“Flowers of the Seasons – Politics, Power & Poverty” is going to Newcastle!

A bright and colourful photo of an oil painting showing flowers, a river and fields and images of the 4 Seasons

We’re bringing the wonderful music of Eliza Flower to
Sunday 5th May 2024
in a collaboration with
Newcastle University
BBC New Generation Thinker &
 NUAcT Fellow:
Arts and Humanities
Dr Oskar Jensen

Flowers of the Seasons
Politics, Power & Poverty

4pm Sunday 5th May 2024
(Touch tour for visually impaired at 3.30pm)
Recital Room, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road, NE1 7RU

After 2 sell out performances at Conway Hall in London and
St John’s ARC in Harlow (where the composer grew  up),
we’re lucky enough to be able to share this remarkable programme
with people who love music, history, poetry and social justice in and around Newcastle –
and we have the help of some talented local Young Singers

Tickets: Free (Booking Essential – Donations Welcome)
Limited availability so don’t miss out – BOOK NOW


Frances M Lynch – Artistic Director, Soprano, Composer
Laurence Panter – Pianist, Tenor
Oskar Jensen – Historian, Singer
Lauren Lister – BSL Interpreter
Herbie Clarke – Sound Production & Marketing Manager
Elizabeth Dawson – Costume Design
Elspeth Manders – Artist

Featuring performances of new works by The Flower Composers – Frances M Lynch
Lilly Vadaneaux,
Amanda Johnson
and Newcastle’s own Flower Composer
 Anna Appleby

with guest appearances by Newcastle Flower Singers
 (a student group specially formed for the occasion)

and the voices of Young Singers from Newcastle schools

With thanks to our Trustees, Volunteers and Patrons –
Judith Weir (Master of the King’s Music)
Prof. Uta Frith (Fellow of the Royal Society)

With grateful thanks to our funders
Newcastle University
The National Lottery Heritage Fund – National Lottery players,
Hinrichsen Foundation and SCOPS Arts
and our partner Conway Hall Ethical Society