WORDS AND WOMEN STAGE FIRST CHELSEA FRINGE FESTIVAL EVENT IN NORFOLK WITH ART, GARDENS AND WORDS.
Words and Women’s garden festival, Art, Gardens and Words is the first Chelsea Fringe Festival event in the county. An extravagant mix of dramatic-site specific art, literary readings, music and comedy stand-up in the beautifully preserved Victorian Plantation Gardens on Earlham Road.
Lyrical landscape poet, Esther Morgan will join Kate Swindlehurst, Writer-in-Residence at Cambridge’s Botanical Gardens, in a literary programme which includes some of the winning writers from Words and Women’s inaugural anthology published this year.
Music from local singer songwriters Kimberley Moore, Phoebe Robinson, Anna Mudeka and Paula Wolfe with Cath Evans will fill the flowerbeds. Louisa Theobald brings a wit to wilt the most ferocious Japanese Knotweed while artist, Clare Jarrett will transform the gardens with a dramatic, site-specific work, Katy Armes will create interventions during the day from whatever materials are at hand. There will be plenty of tea and cake and the gardens are unparalleled.
Katy Armes – our garden festival artist
The festival takes place on Saturday, May 24th 2014 between 11 and 5 pm. Entrance fee is £4.00 – £2.00 to Plantation Garden members and Words & Women members.
Words and Women supports and celebrates women writers in the East of England. This year saw the launch of its inaugural anthology of regional women writers, published by Unthank Books, Words and Women: One
See more at www.wordsandwomennorwich.blogspot.co.uk
The Chelsea Fringe is fringe to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show — but it’s different because it spreads far and wide, covering everything that could be conceivably linked with gardens, plants, landscape and environment. The three weeks of the 2013 Fringe covered more than 250 events and attracted more than 162, 000 visitors, and included a range of installations at iconic Battersea Power Station, a remarkable garden made out of a disused gents toilet in Peckham and a BBC Gardener’s Question Time Fringe special from Hoxton Hall.