In the launch event for the Festival of Conversations, Manasamitra presents a unique In Conversation event with Dame Evelyn Glennie, mediated by Supriya Nagarajan, Artistic Director of Manasamitra. The evening will involve a fascinating dialogue exploring the wealth of Evelyn’s experience as the first full-time solo percussionist in the world and her unique approach to sound. The first half of the evening will be a traditional interview and then after an interval we will be inviting members of the audience to put their questions and thoughts to Dame Evelyn.

If you have a group that would be interested in attending and/or would like to put a question to Dame Evelyn, please contact .

Date: Thursday 11th May

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DG

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Festival of Conversations is funded by Taking the Lead, which is a Dewsbury Town Investment Plan project funded by through the Town Fund and aims to support a vibrant cultural community in Dewsbury and surrounding areas using a programme of events, skills development and participatory opportunities across music, textiles, visual arts and performance. Exploring heritage, community, culture and beyond with people living, working and studying in Dewsbury as they plan for the future together.

Photo of Dame Evelyn Glennie © Philip Rathmer (and Brigitte) – photo ref Roto-Toms & Octobans 0563