One Week, Three Poetry Gigs

Events, Poetry


Fail Better Presents: Stories From the People’s Square
McChuil’s, Glasgow
8 til late, 14 February 2013

That’s right, it’s a night to celebrate George Square and what it represents as a public place of protest: through film, song, story, and poem. Fail better brings you a night of music, art and words about why and how George Square belongs to the people of Glasgow.

  • The one and only ALASDAIR GRAY will kick off the evening
  • The inimitable poet and performer HARRY GILES will be rabble rousing.
  • Leith’s foremost supergroup, THE BUM-CLOCKS will be playing for us.
  • more TBC

And previous audiences have said it’s like watching Robert Burns fight Iggy Pop on a moving freight train, so be warned. (The band are ex-Fire Engines, ex-National Theatre of Scotland, ex-Josef K, ex-Aztec Camera, ex-Orange Juice, by the way). Entry is free, donations welcome.


Feb 13th, 7-11pm, Jewel Miners Club
a Craigmillar Writers Group event

The Anti-Valentine Spoken Word Night features Viv Gee, Graeme Hawley (from National Library of Scotland) and Milton Balgoni (former Scottish Slam Champion) and many spoken word locals.

Poet, comedian and actor Viv Gee has previously appeared along with John Cooper Clark, John Hegley and Henry Rollins. She has also performed poetry for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC 5 Live, STV and BBC Stand-Up Show Open Mic. Other TV and radio includes Lorraine Kelly’s Make Me Happier, Stake Out, Hedz, River City, Revolver, The Key, Velvet Soup, Comedy Café and Velvet Cabaret.

Register for open mic from 7pm at the door. Open mic slots are between 5 to 10 minutes.


Stewed Rhubarb Presents
Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
4-6pm, Sunday 17th February

Stewed Rhubarb presents readings and pamphlets from

HARRY GILES – Visa Wedding,
TRACEY S. ROSENBERG – Lipstick is Always a Plus,
& LUCY AYRTON – Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry.

Entry to the Jazz Bar is £3 and includes live jazz until late. :-) The show is 4pm to 6pm

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