July 2009  The Piano Room event at Ledbury Poetry Festival.  With support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Steve Tromans and I were able to begin working on The Piano Room project and the public face of this began with the Ledbury Poetry Festival event. Chloe Garner, Director of the festival wrote of this event:

‘The audience were entranced, moved, provoked and inspired! A powerful performance. And a rare and precious opportunity to experience an exciting new collaboration in progress.’


June 2009  Action packed calendar of The Ladies Salon events during their residency in Spain,  with thanks to support from Arts Council England and stipends from Can Serrat.


May 2009 Orchestra of Spain play at Symphony Hall. Epithalamium published in Concert programme.


March and April: Journeys of the Heart (20th March, Birmingham Library Theatre) Britten's War Requiem pre-concert talk and reading (21st March, Symphony Hall), Pretty Maid Ibronka (Radio Wildfire), Off by Heart (5th April, 2pm,Sheldonian, Oxford) Mozart's Requiem (5th April, 7.30pm, Symphony Hall, Birmingham) More details below: