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Tamarin Norwood – The Song of the Whole Wide World

  • Sunday 5 May, 2pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
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An extraordinary memoir of anticipatory grief.

A few months into pregnancy, Tamarin Norwood learned that the baby she was carrying would not live. Over the sleepless weeks that followed, she, her husband and their three-year-old son tried to navigate the unfamiliar waters of anticipatory sorrow and to prepare for what was to come. 

Written partly during pregnancy and partly during the silent maternity leave that followed, The Song of the Whole Wide World is an emergency response to grief held somewhere between the womb, the grave and the many stories that bind them. Profoundly moving and intimate, this is a lyrical and fearless meditation on birth, death, and the possibilities of consolation.  

50% of proceeds from this event will go to Sands, a charity that exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support. 

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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