This is our fifth year performing my play in Scots Language with plain English narration in The Globe Inn, Dumfries – Robert Burns’ favourite drinking hole in which he discussed and read poetry with friends. It’s a wee room full of interesting pictures and objects and a wonderful fireplace. The Poet’s chair stands in a corner and it’s lovely to sit on it and hope that some of his talent might be absorbed! We are delighted to be returning, and this year we have a special … a workshop on the script and music!
Come and hear what happens when The Three Craws leave their perch on Edinburgh Castle wall and fly south to Dumfries where the smell of haggis tempts them to the unthinkable, and they have to suffer the consequences. The Three Craws meet Tam O’Shanter and Meg escaping from the witch Nannie Dee and her coven, find some spooky writing on the windows of The Globe Inn and more!
The schedule is :
Saturday 20th January
1 pm – Performance in Rabbie’s Howff in The Globe Inn
2 – 3 pm – Workshop in the Bakers Oven
4 pm – Performance in Rabbie’s Howff in The Globe Inn
Sunday 21st January
Afternoon performances in Rabbie’s Howff, The Globe Inn, with musical interludes at –
I was thrilled to be invited by Janey Nicol, P4 class teacher at Cockenzie Primary School, East Lothian, to be involved with the school’s first ever Literary Festival in February 2016. She requested a poetry workshop with P1s. With over 50 children in the group, we had lots of fun with a poem for children I wrote and used a few years ago. We messed about with props, and I showed them on flip chart paper how I illustrated the poem using skills I learned at Edinburgh College of Art summer schools over three years, with Robbie Bush and Mina Braun. http://minabraun.blogspot.co.uk/
Here are P1 doing a noisy nosey warm-up mantra, where they discover the joy of ‘sneezing’ out words, whilst also learning how to keep germs to themselves!
I was also really pleased to be able to assist in recommending authors and poets to be involved in the festival. Over the last few years I’ve been privileged to get to know poets and authors and their work. This came in really handy. Cockenzie pupils delighted us all with this ‘Thank you’ poster. We loved the imaginative, artistic way they designed it. Well done Cockenzie Primary School! I wish you well for your new academic year, with a new set of P1s joining the school as the P7s move up to secondary school.
Here I am amongst a fabulous line-up of poets and authors …