The Goodly Fere – 2nd April, 2021

"Ye shall see one thing to master all: / 'Tis how a brave man dies on the tree."

Hello from London. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in East London as the capital starts to wake up. With a poem: The Ballad of the Goodly Fere by Ezra Pound.

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From the show:

On this day: 2nd April, 2020, the world's recorded cases of Covid-19 passed one million. As of yesterday, thanks to an unprecedented effort, more than 31 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

On this day: 2nd April, 1827, William Holman Hunt was born in Cheapside. A major pre-Raphaelite painter, his religious canvases such as The Scapegoat and The Light of the World still resonate today.

If you need some music to wake you up – how about Wade in the Water by Eva Cassidy:

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Opening/closing music courtesy of Chillhop: Philanthrope, Leavv - What Was Before

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