An Opera in Baghdad – Sustainable Wales event – Porthcawl and Swansea

Two performances are to be given by Bridgend Green Party member, Robert Minhinnick, and Tracy Evans – one in Porthcawl (5th April) and one in Swansea (11th April)

An Opera in Baghdad is a long poem, published in Minhinnicks recent New Selected Poems (Carcanet). It concerns a visit he made to Iraq in 1997, between the first and second Gulf Wars.

This opera is a lively and very musical dramatic poem, says Robert Minhinnick. It commemorates some of the extraordinary people I met on the visit.

Entering and leaving Iraq meant arduous journeys across implacable desert. The experience has had a major effect on my writing, especially the visit to a deserted Babylon.

I was helping make a film about uranium, and hope scenes might be screened during the performances.


Friday, April 5, 2013, 8pm.

Robert Minhinnick & Tracy Evans perform An Opera in Baghdad at the Green Room, Sustainable Wales, 5, James St., Porthcawl, CF36 3BG. £3. Open mic follows. Details: 01656 783962 robertm

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7.30pm.

Robert Minhinnick & Tracy Evans perform An Opera in Baghdad, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea SA1 1RR Details 01792 463980.

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