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wordfringe 2008

Wordfringe: artwork by Shade Wizard

1–29 May 2008

Week 4

Thursday 22 May
Books and Beans

Poems of Quality

Anne Ryland and Rhoda Michael, with Haworth Hodgkinson, Olivia McMahon & Judith Taylor

Thursday 22 May
St Katherine's Club, Shoe Lane

AB24: Poems from a Postcode

Portal Creative Writers launch an exciting anthology, introducing the extraordinary writer Catherine Elmslie

Friday 23 May
Midmar Church, Midmar

Poetry and Music of All the Faiths

A meditation upon belief, doubt and disbelief

Saturday 24 May
Archaeolink, Oyne

Storytelling for Beginners

A workshop with Grampian Association of Storytellers

Saturday 24 May
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh

Hooked by Emerald Froth

An evening of poetry, images, music and dance from the Blue Salt Collective

Week 5

Monday 26 May

Demented Eloquence & Wordcraft Slam

Sharp and comic performance poetry from Ash Dickinson, Milton Balgoni, and Rapunzel Wizard, plus a poetry slam contest

Tuesday 27 May
Aberdeen Central Library

Banchory Young Writers

Venture into Poetry

Wednesday 28 May
Woodend Barn, Banchory

Slow Road Home

Poet Sheila Templeton reads and chats about her work

Wednesday 28 May
Gordon Highlanders Museum

Family Snaps

A celebration of the family in poetry, music and song with projected photos

Thursday 29 May
Books and Beans

A Celebration of Childhood

Launching a new anthology of poems, drawings and recipes in aid of CHILDREN 1ST(RSSPCC)

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Hooked by Emerald Froth

An evening of poetry, images, music and dance from the Blue Salt Collective

Saturday 24 May 2008
7pm – 9pm

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh [Venue 18]

Admission Free

The Blue Salt Collective invites you to experience poetry as you've probably never experienced it before, as the poets read from their own work, accompanied by projected images, live music and dance. The North-East based Collective was launched at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006, and has also appeared at festivals from Shetland to Ardnamurchan, as well as on a memorable night in Pennan Village Hall.

The sea in all its aspects, factual and fantastical, has been a source of inspiration for all three poets of the Blue Salt Collective, so it seems natural that they should bring their unique show to the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses as part of wordfringe 2008.

The Blue Salt Collective comprises poets Knotbrook Taylor and Catriona Yule, and poet/musician Haworth Hodgkinson, working with their regular collaborator, dancer Mhairi Allan.

Knotbrook Taylor

Based in Angus, Knotbrook Taylor is a poet and sometime photographer; his first collection Beatitudes is now available from Blue Salt Publishing. He believes that without a creative element to his life the world becomes a humdrum place. His defines his poetry as a search for beauty and meaning. His work features Scottish places reinvented under his outsider's existential gaze.

See www.knotbrook.co.uk for more.

Catriona Yule

Catriona Yule is an Aberdeen poet, short stort writer and playwright. Her first poetry collection Shedding Skin was published in November 2007 by Koo Press. She has recently completed Storylines, a course run by the Open College of the Arts, and is about to start another course with OCA to develop narrative techniques and build her short story portfolio.

She has also started to research a non-fiction project for teenagers and hopes to start work on a second poetry collection this year.

See www.catrionayule.co.uk for more.

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson takes on the dual roles of poet and musician in the Blue Salt Collective, occasionally performing both simultaneously.

As a poet, he has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and in 2007 his small collection A Weakness for Mermaids was published by Koo Press.

As a musician he has composed, performed and improvised for many theatrical projects, and has recently been playing with Susanne Olbrich's Strange Little Orchestra in Forres and Findhorn.

See www.haworthhodgkinson.co.uk for more.

Mhairi Allan

Mhairi Allan is an Aberdeen based performer, dance tutor and choreographer with a background in contemporary dance. She has worked with many diverse groups of dancers of various ages and abilities in both a community and professional context. Recent work has been as performer in Sweet Love with Janis Claxton Dance at the CCA in Glasgow.

Previous collaborations with the Blue Salt Collective have inspired and stimulated her love of poetry and music and continue to fuel her passion for choreographic ideas.

Promoted by

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh
Blue Salt Collective

Supported by

Banff & Buchan Arts Forum
Aberdeenshire Council
Citymoves Dance Space


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