In 2013 Durham Book Festival commissioned acclaimed musician Kathryn Williams to write a sequence of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar to mark its 50th anniversary. Over the next two years, this commission grew into an album, Hypoxia, produced by Ed Harcourt.
The album received rave reviews and was described by the Scottish Herald as ‘a collection of rare eloquence and spectacular beauty by which few listeners will remain unmoved’. Kathryn returns to Durham to perform the entire album, accompanied by band members Michele Stodart, Jon Thorn and Andy Bruce. Please join us for what will be a truly memorable evening.
Introduced by Andy Miller
As part of BBC Radio 4’s My Muse programme, Kathryn discussed Sylvia Plath, which you can listen to on BBC iPlayer.
Saturday 8 October,
Durham Town Hall
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