Laurence Green & Armand Goulipian: Causley in Focus (talk)
Date: Friday 2nd June
Time: 11.00 am (duration approximately 1 hour)
Venue: Cyprus Well, Ridgegrove Hill, Launceston (no. 2 on the Festival venues map ). Please note : there is a small step down at the front door, and wheelchair access is very difficult.
Ticket price: £5.00
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Was one of Charles Causley’s poems inspired by a nineteenth century infanticide? Laurence Green, Charles Causley’s biographer, will talk about one of his lesser-known poems, Infant Song, written fifty years ago. He will reveal Causley’s mischievous sense of humour and his keen observation of the cultural events of the time, as well as matters closer to home. It will be great fun and slightly over the top.
Green’s biography of George Butterworth, outstanding composer and soldier, The War Gave Me Something to Do, will be published by Fighting High in 2018.
Armand Goulipian will look at some aspects of time in poetry, with particular reference to the last two visitors in Causley’s Ten Types of Hospital Visitor. Very little is said about these two visitors, but in fact they stand for two essential landmarks in everyone’s existence: life and death.
Armand is one of Causley’s greatest international fans, and has impressed previous audiences with his insights and recitations.
This event is supported through the kind generosity of the Charles Causley Trust.