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When Stars Fill Darkened Skies

The first performance of a chamber oratorio written by Andy Croft and Tim Harrison. Drawing on the fourteenth-century Coventry Carol, When Stars Fill Darkened Skies is a retelling of the story of the Massacre of the Innocents by soldiers and grieving parents in the wars of the twenty-first century – Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and Palestine.
7.30pm, The Leper Chapel, Magdalen’s Road, £10

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Welcome to the Sixth Ripon Poetry Festival!

The Ripon Poetry Festival is back with another weekend of poetry readings, performances, workshops and book launches for poetry-lovers of all ages.Six years after helping to kick-start the first Ripon Poetry Festival, Michael Rosen makes a very welcome return to the festival line-up, which also includes readings and performances by Adisa the Verbaliser, Hadley-James Hoyles, Alison Carr, Robert Powell and Sarah Wimbush, poetry-workshops for children and grown-ups, an open mic night, the launch of this year’s festival anthologies, the world premiere of a chamber oratorio by Tim Harrison and Andy Croft, and an evening with theatre legend Barrie Rutter.

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