The Latest News from Jonathan Steffen

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Cambridge Publishing Society has the pleasure of inviting you to a networking event on Thursday 22nd November, 18:30–20:30, in The Tram Depot, Dover Street, Cambridge, CB1 1DY.

Graham Greene International Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary

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The Graham Greene International Festival is to celebrate its 20th anniversary on September 20‒23 this year.

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19th Graham Greene International Festival 2017

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From its portrayal of razor gangs in 1930s Brighton to its depiction of the machinations of the CIA in 1950s Indochina, the work of the British novelist Graham Greene remains not only chillingly accurate but also enduringly relevant. Swap acid for cutthroat razors and the Middle East for the Far East, and Greene might almost be talking about our own times.

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The Loves of Mars and Venus:Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the birth of modern ballet, performed at Drury Lane Theatre in 1717

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Dance is arguably the most ephemeral of art forms, eternally of the moment and impossible to capture in its totality. From the late 19th century, it became possible to document it in photographs, and from the 20th century in film, but even footage of Rudolf Nureyev, Josephine Baker or Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in their pomp cannot quite render of power and brilliance that must have blazed forth from their every step when they danced live.

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POSTPONED until further notice – “All of Your Daybreaks”

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, “All of Your Daybreaks” at Cambridge Polo Club has been postponed until further notice. Please check back soon for more information.    An Evening of Poetry and Song with Jonathan Steffen and Friends Cambridge Polo Club, Saturday 2nd September, 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.   Following on from the “Saddle and Ride” concert of January […]

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18th Graham Greene International Festival 2016

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22–25 September 2016 Jonathan Steffen reports Every year, on or near the date of Graham Greene’s birth, a little pocket of Greeneland appears in the writer’s native Berkhamsted. The tidy and well-heeled town with its elegant high street and eminent school becomes a temporary home to what the Oxford Living Dictionary defines as “The seedy, […]

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Chiara Vinci sings “The Falcon to the Falconer”

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I am delighted to announce that soprano Chiara Vinci will be performing my song “The Falcon to the Falconer” together with Evelyn Nallen’s recorder ensemble Zero Gravity at Clare Hall, Cambridge, on Sunday 26 June.

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Trelawney record “The Falcon to the Falconer”

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Many thanks to up-and-coming rock band Trelawney for recording their interpretation of my poem The Falcon to the Falconer on their debut album United Downs.

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“Saddle and Ride” – Jonathan Steffen at Cambridge Polo Club, 30th January 2016

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“Saddle and Ride”
An evening of Poetry and Song with Jonathan Steffen and Friends
Cambridge Polo Club, Saturday 30th January 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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A Troubadour at Torbay

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Jonathan is very much looking forward to participating in this year’s Torbay Poetry Festival, whose theme is “Poetry and Music.”

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