The Waves: 90th Anniversary Performance


Please use the password supplied in your booking confirmation to watch the performance. Available on demand until midnight on Sunday 16 May. 

In celebration of 90 years since the publication of Virginia Woolf’s most poetic work The Waves, join us from St Michael and All Angels Church in Berwick for a specially created performance combining music, words and art.

This special event weaves extracts from The Waves and Virginia Woolf’s letters and diaries together with music by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt which is known to have inspired Woolf’s writing. The performance features acclaimed pianist Joanna MacGregor alongside a string quartet from Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and readings by award-winning actor Harriet Walter and actor-writer Vera Chok.

Berwick Church is best-known for its extensive 20th century paintings by artists Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and her son Quentin Bell. The murals reflect on the grief for the death of Vanessa’s other son, Julian. In dialogue with the intimate space, this moving performance creates a meditation on the power of human connection, the pain of those lost and the transcendent joy and comfort of friendship.

In partnership with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and St Michael and All Angels Church, Berwick


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