Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan

Breaking the Spell of Loneliness

‘…a powerful, poignant set' Guardian

It started with an article in the Guardian, in which George Monbiot argued that an epidemic of loneliness is defining our era. In collaboration with the folk singer and songwriter Ewan McLennan, he crystallised those thoughts and their ramifications into a collection of songs, released as the album

Now Monbiot and McLennan join forces once again in a live performance that juxtaposes the songs with the human stories that inspired them.

Mining the themes behind loneliness and social isolation, the politics that underpin them and the ways people overcome them, this one-off interplay of words and music is at once poignant and rousing.

Sun 7 May, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)

Duration 90 minutes (no interval)
£15, Festival Standby £10

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