Tamarin Norwood – The Song of the Whole Wide World

Tickets £10.50/£8.50



A few months into pregnancy, Tamarin Norwood learned that the baby she was carrying would not live.

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 which supports anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson



‘A work of great and subtle beauty. It expanded my understanding of life, death and what it means to be a mother.’ – Cathy Rentzenbrink

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Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email: boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Hexham Library

Location 2

Queen's Hall Art Centre


05 May 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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