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Kitty Macfarlane

We have recently made changes to our booking system to ensure the safety of all our visitors. See below for our booking policy and please call the box office on 01425 612393 with any queries.

Our new regular Friday music nights are an opportunity to enjoy some of the best of what our region has to offer,from the very local to those from only slightly further afield. With sometimes one, two or three acts on the schedule, and presented in a safe and friendly environment, we hope that you’ll enjoy the company long standing Forest Arts favourites or find something new to love.

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her trademark lies in remarkably mature songwriting, a marked empathy with the environment and a strong sense of place. Carried by a clear voice 'controlled yet wild' (Folk Radio), her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, woman’s age-old relationship with textiles and the land, and the changing face of the natural world. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, the coasts and estuaries of the South West and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. Cerebral and topical, honest and immediate, these are not throwaway lyrics or everyday melodies but thought-provoking and evocative compositions with wonderfully crafted soundscapes.

Her debut album Namer Of Clouds was one of The Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018, and has seen airplay across BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music. Last year she was invited to guest-present two episodes of BBC Radio 4's Tweet of the Day and Kitty performed live in session on BBC Radio 2 at the beginning of 2019.

FATEA Female Artist of the Year 2018

"Smooth & believable" - Iggy Pop, BBC 6Music

"Startlingly poetic" - The Observer

BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week

"Remarkably accomplished" - The Guardian

"Faint echoes of Joni Mitchell and Vashti Bunyan" - The Metro

Event: Friday 6 November, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Buy tickets for Kitty Macfarlane at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Booking Policy

Online purchases are possible for single and double seats only: groups of three and four seats can be purchased by phoning us on 01425 612393. Two, three and four seat groups must belong to the same household or support bubble.

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs. Please note that face coverings are required when in the cafe and theatre areas of the centre. Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries.

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