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Shoreham Wordfest presents An Evening with Cerys Matthews MBE

From Catatonia to ‘The Good Life Experience’

Cerys Matthews will be in conversation about her musical and broadcasting career, her books and her love of cooking, the natural world, poetry and spoken word, with Kathy Caton, radio broadcaster and Brighton based entrepreneur.

From her early days as the lead singer with Catatonia, Cerys Matthews is now a successful musician, broadcaster and author. With over half a million listeners, Cerys Matthews’ Sunday morning show is the biggest single show on Radio 6, and the most listened-to digital show in the UK. Cerys runs her own festival of culture ‘The Good Life Experience.’

In 2019, Cerys released Where the Wild Cooks Go, a ‘folk cookbook’ and during the 2020 lockdown Cerys released We Come the Sun, an album of self-composed music featuring 10 UK poets. Cerys will be signing copies of Where the Wild Cooks Go after the event.

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Wednesday 13th October 2021 - Starts 7.30pm


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