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Wick-Flix – Painswick’s New Community Cinema
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
His wonderful Tower of Songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual
Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.
The chilling announcement of Leonard’s passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.
A fun family Christmas Fair in aid of local charity Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters’ Network. There will be a variety of stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy. Crafts, gifts, books, clothes; the Creation Station will be there with children’s crafts; Alice in Wonderland will be visiting, with face painting, glitter tattoos and a lucky dip; and Moments by Katie Mitchell will be doing mini photo shoots. There will also be plenty of refreshments to keep you going. Free entry for everyone but donations welcome.