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Last Updated January 2021 Also see the calendar below.
LIVE CONCERT FROM THE LIBRARY
Broadcast Live on Facebook:
Arctic Goddess – haunting stories and songs
with Jenny Bliss and Sarah Mooney
Concert Broadcast Live from Britains’ oldest public access esoteric library on this “Wolf” full moon in Leo on 28th January at 8.30 pm
Step into the deep white, myth winter with haunting stories and songs.
WITH the phenomenal musicians and storytellers of QUEEN SPACE BAROQUE in their debut event:
JENNY BLISS BENNETT experimental multi-instrumentalist, ‘ethereal’ vocals and virtuosic baroque violinist ( BBC Radio 3 – ‘fantastic’, Nigel Kennedy ‘imaginative’)
OLLIE PARFITT one of the finest moog players in this part of the cosmos and a member of bands The Herbaliser, Circulus, and Heliocentrics
SARAH MOONEY award-winning storyteller
WILLIAM KRAEMER psychedelic guitars, synthesizers, drones and ambiances
Programme to include ….
WILLIAM BLAKE’s the mad song
3 RAVENS- English folk ballad
Settings of text by John o Donohue ( ‘ I bless this night’ ) and Rumi ( ‘I am a slave to the moon’)
ARCTIC GODDESS- a song by Glastonbury’s Nick Harrison ( whose gorgeous writing is known in the string arrangement of the Stone’s song Angie)
Improvisations on ‘La Folia’ ( ‘the madness’ ) and baroque folk tunes
Improvised stories and music using the library books as a magical musical oracle
the woman who loved a nightingale
A selkie story
We are keeping the ticket price low so as many as possible can enjoy our event but there will also be a Donate Button for The Library of Avalon and we hope that you can give a little more to support our favourite esoteric library. Thank You!
EVENTS AND OPENING TIMES “LIVE” CALENDAR. The Library is Closed until Monday 7th December. Reading Room Bookings can be made for events from 7th December 2020 onwards.
Saturday Matinees at The Library of Avalon
12 Noon to 1.30 pm on the first Saturday of each month.
LoA Matinee Talks to go Online.
Share your Wisdom & Support your Library
Plans are afoot to move our Saturday Matinees online via Zoom. These fortnightly talks proved popular and were one of the ways we raised much needed donations.
If you want to support your library into the future a great way would be to :
● Give an LoA Saturday Matinee talk on any subject with an esoteric aspect. Talks based on personal experience as well as on learning are most welcome.
● Attend an LoA Saturday Matinee in person or on line and donate what you can afford. All donations go towards the £150 the LoA needs to raise weekly.
● Technical support for the online broadcast will be given and talks will be advertised on the library Facebook and events pages, website and Newsletter.
● A live audience of four and an unlimited worldwide online audience can attend.
Coming Soon Music with Poetry Performance!:
Kim Ridgeon will be reading his original poetry accompanied by Ishtara Veen with live classical music on the piano, viola and violin.
Introduction by Kim while Ishtara plays Gymnopedies 1 & 2 by Eric Satie on the Piano.
Poems on spring
Sky Dance – Gymnopedie 3 , Eric Satie on Piano
January Dream and Beneath All This – Sicilienne Op. 78 , Gabriel Fauré on Viola
Awakening – Sonata 1 Largo & Allegro , William Flackton on Viola
A Slight Seasonal Uncertainty – Sonata in D Allegro Op.1 No.13 , G.F. Handel on Violin
April Morning at Withiel Combe – Sonata in A Adagio Op.1 No.14 , G.F. Handel on Violin
May Afternoon Morte Point – Idylle Op.4 No.1 , Edward Elgar on Violin
To close: 3 Autobiographical poems combined with Gnossiennes 1, 2 & 3 by Eric Satie on the Piano.
Shadow on the Tor on Dragons (Francis Oliver Brad Crowley)
Palie Maridly?? on the Mystical Rose?
Peter Longdon Sacred sights in Spain
We hold book sales every few months to raise money for our collection. We are very grateful for all donations of non-esoteric books for this as well as esoteric books for our collection.
BOOK SALES on occasional SATURDAYS
(see Facebook and notices for dates)
12:00 – 4:00
at the Library of Avalon:
And Card of the Day
Tarot and Oracle Readings