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Canongate presents … The Other Side: A Night of Stories, Sights and Sounds

Canongate Books

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 19:00 to 23:00 (BST)

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Canongate is turning 40, and to celebrate we are bringing together some of the best storytellers we know from the worlds of books, music and film.

Authors Michel Faber, Matt Haig, Alasdair Gray, and Michael Smith will be joined by poet and ex-Arab Strap musician Aidan Moffat and R M Hubbert, Rick Redbeard from The Phantom Band and very special guests. Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentleman, Psychobitches, Ghost Stories), will take us over to the dark side with his twisted tales and classical pianist James Rhodes, whose debut album, Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos reached No 1 in the iTunes classical chart, will give an exclusive performance.

Hosted by South Bank Associate Artist and official poet for the London Olympics Lemn Sissay, the event will also showcase original films featuring Tilda Swinton and the late Gil Scott Heron, plus an exclusive preview of Jonathan Glazer’s much-anticipated film adaptation of Under the Skin (starring Scarlett Johansson and due for release 2014).

Bibliotherapy will be provided by The School of Life’s Ella Berthoud, author of The Novel Cure, and special guest DJs will keep us partying on into the night.

Canongate’s journey to the other side is an event not to be missed.

What's on:

Live on stage
Kicking off at 7pm, the main stage is featuring performances from:
Lemn Sissay
Hollie McNish
Alasdair Gray
Michel Faber
Rick Redbeard
Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert
Matt Haig
Jeremy Dyson
Whatever Gets You Through the Night
James Rhodes

Ongoing
We’ll also be featuring ongoing work including:
Live art from Future 40 nominees Too Much Fun Club
Bibliotherapy sessions from School of Life bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud, author of The Novel Cure

Films
And we’ll be screening short films including:
An exclusive preview of the trailer for Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johannson
Tilda Swinton's reading for The Raw Shark Texts
Matt Haig’s Advice for Humans
Gil Scott Heron’s performance of The Other Side

 

Find out more: http://www.canongate.tv/discover/the-other-side/

Do you have questions about Canongate presents … The Other Side: A Night of Stories, Sights and Sounds? Contact Canongate Books

When & Where


The Jam House
5 Queen St
EH2 1JE Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 19 September 2013 from 19:00 to 23:00 (BST)


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