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My Time: Poetry Celebrating Everyday Creativity in Scotland

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Scottish Poetry Library

5 Crichton's Close

Edinburgh

EH8 8DT

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Join Voluntary Arts Scotland and poets from St Mungo’s Mirrorball for a celebration of the everyday creativity taking place in towns and cities across Scotland.

The ‘My Time’ project paired up ten poets with ten voluntary arts groups across Scotland. The poets attended rehearsals, workshops and gatherings, spoke to participants, then wrote about what they saw.

On the day we’ll have readings from the following poets:

Polly Atkin* (Aberdeen University Swing Dance Society)

Larry Butler (Ricefield Cultural Centre, Glasgow)

Chik Duncan (Braemar Creative Arts Festival)

Catherine Eunson (E Karika Djal – Romany music band, Glasgow)

Trisha Heaney (Headway – creative writing group for people with brain injuries, Edinburgh)

Mark Russell (Performance Collective Stranraer – youth theatre group)

Stewart Sanderson (The Truly Terrible Orchestra, Inverness)

Rachel Tennant (Thistle Quilters, Edinburgh)

Mary Thomson (Local Vocals dementia-friendly choir, Helensburgh)

Christie Williamson (Shetland Mandolin Band)

We’ll also hear a few works from poets who contributed to the My Time open call, including Max Scratchmann

*Please note, Polly Atkin is unable to attend, but her poem will be read out for her.

The ‘My Time’ project is run by Voluntary Arts Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, and is funded by Creative Scotland.

The SPL is fully accessible, with a ground-floor entrance and a lift that accesses all three floors. There is one adapted toilet on the basement floor. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. A portable audio loop is available for single user; if you need a multi-user loops system, please let us know as far as possible in advance. For more about our accessibility, please visit: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/library/find-us


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