Poet, diplomat, senator, champion of the working man, citizen of the world, lover and bon vivant - Chilean Pablo Neruda wrote what he lived and lived what he wrote. His life and his art were inseparable and his passion for both, contagious. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971. The raw sensuality and tenderness of his love poetry; the surreal simplicity of his celebration of all things ordinary; the power of his epic poetry and his passion for social justice, is testimony to a man whose life’s work remains as vital today as it ever was.
Neruda’s poetry will be read by actor David Soul who performed in The Watermill’s production of Mack and Mabel. David is best known for his role as Hutch in the US TV series Starsky and Hutch and is a veteran of film, TV and theatre.
Joining David will be guitarist Hugh Burns who has worked with a range of musicians from Paul McCartney to Placido Domingo.
There will be a question and answer session at the end of the performance with Adam Feinstein, writer, poet, translator and author of the acclaimed biography, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life.
The restaurant will be open before the event. Please reserve a table when booking your tickets online at www.watermill.org.uk or with the box office on 01635 46044.
Credit: Red Earth Studio