After over eighty performances in South Africa and the United Kingdom, singer song-writer and author, Chris Mann, will present the show, Lifelines, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. There will be two shows on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, September 7.
Based on a series of encounters with animals and centred on a ground-breaking book by Mann, the zoologist Adrian Craig and artist Julia Skeen, the production reveals how the lifelines of animals and the biosphere of the planet are inseparable from the genesis of the cosmos as a whole.
Copies of the book Lifelines will be on sale in Café Tatham before the show and the artist and poet will be on hand to sign copies.
Large-scale digital images by Skeen illustrate Mann’s original songs and poems that celebrate the aardvark, dragonfly, warthog, chameleon, sheep, whales, seahorses and even maggots.
From 6.15 pm to 7pm there will be a book signing . Café Tatham will have a cash bar and eats. The show runs from 7pm to 8.15pmin the Tatham lecture theatre. Tickets are R40. The books cost R90. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org