Richard Durrant

Join us on Sunday 30 May for an evening of music, poetry and discussions celebrating both Eastern and Western culture, in support of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM) in Palestine.

British composer, concert guitarist and ukulele virtuoso, Richard Durrant is looking forward to being involved in this special Converging Cultures event next Sunday. 

After a year of being locked away it’ll be refreshing to take part in an event designed to highlight a wider perspective.  There is beauty and there are harsh realities out there stretching way beyond Covid and sometimes only the arts will make us stop and think.

With this in mind the Converging Cultures – PalMusic UK Virtual Concert Series has been organised. I’m so pleased to be part of this evening of music, poetry and discussion celebrating both Eastern and Western culture, in support of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music.

Says Richard

Richard will be joined by performance poet and human rights activist Rafeef Ziadah. Rafeef has appeared in major venues across several countries, with powerful readings on war, exile, gender and racism. She has also released three albums, with her performance of poems such as ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ’Shades of Anger’ going viral within days of their release.

This concert is produced by PalMusic UK,committed to improving the lives of young Palestinians through music.

PalMusic UK nurtures links between Palestinian and British musicians, building bridges, enriching lives and creating life-changing opportunities.

Converging Cultures: Richard Durrant & Rafeef Ziadah
 30 May 2021 : 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: £10 plus £1 fee

Buy a ticket online at eventbrite

Richard Durrant

Join us on Saturday 8 May for a beautiful collection of guitar music, tales of land and sea and more besides – live streamed from Richard’s studio…

This solo concert will include typically Richard Durrant versions of Sumer is Icumen In and Elgar’s Chanson de Matin.

This is also the first of Richard’s co-hosted livestreams which will bring together Ropetackle Arts Centre (Shoreham by Sea), Scopwick Village Hall (Lincolnshire), and Swindon Festival of Literature.

‘A gig like this would not have happened but for the pandemic. The venues in Lincolnshire, Wiltshire and Sussex have all filmed contributions so we’ll get to meet them and hear their take on the collaboration. It’s an unusual and fascinating set up that brings together different groups of people from these lovely places that I know so well from so many concerts in the past.’

Says Richard

You can watch this concert LIVE at 7pm on Saturday 8 May direct from Richard’s studio on YouTube and Facebooksee diary for details.

Voluntary ‘virtual’ tickets are available – but It’s not behind a paywall so that it can be accessed free by anybody who has had a tough time during the pandemic. 

You can also watch the event online for up to a month afterwardswith a voluntary donation. 

Members of the Richard Durrant Academy can join Richard, backstage straight after the concert for a Zoom chat and a beer.

To sign up visit the Richard Durrant Academy – just £19.99 per month starting with a free, seven day trial.

Presented in association with:

  • Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by Sea Sussex
  • Swindon Festival of Literature
  • Scopwick Village Lincolnshire