Sally Magnusson – Music In The Dark

In a tenement room in the town of Rutherglen, a woman with stark injuries to her face and her mind, and a man who has recently arrived from America, spend the night together. They discover that their lives are linked by a shared past; the eviction of Greenyards, Strathcarron in 1854. Suffused with poetry and based on truth, Sally Magnusson’s new novel looks at love in older age – its cost and its beauties – whilst shedding light on female resistance during the Highland Clearances, and depicting, with poignant empathy, the long-term physical and mental effects the past can have on us. 

Chaired by Gerry Foley.

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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


29 Apr 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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