Dead Poets Social Club – Performance

As part of Spitalfields Winter Festival 2016, Nick Murray joined poets Chris McCabe and John Canfield for Dead Poets Social Club. A nocturnal walk through Tower Hamlets Cemetery, in search of the lost poets of the area. 

Accompanying Chris McCabe’s poetic exploration, Nick composed a set of three pieces for looped viola and sampled sound. Each piece explores the history and the context of the area through interviews and incidental sound.



Dead Poets Social Club will return to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Gardens in 2019 for the launch of Chris McCabe’s latest book in his Magnificent Seven series.

Dead Poets Social Club was commissioned by Spitalfields Winter Festival and produced by Penned in the Margins. Photography by Harpreet Kalsi.