In this reading of poems spanning a twenty-year period, Patricia Ace casts her unflinching eye and full-blooded imagination over the world she encounters and the diverse creatures and environments that define it. Primarily concerned with relationship, whether within the framework of the family, or between humans and animals, plants and the natural world, these poems talk of sex, gender, birth, death, motherhood, mental health and transition in all its forms but especially in the lived female experience.
Patricia will also be supported by a young local spoken word artists, more details to be announced soon.
Chelsie Nash is a local multi-disciplinary artist, specialising in acting and writing. Active in the local creative scene since 2019, she has performed at a variety of events, including her one-woman show ‘Here for a Laugh’ at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021, and then hosting the Gallovidian and Doonhamer Gatherings at the 2022 festival. She worked at Moat Brae House – the National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling – for nearly three years as a Creative Practitioner; entertaining guests with her range of colourful characters.
Last March, Chelsie won the South Heat of the Loud Poets Slam competition, and will be heading up to the Edinburgh Book Festival to compete at the Grand Finale later in the year. Her poetry tends to be comedic or dark – or both! – and she enjoys bringing her poems to life by incorporating her acting skills into the performance.
Expect the strange, the humorous, the absurd, and even the just plain scary.