Poetry and storytelling

Poetry and storytelling

Tom McGrath, playwright, poet, translator and musician, died in April 2009 and tonight’s event comprised a gathering of his friends and admirers to launch the Tom McGrath Trust.

In a brand new partnership for 2011, The Edinburgh International Science Festival has teamed up with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to bring a wide range of stories to the Science Festival audien

Three Calderwood Press writers, Anne Connelly, Anna Dickie and Irene Brown are reading from their work. Free event. All welcome.

What could be better in these cold days of coalition than a warm evening of real collaboration between artists at a theatre whose name means ‘something that crosses another’ and whose event title is a terrific pun on this ‘new way to experience poetry’, TraVerses?

The first thing to say about the Hidden Door, is that it there is a lot to say.

A celebration of artists’ books and small presses with stalls, displays, workshops and talks throughout the day. Drop in to browse, buy or listen.

Wordsmiths and poets are being encouraged to bring forth their rhyme, reason, and humanity for a poetry competition on the theme of genetic research, entitled "Improving the human".

Community orientated festival that celebrates the history and heritage of the Edinburgh Old Town in storytelling, lectures, tours, music, exhibitions, and other events. The Edinburgh Old Festival has a theme each year. In 2010, it's ‘Lives and Legends’ with a focus on the past, present and future voices of the Edinburgh Old Town.

Ecofusion is a new event taking place at Holyrood Park aimed at getting more people, particularly from minority groups, to experience Scotland's outdoors.

This March, a programme of events in Scotland, surrounding St. Patrick's Day, illustrate how these two great nations are moving in the oldest yet closest of friendships and explores how often there has been a reluctance to admit or engage this closeness, with both nations holding on to a complicated historical legacy and becoming intimate strangers, existing with their backs to each other and reluctant to forge new chapters.