Dead Poets Social Club – Performance

Performed over two Autumn nights in Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Chris McCabe searches for the lost poets of the East End. Part of McCabe’s ongoing project to explore the Magnificent Seven (the cemeteries ringing London).

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. 

First performed as part of Spitalfields Winter Festival 2016, and reprised in Autumn 2019 to launch The East Edge, McCabe’s book on Tower Hamlets Cemetery. Performed by Chris McCabe, John Canfield and Nick Murray.

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