Charleston

The Waves Anniversary Performance

Join us from St Michael and All Angels Church in Berwick for a specially created performance combining music, words and art.

A digital performance in partnership with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and St Michael and All Angels Church, Berwick.

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, Bach and Schubert 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.