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The Outspoken Pilgrim

Mon 03 Apr, 9:00 amWed 05 Apr, 5:00 pm

About the event

The University of Huddersfield’s Cultures of Sound presents a series of workshops with Leah Stuttard, exploring singing, reading and walking for creative wellbeing, and inspired by the life of Margery Kempe.

In 2023 we celebrate 650 years since Margery Kempe was born, in a town on the north coast of Norfolk then known as Bishop’s Lynn. After some severe mental health challenges and an adventurous life as a pilgrim and visionary, she was responsible for the first autobiography written in English.

As part of the University of Huddersfield’s Cultures of Sound initiative, bray harpist, musicologist, singer and raconteur Leah Stuttard will introduce this feisty woman and her incredible journeys.

There will be workshops exploring singing and walking as creative wellbeing practices, readings from her book and music that comes from the places she visited. These include Rome, Assisi, the Veneto, Lake Constance, Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela, Norway, Gdansk (then known as Danzig), Stralsund, Aachen, Canterbury, Norfolk, London.

A Kirklees Year of Music 2023 event.

Follow @culturesof_ on social media or contact Lauren Velvick at the University of Huddersfield School of Art and Humanities to find out more: [email protected]


Event Date: Monday 3 April – Wednesday 5 April

Time/Location: Various times/locations

Tickets: For details, contact: [email protected]



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Mon 03 Apr, 9:00 am
Wed 05 Apr, 5:00 pm
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Huddersfield, HD1 United Kingdom


Music in Kirklees
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