Sylvia Plath’s poems - and music inspired by her works

The Leisure Society - playing at the Sylvia Plath poerty evening at The Book Case, Hebden Bridge

The Leisure Society - playing at the Sylvia Plath poerty evening at The Book Case, Hebden Bridge

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Double Ivor Novello award nominees The Leisure Society will perform an acoustic set of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath’s writing in Hebden Bridge tomorrow (Friday_) at 3pm.

The songs are taken from their new album Alone Aboard the Ark, released earlier this month after being recorded at Konk Studios, owned by Ray Davies, former frontman of The Kinks.

The event at The Book Case, Market Street, will also feature the poems of Sylvia Plath read by Sarah Corbett, a T S Eliot and Forward Prize shortlisted poet who lives in Hebden Bridge. Sarah is currently researching the influence of Sylvia Plath on contemporary poetry.

In the evening there will be poetry reading and discussion featuring by Sarah, Deryn Rees-Jones - an acclaimed poet named as one of Myslexia’s top ten women poets of the decade - and rising star Sandeep Parmar. They will read their latest work and talk about their personal relationship with Plath’s poetry (from 7pm).

Tickets for the evening event are £5, available from The Book Case (tel 01422 845353).

The event, marking the 50th anniversary of Plath’s death, is the first at The Book Case following its refurbishment after last summer’s floods.