Fireside Festival

Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre

(Old Town Hall)

Baldock, Herts

SG7 6AR

Hugh Lupton - On Common Ground

Wednesday 28th June - 7:00pm

£8 (£9 on-the-door)

(Performance Storytelling - 60 mins)

The landscape holds the memory of everyone who has ever trodden it... all we have to do is listen.

Master wordsmith Hugh Lupton puts his ear to the ground to tell the story of mad poet John Clare - tormented by the loss of freedom to walk ancient pathways as, with the enclosure acts of the 1800s, land was seized and divided.

Hugh Lupton is widely acclaimed as the master of poetic storytelling, his distinctive style focuses on richly crafted use of the English language. An award winning 

performer and writer, he has collaborated widely with singers and musicians and other performers. His first novel, based on the life of poet John Clare, was published in 2010 and his song One in a Million (co-written with Chris Wood) won the BBC2 folk awards for Original Song of the Year 

2005. www.hughlupton.com

"Welcome nourishment for those who think for themselves"

Verity Sharpe, Late Junction

"Master Storyteller"

The Guardian