Harvest of Light Performance


Harvest of Light – The Performance

This unique one-man performance by Robert Powell combines theatre, photography, and poetry. It draws strongly on themes of time, landscape, and memory, mixing spoken word with stunning projected imagery by Martin Parr, Kate Mellor, Charlie Meecham, Brian Griffin and other leading UK photographers.

Set in the entirely fictional town of Heaven Bridge, the story begins at a cottage next to a river, where a heartbroken photographer is burning encyclopedias — and his girlfriend’s clothing — in the rain.

Harvest of Light is by turns lyrical, down-to-earth, and wryly humorous. It provides an intriguing artistic, literary, and dramatic experience with wide appeal to audiences interested in the visual arts, writing, and theatre.

Harvest of Light was premiered at the Ilkley Literature Festival in October 2009, and has also been performed at the University of Lincoln as part of the Lincoln Book Festival.

“Explores the artistic space where writing, speech, memory, and photography meet”

Yorkshire Evening Post

Harvest of Light – The Performance is available for bookings.

If you are interested in the possibility of booking Harvest of Light — Email: rjpowell@blueyonder.co.uk

Technical Information

Audience: 30 – 100
Duration: 45-60 minutes (variable)
Type of venue: Gallery / Studio Theatre /  Auditorium

Technical: Blackout conditions required. Harvest of Light involves the projection of imagery during the performance.

The content, structure, and technical requirements of the performance are flexible and can be adapted to particular settings & contexts.