Genre: Spoken Word

Shona Cowie & Neil Sutcliffe With the Devil’s Assistance

There is a legend from my hometown, Ayr that a 17th-century witch built a house on the high street in just one night with the Devil’s assistance. Today, a quarter of the shops on Ayr high street are empty – the town holds one of the highest shop vacancy rates in Britain. The plot that… Read more »

Chrys Salt and Richard Ingham present Weavers of Grass

In a multi-media performance award winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed saxophone player Richard Ingham explore the fascinating stories of Angus MacPhee and Ötzi the Iceman – two weavers of grass separated by 5000 years. Angus MacPhee, a crofter from South Uist  went off to war in 1939, fell ill with a form of schizophrenia… Read more »

Raymond Wilson presents I Hope Your Flowers Bloom

Flitting between romantic obsession and botanical description, Raymond Wilson’s semi-autobiographical show offers a raw, moving and genuinely funny exploration of healthy masculinity, self-worth and working-class access to nature. Through his friendship with Flo and her modern nomadic lifestyle, Raymond attempts to escape the greyness of the Glasgow scheme into Scotland’s natural world. But when Flo… Read more »

I Am Loud Spoken Word Workshop

Interested in trying out spoken word poetry or improving your skills? New and developing writers are invited to join the Loud Poets for a workshop on composing and performing spoken word, featuring writing and performance exercises and practical advice on building confidence onstage.

The Galloway Consort presents Our Most Special Servant

‘Our Most Special Servant….’ Mary, Queen of Scots to Elizabeth ,Queen of England. 1560 David Riccio, is one of history’s most famous victims, having been murdered in the royal Palace of Holyrood in the presence of his Queen. Musician, secretary, diplomat and prominent courtly presence – this programme explores how he may have earned this… Read more »

I Am Loud – South of Scotland Spoken Word Slam Regional Heat

‘Join I Am Loud Productions for a thrilling poetry slam heat in their 2024 nation-wide Slam Series. Poets compete for a £200 prize and entry into the Grand Slam Final with a £3,000 prize. Sign up to compete by 10th May via www.iamloud.co/slam‘ Hosted as part of the 2024 Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival.

Magnetic North Rough Mix Sharing

Artists who have been taking part  in Magnetic North’s Rough Mix creative lab will showcase new ideas at Cample Line in February. Attend the free sharing event, the culmination of a two-week residency, to explore the artists’ processes and to witness their work in progress. Rough Mix 2024 is in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway… Read more »

Gaither A’ Thegether

Gather all together for an immersive night of time travel with An Dannsa Dub, bringing us their vibrant fusion of mystical energy and Gaelic folk song with the heavy, mediative, driving basslines of Dub.  Join us to experience a new spin on oor auld cultural traditions.  You’ll be guided by BBC Introducing’s Phoebe I.H, through an evening of eating, drinking, dancing… Read more »