Jude Rogers, the Guardian's folk critic and regular music writer, has set up new quarterly night of music and spoken word, Bright Field, in Hay-on-Wye's the Globe.

Bright Field wil get off to a flying start on Friday, September 27 with Mercury Music Prize nominated folk musician Sam Lee headlining in advance of his new solo album, produced by Bernard Butler of Suede

Not only is it a big night for Bright Field but it's also a big night for Sam, from Craswall, as The Globe was his teenage haunt, just four miles from his childhood home. Surprisingly the intimate gig will be the first time he's played at the venue - in site of hanging out there, he has never performed inside. Sam has also been in the news recently as co-composer of no. 11 single Let Nature Sing with the RSPB, and coordinator of the Music Declares Emergency campaign. He was also featured in a Guardian piece about the threat of extinction being faced by the turtle dove this month. "We're very excited to have him on board!" says Jude.

"Bright Field is a seasonal celebration of music and spoken word from the borders and beyond," she continues. "We'll be exploring Autumn in our music choices and readings on the night. For our Autumn edition, we've also got Emma Daman of Powys' psych band Islet playing a solo set, and bestselling Faber writing Richard King, reading from his new book The Lark Ascending, about the relationship between British music and landscape in the 20th century. The Weirdshire DJs will be playing autumnal music, and we'll have other readings and art to enjoy on the night. The night is also being kindly supporting by Night Out/Arts Council Wales.

Tickets are available now for only £15 from Ticket Source: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/the-bright-field-organisation.