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A Wintering Out Celebration with Simon Callow and Charles Owen

‘a bite and a sup,

we hug our little destinies again’

‘For Michael Longley and David Hammond’, Wintering Out, Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is proud to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the publication of Wintering
in the company of renowned actor Simon Callow alongside one of the UK’s
finest pianists, Charles Owen.

Simon Callow is an acclaimed actor, director and writer. He
has appeared in many films, including A
Room With A View and Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books
include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, and Love Is Where It Falls, an account of his friendship with Peggy Ramsay the great
playwright agent. He is celebrated for his theatre work and for a series of
one-man shows, including The Importance
of Being Oscar
, The Mystery of
Charles Dickens
by Peter Ackroyd, and There
Reigns Love
, a performance of Shakespeare’s sonnets. He received a CBE (for
services to acting) in 1999.

Charles Owen enjoys an extensive international career
performing a wide-ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. He
appears at many major UK venues such as Wigmore Hall and Kings Place and,
internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in
New York, the Paris Musée d’Orsay and the Moscow Conservatoire. He has enjoyed
collaborations with many leading conductors including Sir Mark Elder and Martyn
Brabbins and his solo recordings comprise discs of piano music by JS Bach,
Janácek, Poulenc and Fauré. Charles is a Professor of Piano at the
Guildhall School, Guest Professor at RWCMD and was appointed Steinway &
Sons UK Ambassador in 2016.

Join Simon and Charles for a magical evening featuring
readings of a selection of poems from Wintering
interspersed with winter-themed solo piano music.

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