Singer and harpist Rachel Newton draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old, working them into her contemporary compositional style to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique. In addition to her solo work, Rachel is a skilled collaborator and founder member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective and The Lost Words: Spell Songs. She has worked across various platforms including theatre and storytelling.
To The Awe, Rachel’s ambitious new album, places women at the centre of the narrative, at various stages of life and often marking a coming of age and an acquisition of power. The record is a tribute to the women who have inspired Rachel and is influenced by her recent work around the representation of women in the music industry.
1hr 21 | A story of two of the greatest writers of the past century examined in a dialogue that stretches from their early days of friendship to their final, unsparing critiques of each other. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland brings the two forces together in a unique and fascinating tête-à-tête.
1hr 20 | Sequin is exploring his sexuality through an obsession with anonymous hook-ups, until he finds his way into the mysterious ‘Blue Room’. There, Sequin connects with a captivating stranger, but they’re separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on a mission to track him down.
1hr 36 | One night, Kevin, the adolescent son of Cecilia’s housekeeper, knocks on her door. Cecilia lives alone with her young child and is too afraid to let Kevin in. The next day, his body is found in a river. The neighbourhood accuses the police of having hounded the teenager and social unrest rocks the town.
3hr 21 | Set in a country house in Transylvannia, the guests who come to the mansion of aristocratic landowner Nikolai are hand-picked. As they converse, dine, and play parlour games tensions mount and debate becomes heated as they discuss the politics of the day.