Neu! Reekie! join forces with Culture Shock to bring you a mighty mix of music, poetry, film and beyond.
Live lushness from: KATHRYN JOSEPH * BEST GIRL ATHLETE (solo) * TAPSALTEERIE PRESS FT: RUSSELL JONES & SARAH STEWART * with more TBA.
Hosted by prize-winning poets: MICHAEL PEDERSEN & KEVIN WILLIAMSON; and CSS's DAVID OFFICER.
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Kathryn Josephs debut album bones you have thrown me and blood Ive spilled carried her from being one of Scotland's best-kept secrets to winner of Scottish Album of the Year Award, within six months in 2015. An ethereal experience, her debut record is lyrically compelling, sonically vivid and consistently moving. Most recently Kathryn has been performing with Out Lines a collaboration between her, Marcus Mackay & Twilight Sads James Graham whove completed a triumphant tour including supporting the likes of label mates Mogwai.
Scottish Album of the Year Winner' 2015 | Winner
Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2015 | No. 2, The Herald
Single of the Year 2015 | the bird, Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
'Very Special Indeed' | Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music BRUISED AND YET
BEST GIRL ATHLETE (solo)
Following the success of debut, Carve Every Word, in 2015, Katie Buchan aka Best Girl Athlete returns with new album the self-titled Best Girl Athlete out on Fitlike Records.
By the age of sixteen years, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotlands Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. One can only imagine what the future will bring for this young artist, but it looks certain that this innovative new album is sure to propel her even further forward.
Two poets representing Aberdeen's TAPSALTEERIE PRESS are:
From Scottish Poetry Library: 'Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published three short collections and one full collection of poetry (The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping, Freight Books, 2015). He is the editor of Where Rockets Burn Through: contemporary science fiction poetry from the UK; and is the deputy editor and poetry editor of Shoreline of Infinity, a sci-fi magazine from Scotland. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and has published research on the poetry of Edwin Morgan.'
From Scottish Poetry Library: 'Sarah Stewart was born in Aberdeen and started her career at DC Thomson before moving to London to work as a magazine journalist and then editor. She was Fiction Editor at Scholastic Childrens Books and Senior Editor at Floris Books, and has written for Time Out, The Skinny, The Herald, The List and The Guardian, amongst others. She is Director of The Lighthouse Literary Consultancy, which offers editorial guidance to new writers, and her children's books are published by Stripes under the pseudonym Sarah Forbes. She was a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence in Krakow in 2017, and her poetry has appeared in Anon, The Honest Ulsterman, Mslexia, New Writing Dundee, The Pickled Body, The Scotsman and in the anthologies Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry and Best Scottish Poems 2014. Her first pamphlet, Glisk, is published by Tapsalteerie.
Neu! Reekie! Blurb
Founded by poets Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! are an arts production house that have been curating and producing cross-culture shows for over seven years. They showcase a unique fusion of spoken word, animation, film and music at regular events within Scotland and the world over (Japan, Indonesia, Spain, New Zealand, the U.S. etc). Having developed a collective of core artists Neu! Reekie! has become a fertile breeding ground for collaboration and one of the fastest moving grassroots arts organisations in the U.K. Past guests have included the likes of: Irvine Welsh, Charlotte Church, Alasdair Gray, Young Fathers, Liz Lochhead, Bill Drummond, Akala, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jackie Kay, Mark Cousins, Jean Binta Breeze, Primal Scream and more.
'Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers..Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art - art is for everyone' (The Skinny)
A wonderful world of cross-cultural verve' (The List)
A triumph' (Sunday Times)
Supported by Creative Scotland!
THIS EVENT IS A BYOB - although we'll have a pop-up for those that forgot.
THIS EVENT IS 14+ AGE RESTRICTED