Originally from Kent, poet and storyteller Amanda trained at RADA and worked as an actor, appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing leading roles in regional theatres and London fringe shows. After moving to Wales to bring up her family, she returned to study at Cardiff University, gaining an MA in Cultural Politics. She now spends her time as a creative writing tutor and writing and performing her own poetry and short stories, along with performances as a storyteller.
Anna Eriksson & Andreas Noren
Singer / guitarist Anna and keyboardist Andreas are a songwriting duo based in Stockholm, Sweden. They have been collaborating for more than 10 years and will be playing The Walcot Chapel during their UK tour in July. Anna and Andreas will bring to the Chapel their own original music, mixing Swedish Folk, Jazz and Latin to provide listeners with a sense of beautiful melancholy and solitude, emphasising longing but always with a strong hope and evoking the atmosphere of the chapel and its history.
Born and based in Leeds, Phillip has been writing poetry since 1998. After a series of privately published collections, Phillip released his first fully realised collection of poetry, ‘Still Growing’ in 2007. He has since released three more collections and been published widely through fanzines and regional press. Phillip develops his work with a number of visual artists, harking back to earlier traditions of illustrated literature, including a highly successful collaborative exhibition with Kara Seaman in 2011. He has performed his poetry in many and varied venues, including the influential Framework Collective.