Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Colin Will poem Bubble Sort

To get you in the mood for Colin Will's appearance at Stowed Out on the Roxxap Roar stage plus saxophone; here is a concrete code poem that disguises its texture and depth as a piece of code.

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You can find out more about Colin here

Line up revealed at Stowed Out Roxxap Roar stage 29th August Stow, Scotland

The full line up is revealed for the first ever Roxxap Roar Stage at Stowed Out boutique festival.

Feast your eyes...carefully planned so you can get your poetry and music fix.

And all this for a tenner. U18 £5 U12 free. Plus there is a ukele workshop.

More information here

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Curved Stream at Traquair

Artists inspired by the borders landscape, history and context of Traquair. An exhibition of contemporary art by Gordon Brennan, Ken Cockburn, Mark Haddon, Jane Hyslop, Paul Keir, Andrew Mackenzie, Deirdre Macleod and Mary Morrison from 6th September to 31st October 2015.

Watch out for Ken Cockburn's feature poetry walks.

Find out more here

Free tickets to Stowed Out boutique festival

Also bijou and user-friendly and for a few - free tickets - if you are lucky.

Spoken word and select band including the Old Blind Dogs - innovative traditional music ambassadors.

Take a look at the Southern Reporter here

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Calum Bannerman wins the inaugural Stowed Out Poetry Slam 2015

Calum Bannerman was a clear winner today in what is perhaps the first competitive spoken word slam in the Scottish Borders. He wowed with poems on his addiction to his girlfriend, a sweet and violent revenge and why we should write poems about him. A no paper performer - p&g is very much looking forward to his set at the Stowed Out Festival . He will be joining Harry Giles, Colin Will, Rab Wilson, Sara Clark, Bridget Khursheed, Dorothy Alexander and Thomas Clark on the Roxxap Roar Stage on the 29th August along with runners up Stuart Jones (with his memorable poem The Kidnapping of Gary Linker) and David Hendry.

The event took place at Mac Arts in Galashiels - a really memorable venue for spoken word. And respect to all the contenders - the standard was excellent. p&g looks forward to more and more slams...

You can find more on Calum here @Bannerbean and, if you want to come along, details on Stowed Out Festival here

Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Stowed Out Poetry Slam 16th August Galashiels Scotland

Competitive performance poetry comes to the Borders.

Roxxap Roar Spoken Word stage proudly presents the first ever Stowed Out Poetry Slam. As well as great cash prizes, winning poets will have the chance to perform at the superb Stowed Out Festival on August 29th, on a bill alongside headliners such as the inimitable Harry Giles, Rab Wilson and Colin Will.

Entry to the event is only £1 - come along and enjoy the best of Borders poetry! 2-4pm mac Arts Centre, Galashiels.

More here