 2019
Location: Strode Theatre, Strode College, Church Road, Street BA16 0AB
Time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).
Standard Tickets - £15
Concessionary tickets - £10 (Full concessions apply to people over the age of sixty, children, students in full-time education and people in receipt of state benefits. Please be prepared to provide proof of concession.)
VIP Tickets - £30 (to include the exclusive meet and great with Kitty on Catcott and the show at Strode Theatre)
To book your tickets please phone Strode Theatre directly on 01458 442846 or click the button below.
All profits from this fundraising event will go towards the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust - safeguarding the county’s wildlife and wild places, and encouraging everyone to enjoy and appreciate the natural world around them.