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Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll with Liz Shakespeare | The Postman Poet: The Life and Songs of Edward Capern

  • Langtree Langtree Parish Hall EX38 8RH UK (map)

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A magical new show that weaves music and poems to take you on a journey through the life of one of Devon’s forgotten heroes: Edward Capern.

This collaboration between folk musicians Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and author Liz Shakespeare follows in the steps of Edward Capern, the Victorian “Postman Poet” of Bideford, North Devon. Even though his work was widely published, and he was awarded a civil list pension by Prime Minister Lord Palmerston, he continued his rounds to Appledore and Westleigh until his retirement.

Weaving music and song based on the original poems from Nick & Becki’s latest album with anecdotes of Capern’s life and extracts from Liz’s novel about the poet, the show will captivate, inform and entertain you with tales of North Devon two centuries ago.

Like stepping back in time to another world.
— Audience comment

Age Suitability: 11+ 

Sunday 24 November
Langtree Parish Hall
3pm (doors 2.30pm). Tickets £7.50. £5 under 16s. Ticket includes cream tea/slice of cake. Call 01805 601602 for tickets or book online from this page.