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Dear Nature

World premiere of a Brighton Festival and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft co-commission.

Fri 8 May 2020
8:30 pm
- 10:00 pm



In this thought-provoking performance, composer Sally Beamish has linked a selection of John Newling’s letters to nature using a series of pieces for solo cello, the increasing length and complexity of which reflect the growth and flourishing of a seed. The letters will be read by representatives from the local community—schoolchildren, a woodsman, a climate activist, a carpenter—as an appeal for a new state of mind for the future, rooted in hope, balance and respect.


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