Ahead of her performance of The Lark Ascending at Shirehampton Public Hall on Tuesday 15 December 2020, marking the centenary of the work’s premiere, violinist Jennifer Pike speaks to writer and broadcaster Andrew Green about the background to the work’s composition. Green also talks to guests about the real-life skylark. What is revealed when larksong is slowed down? What threats are posed to the bird’s wellbeing in the modern world? All this, plus poetry and a range of music to celebrate the lark.