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Botanical Bliss – Appreciating the Essence of Poetry and Gin!

We are very sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled.

You are invited to a relaxing evening sampling locally distilled gins whilst listening to music and a reading of Katharine Towers’ nature-inspired poetry collection The Remedies performed by voice artist Audrie Woodhouse. Poet Katharine Towers will also be discussing the inspiration for her work with Festival Director Sarah Tyson.

The evening will involve short poetry readings, a Q&A with Katharine, and the enjoyment of gin cocktails, supplied by Maison du Vin, but mixed to your own botanical recipe!

Perfect for people who are unfamiliar with contemporary poetry this special evening will also feature the creative work of Alice Oswald and Jean Sprackland; also acclaimed and enjoyed for its close association with and references to the natural world.

Katharine was born in London and read Modern Languages at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Her first collection, The Floating Man, won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for both the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award. The Remedies was short-listed for the TS Eliot prize in 2016.



“Each of these short poems shines with soft, lyrical grace; she writes about birds, flowers and objects in clear, generous language that reaches out towards the reader, embracing and never pushing away.” Daily Mail

 “Katharine Towers creates a beguiling coherence through her use of music. It infuses her work as a solid subject and in the rhythm of her silvery lines” Poetry Review


Audrie Woodhouse trained locally at Kirkham Henry Performing Arts Centre and began her career at sixteen years of age, travelling the world as a dancer before moving to London to continue her career in the arts. As an actor she has appeared on both stage and television screen and in addition to being one of the UK’s leading mask theatre practitioners she is also a highly respected teacher with an excellent track record in preparing students for success and longevity in the entertainment industry. More recently Audrie has established “Honestly Speaking” which offers voice and presentation coaching to professional public speakers.

This event is supported by Maison du Vin



October 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£ From:


Ryedale Book Festival


The Milton Rooms
Market Place
Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7LX United Kingdom
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