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Charlotte Mew: Reluctant Icon - Faber Members' Event

Faber Members and the Michael Cuddigan Trust present a very special evening of poetry and music to mark the paperback publication of This Rare Spirit: A Life of Charlotte Mew by Julia Copus.

Described by Siegfried Sassoon as ‘the only poet who can give me a lump in my throat’, Charlotte Mew was highly regarded in her day and counted Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy and Walter de la Mare amongst her admirers.

Biographer Julia Copus will introduce Mew’s life and work. Actor Pippa Haywood will read key works by Mew, followed by a performance of settings of the poems for voice and string quartet, introduced by Kate Whitley, their composer.

The evening will take place in the atmospheric Asylum Chapel in Peckham –  two of Mew’s poems have Peckham titles: In Nunhead Cemetery and On the Asylum Road. The evening will end with a drinks reception and the chance to purchase a copy of This Rare Spirit: A Life of Charlotte Mew and have it signed by Julia Copus.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

You can also find out more about Julia Copus's book and purchase it on our website.

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