Author: Gwyneth Herbert

  • “My Narrow Man” finds a new home…

    During these recent days of partitioned pavements, undersung birthdays and shrink-wrapped hands, a different kind of connection sometimes seems to find its way through. Here is one such encounter – a new imagining of one of Gwyn’s songs – sung by a group of people she’s never met – in their own, separate spaces. Gwyn […]

  • Flowers for the Archive

    Flowers for the Archive

    In the early days of lockdown, Gwyn lent her pipes to a recording of Peter Seegers’ “Where Have all the Flowers Gone”, in aid of UK charity Help Musicians. The track – arranged by Thomas Guthrie – features a huge cast of opera stars, instrumental and cameo kids who phoned in their contributions from around […]

  • Making a STAND.

    Making a STAND.

    Over the past two years, Gwyn and longterm artist collaborator Mel Brimfield have been developing an installation project that explores the value of – and access to – creativity in the treatment of mental illness. The project has brought together more than 100 mental health service users, singers, museum volunteers and members of UK Men’s […]

  • Letters I Haven’t Written – Full October UK Tour announced!

    When was the last time you wrote a letter? Tag, swipe, meme, like; the way we communicate is constantly changing. Gwyn’s ambitious new show invites you on a journey through scribbles and hashtags, heartbreak and whimsy, music, story-telling and film; trying to find a new, more meaningful way of talking, and listening, to ourselves, to […]

  • In case you missed it…

    …Gwyneth was on BBC News on Christmas Day alongside creative collaborators from Seven Mills Primary School in Tower Hamlets, East London, to talk about the new “Snappy Opera” they’ve devised together. Commissioned by the Mahogany Opera Group, this 10 minute piece is one of a group of “Snappies” that will be performed by young people […]

  • Letters I Haven’t Written – Preview Dates Announced

    Letters I Haven’t Written – Preview Dates Announced

    Gwyneth will be previewing her forthcoming live show, Letters I Haven’t Written, at the following dates: 27 Sept COLCHESTER Colchester Arts Centre (part of Roman River Festival) 29 Sept ST LEONARDS Kino-Teatr 30 Sept LONDON Crazy Coqs (Live at Zedel) shows at 7pm and 9:15pm The shows will feature a full 5-piece band and projected […]

  • Vocal and recording workshop at The Premises, London

    Vocal and recording workshop at The Premises, London

    Gwyneth will be leading a very special four day intensive vocal & recording workshop from 24-27 November at the world famous The Premises Studios, London. Places are strictly limited – to find out more visit The Premises’ website or contact Julia Craik on 020 7729 7593 or at

  • Gwyneth on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up, live from the Edinburgh Festival

    Gwyneth on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up, live from the Edinburgh Festival

    Last Saturday Gwyneth performed 5 songs to feature in her forthcoming Letters I Haven’t Written project, as part of a live broadcast from the BBC Village at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh. Listen again on BBC iPlayer here (Gwyneth’s bits start around 19’14 and 1’13’37).

  • Gwyneth’s song on BBC One’s EastEnders

    Gwyneth’s song “Boxed Up Broken Heart” featured on BBC One’s EastEnders again this week, sung by the character Bex for whom she wrote it. Watch the clip here, or watch the whole episode on BBC iPlayer here.

  • Gwyneth on BBC Radio 2, Jamie Cullum Show

    Gwyneth on BBC Radio 2, Jamie Cullum Show

    Catch Gwyneth tonight (11 July) in session on the Jamie Cullum Show from 7pm, performing some new songs from her forthcoming album and live project, Letters I Haven’t Written. Listen here Gwyneth also handpicked this week’s BBC Radio 2 Jazz Playlist: Listen here