Steve Wharton is a performer, writer and presenter from the English Lake District.
Photo: Steven Barber
Songs & Poems CD
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Upcoming public events and media releases:
21st September Beacon 360 Exhibition
The Beacon Museum launch their new, interactive exhibition detailing the view and hidden heritage of Whitehaven's skyline. I recorded the voiceover and background music, which is a mix of original compositions and traditional Cumbrian folk tunes.
5th October 28 Dales Later podcast - new episode
The podcast celebrating the landscape and heritage of northern England returns for its second series. I'll be uncovering the bloody history of the Border Reivers and their ballads whilst searching for native cranberries in Northumberland.
24th - 31st October Witch Warbling at Muncaster Castle Hallowe'en Festival
Join me for spooky story trails around the grounds of Muncaster Castle. You will be inducted into the noble sect of Witch Warblers, protectors of the castle.
7th November Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn premiere at Zefferelli's
So proud to be a part of Terry Abraham's finale to his Life of a Mountain trilogy. Tickets are going fast so Zefferelli's have added extra screens. Book here.
Things you've just missed...
28 Dales Later Podcast Series 1
Catch up with the inaugural episodes and blogs here
Drive-In Shows at Rosehill Theatre
11 performances in July and August with songs, stories and poetry beamed to the audience's car radios. See projects in the pipeline for more info...
Lyre Lyre Podcast Series 1: Longfellow In Lockdown
My first foray into podcasting. I examined the relevance of American poet HW Longfellow in the context of lockdown. 7 episodes. Available here
Projects in the pipeline...
FM Transmitter Performances and Facebook group
I'm hoping to deliver more drive-in performances and some workshops to share the methods. In the meantime, if you're interested in exploring and contributing to how artists can use FM transmitter technology to enable live performances please watch this video and ask to join this Facebook group.
Natural State (working title) Rock Album
A collaboration with musician and producer Danny Wood to produce a 9-track album of songs that I wrote between 2009 and 2015, in England, China and Czech Republic.
Lyre Lyre Podcast Series 2: The Saga Of King Olaf
Dramatic recitations of the poems from Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn that tell the story of King Olaf Tryggvason's conversion of Norway and Iceland. Features Scandinavian folk music recorded specially for the podcast by Phil Keen.