From The Teachings of Silvanus: "Do not be a sausage which is full of useless things."
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Reading the KJV at the Bath Festival
The entire KJV was read over the course of five days by well-known and not so well-known people recently at the Bath Festival. Local press coverage here. According to Robert McCrumb in yesterday's Guardian, the event was a success:
The Bath festival's Bible challenge, a non-stop reading of Old and New Testaments in the King James Version, had a starry beginning with readings from Genesis by Bill Paterson, Tim Pigott-Smith and the husband-and-wife team of Jonathan Pryce and Kate Fahy in front of a huge audience.
Ash the Rhymer and some friends kept the event going through the first night and was widely judged the big discovery of the challenge. A champion of the oral tradition, Ash confessed to being slightly "under the radar", though he is well known in festival circles for Albion Rising, a two-hour epic described, with apologies to William Blake, as "an invocation of the sleeping faery soul of the island". After five days, Timothy West brought the challenge to a climax with the Book of Revelation.