On Common Ground: the life & times of John Clare

Hugh Lupton
20 September 2020, 5pm

‘The landscape holds the memory of everyone who has ever trodden it… all we have to do is listen.’ John Clare

Master wordsmith Hugh Lupton puts his ear to the ground to tell the story of nature poet John Clare – tormented by romance laid barren by class, and the loss of freedom to walk ancient pathways as, with the enclosure acts of the 1800s, land was seized, divided and fenced.

Poetic, political and seditious, this performance explores the porous boundaries between language and place, love and lunacy, home and exile.

‘Sheer wizardry in the guise of utter simplicity… wonderfully evocative.’ Eastern Daily Press 

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Kings Place, London
Hall 2, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG


20 September 2020, 5pm

ticket information

At Kings Place (Hall 2) £14.50 plus £3 booking fee
Online streaming £9.50

Box Office 020 7520 1490