Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar




1st–31st May 2009

Week 2

Fiction Workshop

Speak Volumes


Coming Home

Workshop: Coming Home

And Loud Flows the Dee

Laura Hird and Esther Woolfson

Week 3

Double Launch


Drama Workshop

Word 09

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Coming Home

An evening of piano music and poetry with Susanne Olbrich and Margot Henderson


Saturday 9 May 2009
8pm – 9.30pm

Review by
Joyce Gunn Cairns

Woodend Barn, Banchory [Map]

Admission £5 (concessions £3)
Tickets on the door, or telephone Woodend Barn to book: 01330 825431

Part of the Woodend Barn Weekend
Part of New Words / New Sounds

At the heart of all our yearnings is the longing to come home. What does it mean to come home to our true nature and to our place in all of nature?

In this, the Year of Homecoming, Susanne Olbrich and Margot Henderson weave together piano music, poetry, story and song, inviting their audience on a journey home to themselves and to the present moment. Poetry by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Margot's original work explore with depth and humour human interconnectedness with nature and the wonders of life. Susanne's compositions for piano blend contemporary jazz, classical, tango, Celtic reminiscences and other influences.

Susanne Olbrich

Susanne Olbrich is a pianist, composer and music teacher living in Findhorn, Moray. She trained at Oldenburg University (Germany) and in 1992 received a BA (1st class hons) degree in music. In her original music Susanne's classical training combines with a wide range of influences, such as tango, world music, contemporary jazz and minimal music. Susanne has performed widely, both as soloist and with various ensembles. She has been offering workshops in Germany and Scotland, collaborating with music schools, the NHS, adult education providers and community groups.

See www.myspace.com/susanneolbrich for more.

Margot Henderson

Margot Henderson is a poet and storyteller, singer and songwriter. She has been working as a community artist for the last 20 years with people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, creating arts events and performances. For many years she lived in London where she worked as Arts Educator for the Tate Gallery. Margot has performed widely with Apples and Snakes, The Big Word and other companies. Since returning to Scotland in 2002 she has worked with a wide range of community groups and organisations. She was Storytelling Fellow for Aberdeen and Writer in Residence for the Cromarty Arts Trust.

Promoted by

Woodend Barn, Banchory

Supported by

Scottish Book Trust
Kincardine and Deeside Arts Forum
Aberdeenshire Council



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