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

  • South Molton South Molton Library EX36 3BU 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 6 October
South Molton Library
6pm (doors 5.30pm). Tickets £6. Call 01769 572128 for tickets or book online from this page. Refreshments available.