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It’s a Wonderful Life: In Poetry

In line with the festive cheer that the anticipation of Christmas brings, the Scottish Poetry Library hosts Katie Ailes, Carly Brown, Nick E. Melville, Calum Rodger, and Andrew Blair to perform their different takes on the classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. The smell of spices from mulled wine and mince pies, as well as […]

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Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam

‘Read. Rebel. Repeat.’ The theme of Book Week Scotland this year is ‘Rebel’, perfectly captured by this annual poetry slam event. Upon entry to the Netherbow Theatre, an enthusiastic, lively atmosphere greets the audience. The host of the event, Sian Bevan, injects an immediate burst of humour and energy through the theatre, sending waves of […]

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Loud Poets: To Infinity and Beyond

Turtlenecks and finger-snapping have no place in this vibrant spoken word event. Last Friday, the award-winning Loud Poets staged their monthly performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, showcasing some of the UK’s most talented spoken word poets. ‘To infinity and beyond’ was the theme, from which the poets took their inspiration. Located in the thriving […]