‘There is a River’: Spoken Word and Music

Poet David Neita and classical composer Deborah Pritchard will lead an afternoon session to create and explore poetry and music inspired by the river that runs through all of us, the community and Mother Earth. David and Deborah will guide participants as they create a musical landscape in response to poetry, resulting in a rich alchemy of contemporary music and spoken word.

This afternoon session will be followed by an evening performance by David and Deborah exploring these ideas through the creative interweaving of music and poetry. The performance will be held in the Provost’s Lodgings of Worcester College, and will be open to members of the public (£10 entry).

Image “Ripple” by OiMax(CC BY 2.0)


David Neita is a published poet, lawyer, presenter and motivational speaker. He is a commentator on race, politics, mental health, the arts and an advocate for human rights. David has worked with NASA and is a fellow of the Kings Fund.

Composer Deborah Pritchard recently won a British Composer Award and has been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 and currently tutors in composition at the University of Oxford.