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Experience a Unique Night of Spoken Word & Music at Woodend


Musicians ‘Schwa’ are offering a unique night of spoken word and music when they visit Woodend Gallery on May 4th with their show Threshold.

Using music, poetry, live sampling and verbatim testimony Threshold explores the themes of hospitality, welcome and our relationships with strangers. Audiences are invited to listen to the show and then take hospitality with the performers before leaving a message in their travelling guestbook.

Threshold tells stories of home and travel, of how and who we trust and of how we find our place in the world. There is an eclectic mix of musical styles from medieval inspired a-capella singing, via Edwardian Parlour to Contemporary World and Jazz.

Schwa are musicians Richard Ormrod, Peter Spafford and Jacqui Wicks.

Peter Spafford writer, composer
Peter Spafford's work has been performed in theatres, cathedrals, concert halls, hospitals, museums, clubs, and on the streets. He has written scripts for stage, television, BBC Radio 4, opera and musical theatre. His first collection of poetry is due in 2016 from Scarborough’s Valley Press.

Richard Ormrod composer, arranger.
Richard is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer and educator.  He is a Jazz North Ambassador and winner of the Jazz Yorkshire Educator of the Year Award 2012. He is Musical Director of the Dales Jam in Skipton and the Jam Factory in Blackburn, two large-scale long-term community jazz orchestras.

Jacqui Wicks, vocalist and performer
From Glastonbury Festival to The Sage Gateshead, Jacqui has enchanted audiences with her vocal stylings and storytelling through song.  She is thrilled to be returning to Scarborough to perform in Threshold having led a 100 strong Ukulele Busk at the 2015 Seafest event organised by Create Scarborough.

Threshold is an Ossett Observer Presents project funded by Arts Council England. Ossett Observer Presents is an award winning arts organisation who specialise in participatory events and activities. Previous work includes the acclaimed 2015 National Tour ‘The People’s Republic Of Poetry’.

Schwa will perform Threshold at The Gallery at Woodend, Scarborough on Wednesday 4th May. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be booked in advance on 01723 384500

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