CHRISTOPHER SOUTHGATE at the 50th anniversary of the death of T.S. Eliot:
Eliot died on January 4 1965. Southgate’s events included:
January 2015 King’s College, London. A reading of the biographical poem, A Love and its Sounding, with Sandy Southgate (co-reader) and Harry Napier (cello). Followed by a seminar, ‘The unattended moment’ chaired by Russell Goulbourne, Dean of Humanities at KCL.
June 2015 - the
TS Eliot Festival of the North, Padiham Unitarian
Church, with Sandy Southgate (co-reader), followed
by a discussion chaired by the Revd Jim Corrigan.
August 2015 Little Gidding. A reading
of the poem at the setting of the last poem of Four
Quartets - with Sandy Southgate (co-reader), and
again with Harry Napier's wonderful cello
September 26 2015 for the 50th anniversary of the interment of Eliot’s ashes in St Michael’s Church, East Coker. Chris read the last section of A Love and its Sounding in front of the Eliot memorial tablet (see photograph).
December 2015 celebratory visit to ‘Cats’!