Sun 18th Feb 2018 19:00
POETRY AND MUSIC FROM LIZ LOCHHEAD WITH STEVE KETTLEY, DAVID CAMERON, ROBERT 'HACKER' JESSETT & ANNE GILPIN
Liz Lochhead with Steve Kettley
From bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s former Makar (national poet) and recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry mixes poems and monologues to spellbinding effect, accompanied by the witty, soulful saxophone of Steve Kettley.
No insult can be levelled at a Scotsman / That can’t be countered with, Aye, that’s right, pal, / And don’t forget it. I crawled, walked and ran. / I am the fruit of Glasgow overspill.’ So wrote David Cameron, the Hennessy Literary Award winner called by Ron Butlin ‘one of the most insightful and thought-provoking poets around’.
Robert ‘Hacker’ Jessett & Anne Gilpin
Jessett and Gilpin are the duo at the heart of South London’s urban-country band Morton Valence, described by the Guardian as ‘one of the most intriguing bands on these shores’. Fresh from releasing their multilingual anti-Brexit album ‘Europa’, they team up with David Cameron for a set dedicated to the music of time.