Saturday 15th October
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Anna Hester has a “powerful and confident voice” (Fatea, 2014), and moves “effortlessly between genres, but always with an emotional core” (Cambridge Music Reviews, 2018). She was featured in the Fatea Showcase Sessions in 2019, and her songs have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire and the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show. Anna has performed widely in the South East and East of England, including at The Stables in Milton Keynes, Cambridge Junction, and several times at Milton Keynes International Festival. She has also performed in Berlin. Anna has previously released two EPs: In the Meantime (2014) and Towards Today (2018).
Anna Hester’s début album Postcard Songs came out in August 2021. Postcard Songs is the culmination of five years of creative work and collaboration, including a successful Crowdfunder campaign. The 10 songs all use postcards as a starting point, and together they tell a range of intertwining stories. The postcard project began in 2016 when Anna attended an Arvon songwriting retreat. She received guidance from tutors Kathryn Williams and Samantha Parton and guest speaker Boo Hewerdine. Inspired by the course, Anna set to work writing songs about postcards: about the images, the messages, and the people and places behind them.
The official launch of Postcard Songs was an intimate garden gig in August 2021, which was also livestreamed. This gig at Storey’s Field Centre is a rare opportunity to hear Anna play the songs from her album live accompanied by the Postcard Songs Band.
Plus special guest Emily Simmons
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
£16.50 in advance, including booking fee
More on the door (if available)