‘The city is alive. Wandering the streets, The Child, The Poet and Death trace memories and map dreams onto a landscape shifting under the spell of time.
Lizzie Nunnery, a Liverpool-based singer and award-winning playwright will perform her new collaborative piece Horny Handed Tons of Soil alongside musicians Martin Heslop, Martin Smith and Vidar Norheim on Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th July 2017.
The work was originally commissioned by national poetry organisation Phrased & Confused to create a brand new work inspired by Liverpool, and in particular influential artist and poet Adrian Henri.
Lizzie Nunnery, a Liverpool-based singer and award-winning playwright has been commissioned by national poetry organisation Phrased & Confused to create a brand new work inspired by Liverpool, and in particular influential artist and poet Adrian Henri.
Adrian Henri came to prominence as a writer alongside Roger McGough and Brian Patten in the groundbreaking and irreverently contemporary Penguin anthology The Mersey Sound (1967), one of the best-selling poetry books of all time (over a quarter of a million copies to date). A celebrated performer, he was also a painter, playwright, novelist and librettist.
Musicians: Lizzie Nunnery, Martin Heslop, Vidar Norheim.
In many ways the war in Norway has been pretty much forgotten by many in the U.K. and beyond. The thought these days seems to centre on the fields of France, the systematic destruction of Eastern Europe and the polarised viewpoints of the war in the Far East. Yet Norway and especially for her citizens, the uneasy liaisons that lay between opposing Nazi rule and the fraternisation that reigned in the hearts of her young women starved of male attention and the deaths of so many her young men has somehow been cleansed, sanitised and thrown into the same realms of forgetfulness as those faced by the Channel Islands.
The Everyman & Playhouse’s annual celebration of writing, Everyword, returns this year from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th October at the Everyman, the Playhouse Studio and rambling across the city with a series of new plays, workshops and literary happenings with contributions from some of the city’s brightest talents including Lizzie Nunnery, Jeff Young and Luke Barnes.
Lizzie Nunnery, Leaf, Liverpool. 2014. Photograph by Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
Lizzie Nunnery commands respect. Four simple words that are as exact as day must surely follow night or as life will find a way, for anyone catching Lizzie Nunnery for the first time, the heavens may have aligned just at the right moment for them to see for themselves just exactly why Mellowtone rate her so highly and why Liverpool music goers absolutely insist that the woman breathes guitar chords, she plays with such analytical and pure mind that you cannot but be helped drawn into the notes and words.