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A Flare of Firework Facts

A Flare of Firework Facts

The EIF’s firework concert – or as we have learned to call it in recent years, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert – must be one, if not the, favourite event at the Edinburgh International Festival. Here are a few facts and tips for getting the best out of the event.

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wise: As one door closes?

Wordly Wise: As one door closes?

It is a sad day at Æ, where our resident poet, the one and only J. A. Sutherland, has decided that he will have to cease being resident. So here, for the May Day weekend, he says adieu or, we hope, à la prochaine.

May 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

For his round-up of spoken word events during the last weeks of April, resident poet J. A. Sutherland looks at events drowned out by the louder voices – in particular, those that don’t claim to be ‘spoken word’ but in which words are spoken and/or read aloud.

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wise – April Collisions

Wordly Wise – April Collisions

Now that the stooshie over spoken word performance has hopefully died down, here are this week’s collisions of culture and – even – science from resident perveyor of poetry J. A. Sutherland.

April 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wise: Coming up this week…

Wordly Wise: Coming up this week…

It’s no April Fool, that there’s some top spoken word action in Edinburgh this week. Not least behind the hidden doors of the Hidden Door festival. Here’s J. A. Sutherland’s round-up.

April 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wisdom: Read or recited – it’s all performed

Wordly Wisdom: Read or recited – it’s all performed

Jem Rolls’ recent comments to Æ concerning performance poetry and the art of reading have caused a right stramash among Edingurgh’s poetry peeps these past few weeks. Resident spoken wordsmith J. A. Sutherland has penned a riposte.

March 31, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Slam poet slams scene’s “aesthetic regression”

Slam poet slams scene’s “aesthetic regression”

Veteran performance poet Jem Rolls is to hold a workshop on his chosen artform on April 6 at the McDonald Road library.

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly wisdom: Ancient and Modern

Wordly wisdom: Ancient and Modern

Do the old pooches of poetry need to practice new tricks – or are the whelps of spoken word digging up a well-gnawed bone? Resident spoken wordsmith J. A. Sutherland ponders such things – and lists Edinburgh’s spoken word events for March.

March 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Flyte to the finish

Flyte to the finish

Leith’s Percy Poets have had to call it a night after their eponymous pub, the Persevere on Easter Road, turned its lounge over completely to the provision of provender.

February 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Resident poet J. A. Sutherland reports back on recent goings-down in the world of Edinburgh’s spoken word events – and keeps us up-to-date with its goings-on in a month short in days, but not in spoken words…

February 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More