Soldier’s Tale

Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Had a great evening on my first visit to Liverpool’s revamped and renamed Epstein Theatre (the old Neptune). The old girl is looking very swish these days.

The occasion was Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale” performed by Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10 directed by Anthony Marwood. Narration was by Walter Van Dyk. They gave a fantastic performance and it is a great space for this kind of small-scale music ensemble. The first half was a new work by Liverpool’s Emily Howard.

Julian of Norwich

“I saw that we have by our human nature a fullness of desire wisely and truly to know our own soul, and by this desire we are taught to seek our soul where it is, and that is in God.” – Mother Julian

Julian of Norwich

On 8th May the Church of England’s calendar commemorates the 14th Century anchoress, Julian of Norwich.

“By contrition we are made pure,
by compassion we are made ready,
and by true yearning for God we are made worthy.
These are the three means, as I understand, by which all souls come to heaven”

Friends of Julian

Julian Shrine & Cell, Norwich