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Beowulf - 2018 Canberra International Music Festival

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Beowulf realised by Benjamin Bagby

Beowulf, the epic poem dating from Anglo Saxon times, may well be one of the most important works in the history of the English language.

This Saturday 5 May, internationally-acclaimed singer and harpist Benjamin Bagby will deliver this thrilling story of dragons, ogres, conquests and extraordinary feats in a heroic solo performance in the cavernous setting of the Fitters' Workshop in Kingston.

This award-winning performance regularly sells out in theatres around the world, from New York to London and everywhere in between.

Come experience this seminal work as it was meant to be heard, with Bagby as bard, accompanying himself on the harp as he sings the first third of the epic up to the celebration after the death of Grendel.

The performance is in the original Anglo-Saxon language, with modern English supertitles.

PROGRAM

Beowulf realised by Benjamin Bagby

ARTIST

Benjamin Bagby, voice and Anglo-Saxon harp


Beowulf takes place this Saturday, 5 May 2018, 11am at Fitters' Workshop, Wentworth Avenue, next to Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adult $69, Conc. $64, U30 $30, U18 $25 and Student Rush $25 and can be purchased online.

For more information on this anticipated live music event in Canberra, please visit www.cimf.org.au


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When: Saturday, May 5 2018, 8pm
Where: Fitters' Workshop - Wentworth Avenue, Next to Canberra Glassworks, Kingston, ACT
Cost: $69, $64 concession, $30 U30, $25 U18 - Tickets can be purchased online
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