Cargo Publishing presents
Sat 25 Feb 2012 | 5pm-6pm | £7
An extraordinary bill of three generations of Scottish poets read from their work, and a must for any fans of the verse.
Tom Leonard is a legendary poet, activist and essayist. His works include Intimate Voices, which won the Scottish Book of The Year award while being banned in most libraries, and the Scottish Poetry Book of The Year 2009 for Outside The Narrative. The multi-award winning Don Paterson has produced several stunning collections including Rain and Orpheus. He has also been head of Picador Poetry for over ten years. Billy Letford might be a newcomer to poetry but his reputation continues to grow, with his hotly anticipated debut collection out on Carcanet in November.
ALSO ON SATURDAY 25TH //
Graham Hunter and Rodge Glass: Barca vs Man U
Doug Johnstone and Helen Fitzgerald
A Thousand Cranes: Scottish Writers For Japan book launch
William McIllvanney and Allan Wilson: Scottish Writing, Then and Now
Malcolm Middleton’s Human Don’t Be Angry, Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells
FESTIVAL PASS //
To see everything on at the Margins festival – with a line-up featuring Malcolm Middleton, Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells and Roddy Woomble, Louise Welsh, Chris Brookmyre, William McIllvanney, Alasdair Gray and more – you can book your festival pass now for just £55/£45. Simply call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or visit us at 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.