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Kitty Macfarlane

Our new regular Thursday music nights are an opportunity to enjoy some of the best of what our region has to offer, from the very local to those from only slightly further afield. With sometimes one, two or three acts on the schedule, and presented in a safe and friendly environment, we hope that you’ll enjoy the company of long standing Ashcroft Arts favourites or find something new to love. 

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her trademark lies in remarkably mature songwriting, a marked empathy with the environment and a strong sense of place. Carried by a clear voice 'controlled yet wild' (Folk Radio), her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, woman’s age-old relationship with textiles and the land, and the changing face of the natural world. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, the coasts and estuaries of the South West and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. Cerebral and topical, honest and immediate, these are not throwaway lyrics or everyday melodies but thought-provoking and evocative compositions with wonderfully crafted soundscapes.

Her debut album Namer Of Clouds was one of The Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018, and has seen airplay across BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music. Last year she was invited to guest-present two episodes of BBC Radio 4's Tweet of the Day and Kitty performed live in session on BBC Radio 2 at the beginning of 2019.

FATEA Female Artist of the Year 2018

"Smooth & believable" - Iggy Pop, BBC 6Music

"Startlingly poetic" - The Observer

BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week

"Remarkably accomplished" - The Guardian

"Faint echoes of Joni Mitchell and Vashti Bunyan" - The Metro

Event: Thursday 5 November, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Buy tickets for Kitty Macfarlane at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham now!

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Ashcroft Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Ashcroft Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs. Please email ashcroft@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries. We ask that all customers over the age of 11 wear face coverings. Disposable masks can be supplied, or you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Kitty Macfarlane

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Ashcroft Arts Centre

Address: Osborn Rd, Fareham, PO16 7DR

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