Performance & Video

A River Runs…

David wrote the poem ‘ A River Runs Through This Place’ for the University of Cambridge. The film of the poem premiered in 2022, to mark the launch of the new Cambridge Festival.

Words David Cain.

Reading Zoe Smith.

Film production Cambridge FilmWorks

Truth Street

Truth Street was first performed at Utter Lutonia at The Hat Factory, Luton, in 2016.

On 16 May 2017 Truth Street was performed to a sell-out audience at The Waterfront Hotel, Brighton, as part of The Brighton Festival. This reading was performed by the actor George Rennie, with music by Darren Morris.

The Brighton performance was filmed with a live audience. The performance followed the text of the book, however in the book each individual poem has its own space.

Performed by George Rennie

Sound and Music by Darren Morris

Filming and Edition by Pol Camarero Just

Written and Directed by David Cain

Dedicated to the memory of all who lost their lives at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.

Free Thinking

David appeared on BBC Radio 3 to mark National Poetry Day in 2019. He read from Truth Street and discussed the meaning of truth in poetry on the Free Thinking programme, first broadcast 3 October 2019. You can listen again to the broadcast here.

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