David Constantine has published several volumes of poetry, most recently, Nine Fathom Deep (2009). He is a translator of Hölderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux and Jaccottet. In 2003 his translation of Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s Lighter than Air won the Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation. His translation of Goethe’s Faust, Part I was published by Penguin in 2005; Part II in April 2009.
David’s short story ‘In Another Country’ was been adapted into ’45 Years’ – a major film, directed by Andrew Haigh and starring Tom Courtenay & Charlotte Rampling. The film won two silver bear awards at the Berlin Film Festival, the Michael Powell Best British Film at Edinburgh, and the WFTV award for Best Performance (for Rampling). Charlotte Rampling was nominated for an Oscar for the film in March 2016. ’45 Years’ will be screened as a collaboration with FLIC on Friday 3 June. David will read ‘In Another Country’ at this lunchtime event.
Neil Davey and Jen Dyer are two of the leading proponents of Cornish traditional Celtic music. They are members of internationally acclaimed Cornish band Dalla. Between them they have toured everywhere from Sydney to New York, Tokyo to Vancouver, taking in many prestigious festivals and venues across Europe, including The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury, and Celtic Connections amongst UK performances.
They also love to bring it all back home ‘where it do belong to be’ in their native Cornwall, and their performances here have taken in all the main Cornish arts festivals, and prestigious venues such as The Minack Theatre, Eden Project, The Hall for Cornwall as well as countless small Village Halls, Pubs and Harbour Days They play bouzouki, fiddle and viola, and their repertoire of Cornish Celtic music, both new and old, ranges from stonking Celtic jigs and polkas, to the exotic almost Balkan sound of some of the Cornish five-steps, as well as some hauntingly beautiful and hypnotic slower pieces.