NICK Harper, dubbed the Bard of Wiltshire by Mojo magazine and “Betjeman with a guitar” by Guitarist magazine, brings his epic poem with music, A Wiltshire Tale, to the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse centre for the arts on Thursday 11th October.
Written and performed by Nick Harper, A Wiltshire Tale is a journey through Wiltshire’s history, landscape and wildlife. Depicted through the voices of three archetypal characters, this one-man show bears witness to this most magical of counties in spoken word, poetry and live music.
If Wiltshire merely means Stonehenge and traffic jams on the A303 to you, make a date with Nick and discover so much more about this strange and mysterious place, where Neolithic remains are just miles from state of the art industries.
It is a county that is wrapped in the past, with stories from the imagined lives of Iron Age people to dark tales of highwaymen on Salisbury Plain, the machine breakers of the dying wool trade and the long line of churchmen who have preached in its abbeys, great churches and the greatest cathedral of them all.
Nick Harper, a hugely gifted guitarist, song-writer and poet, enfolds his audience in this strange world of mayhem and mystery in an epic poem for a new age.
The tour of A Wiltshire Tale continues with Wiltshire dates at Gastard village hall on Friday 26th October, and Alton Arts in the Coronation Hall at Alton Barnes, on Saturday 27th.