The Abergavenny Writing Festival

19, 20 & 21 April 2018

Saturday – Evening

Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Evening Line-Up

Event runs from: 7.30pm – 11.30pm – Ticket price – £11


For our Grand Finale you can look forward to an evening of poetry, songs and stories from Paul Henry, Rufus Mufasa and Kizzy Crawford

 Paul Henry is a poet and songwriter based in Crickhowell. His latest collection, Boy Running, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2016. Described by U.A. Fanthorpe as “a poet’s poet” who combines “a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination”, he is a Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales and has presented programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4.  The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems was recently reprinted by Seren.

“Henry is working at the core of lyric poetry, with love and loss and the ‘deeper river’.” – The Poetry Review.


From Rufus Mufasa expect bilingual music, poetry, stories and love . . . Rufus welcomes participatory engagement so bring your guitar, drum and beat boxing skills (or any other instruments for that matter). Using musical mindfulness and conscious content that connects us to the contemporary and our ancestry, infusing a chaos of cultures through jazz, rhythm and bass, reggae, hip hop, soul and poetry, making this delightful bilingual diva truly unmissable. Rufus’ passion is contagious, her style is unique, and her heart could quite possibly change the world!


And finally songs from the singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford, Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just three years ago and in that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soulful voice that boasts both range and charisma. Her ambition as a young Welsh Black artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she’s already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC 1 and the 6 Nations advert campaign.