“The most brilliant music and poetry band in the world”
Carol Ann Duffy
“Little Machine’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old favourites and new ones all over again. They sing, strum, beat, get you tapping your feet, make you laugh and break your heart, every word sung clear as a bell. I swear the Bard himself has joined this band.”
Thursday March 31 – West Bridgford Library, Nottingham
Friday April 29 – Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival
Thursday June 2 & Friday June 3 – Hay Festival
Tuesday June 7 – Rhyme and Reason Festival
Friday June 24 – Enfield
Saturday July 2 – Ashbourne Festival
Saturday July 9 – Ledbury Poetry Festival
Wednesday October 12 – Thame Arts & Lit Festival
Saturday October 15 – Southport
Sunday October 23 – Dorchester Literary Festival
Wednesday October 26 Canterbury Festival
We’re at West Bridgford Library on Thursday March 31st.
Bridgford Rd, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AT.
For tickets call 0115 981 6506 or email email@example.com. For more information please visit Notts County Council’s website.
Friday April 29th we’re playing the Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival,
Stratford Arts House, Bear Pit Theatre; 11 Rother St CV37 6LU
Details to follow, check the festival site for details.
The last-minute scramble for Christmas gifts is upon us. Sure, you thought you’d have it all planned out – but somehow it never quite works out that way, does it? But never fear: I’m happy to offer a little help with a couple of stocking-size treats that are bound to please… well, almost anyone you know. Of that I am sure. Read more.
Review of our ‘Dark Rose for Christmas’ show at Manchester Metropolitan University in the online student magazine Humanity Hallows.
By Freddie Bruhin-Price
This week, at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, a sell-out crowd gathered for the final event of this year’s ‘Carol Ann Duffy and Friends’ series. This special Christmas evening included jazz, poetry and a performance from a group of musicians called LiTTLe MACHiNe. Read the full review here
Dark Rose for Christmas reviewed by Write Out Loud
Could poetry provide a Christmas hit this year? The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has teamed up with Little Machine, a trio of musicians that sets famous and contemporary poems to music, to create Dark Rose for Christmas – 10 album tracks of Christmas poems with musical settings. Little Machine have already added music to a number of the poet laureate’s poems – she has in turn dubbed them “the most brilliant music and poetry band in the world”. Read the full review.
Of course the same old Christmas songs will be blasting this year. John and Yoko, Wizard, and Slade will be grating on us before Crimbo is even over. Carol Ann Duffy and Little Machine have provided something for when this happens, something different and festively twisted…Read the full review of Dark Rose for Christmas in OXHC magazine