Canterbury Festival – Chris Wood
25th October 2021
Canterbury Festival comes to Westgate Hall! Truth seeking folk troubadour Chris Wood performs his wise, soulful and wry songs at this evening performance.
Monday 25 October, 8pm
Book via canterburyfestival.co.uk (booking opens from 16 August)
This much-loved, long-standing arts and culture festival brings world-renowned artists, musicians, comedians and performers to Canterbury. In a world of soundbites and distractions, Chris Wood is a truth seeker. His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting, and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life. Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence. Winner of 6 BBC Folk Awards, he’s played with The Royal Shakespeare Company
and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy. A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliche free zone.
‘Chris Wood might be the Ken Loach of songwriting. Very political, but at the same time full of compassion, and he grows sharper and more acute with each passing album. He’s good, quite probably the very best we have today, and we need him more than ever.’
This event is supported by The Festival Friends
Photo: Rob Blackham