Friday, 31 January 2014

Peter Riley at Free Range

Last night Peter Riley gave a very fine reading in Caterbury in the Free Range series at the Veg Box. This venue's funds are shrinking and one can only hope that it finds ways to stay open. It's a tight space but the acoustics are good, resident pianist Sam Bailey is always inventive, selflessly leading in to the advertised performers, and the audiences are as receptive as any I've seen. The mix of style and approach works in this place for all of these reasons and Riley's poems were heard loud and clear.

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