Friday, 13 May 2016

Full line-up revealed #RoarStage @Stowedoutfest August 27th 2016

The full main line-up for the spoken word Roar Stage at Stowed Out Fest is now revealed. And it is amazing. Five fabulous performers all on stage in the Borders for the first time:

Em Strang, Sally Evans, Solareye, Katie Ailes and Iona Lee.

Impossible to summarise their talents in a few word but p&g might just mention that between them they have multiple slam wins including the Scottish Slam and StAnza slam, the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award, and have published multiple books, videos and tunes, plus performed at Aye Write, T in the Park,  Scottish Parliament, StAnza and the list goes on.

Find out how to get hold of tickets and the details of all the acts on the Main Stage too. This is just the Roar Stage line-up and there will be more acts - including space for you - find out how

Stowed Out is a cracking boutique festival just a short train ride away from anywhere in Scotland. And train and other transport methods are available if you are coming from further afield! More here

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Notes from this week:

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Creative walks

Found myself walking round in unexpected places on the way to events, readings, plays and other more routine visits to the supermarket or dropping off the kids. A carpark in Newcastle, outside an old nightclub in Dumfries, randoming on the Glasgow subway and Galashiels late on a workday evening.

I like these spaces. The fruitful time I can spend between here and there. The commute. The unengaged freedom.

The way the streetlight might suddenly hit a mundane object. And make things quite curious.

The combination, the presentation, the hit of surprise. The stop I didn't expect to make.

A road that suddenly becomes a slab of light. Or a field becomes a pathway.

As you can probably guess I am in a writing phase. Right now.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Roar Stage spoken word performance space at Stowed Out festival 2016 could be yours

A little bird tells p&g that there is a spoken word appearance up-for-grabs on the Roar Stage at the Stowed Out Festival 27th August 2016.

Free festival pass, t-shirt and something towards your travel expenses - not to mention the chance to perform alongside a fantastic soon-to-be-revealed line up of spoken word performers. Last year Harry Giles, Calum Bannerman, Sara Clark and Colin Will all appeared - to name a few. And Harry even stole the main stage...

And of course now there is a train. More on this year's Stowed Out here:

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