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For PAW Festival 2023, we had four main concerts plus a talk, our annual open mic poetry event at the Globe, a coffee concert at Encombe House and a live portrait painting event at The Mowlem. The Festival opened with a sequence of vocal consort works performed by the Gesualdo Six. Voice perform Hildegard Transfigured, a show with live visuals, text and music to celebrate 12th century Hildegard von Bingen’s work as a composer, visionary and woman. The art of portraiture in public sculpture was explored in a talk by internationally renowned sculptor, and PAW President, Philip Jackson, followed by a panel discussion on what makes a good portrait. Due to popular demand we invited Tenebrae back to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the great William Byrd. We also welcomed Helen Charlston back to close the Festival with a solo concert with theorbo player, Toby Carr, exploring the stories of women in war.