Cat Hepburn

Thank you to the Mumble for this interview!

Mumble Words

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THE MUMBLE : Where are you from & how did you end up in Glasgow?
CAT : I’m originally from a tiny hamlet outside Dunblane called Ashfield (there’s not even a shop!), but I’ve always loved city life, so I moved to Glasgow ten years ago to start University and study theatre. I think I initially picked Glasgow because I loved going clubbing at the Arches, and I ended up working there for four years, until it got shut down. I’ve always thought there was something quite serendipitous about that. I love traveling and living in other places, but my compass always leads me back to Glasgow. She’s a wet and grey mistress, but she’s pretty fabulous, in a fur coat nae knickers kind of way. Glasgow’s a great base for me; and an ideal city to live in if you’re in a creative industry.
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Scottish Youth Poetry Slam

98b5df7e26.jpgOver the last few weeks I have been honoured to host the two regionals of the first ever national Scottish Youth Poetry Slam by conFAB. The first one was at the Traverse Theatre, and the second one was at the MacRobert Arts Centre.

I’m always been blown away by the talent and originality of the work that young people produce, and I’m so happy to see spoken word being considered as a viable artform for them to express themselves in new and exciting ways.

I can’t wait to host the final at the Beacon Arts Centre on October 27th, where Kelso High School, Northfield Academy, Mearns Castle, Port Glasgow, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre and Wallace High School will be competing for first prize!

 

 

Sonnet Youth Student Edition @ O2 ABC

sy-se-abcKevin and I hosted an open mic night as a belated Freshers event at the O2 ABC yesterday. It was brilliant to see some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones.

We are always on the hunt for fresh, original voices and it was nice to welcome some newbies to the stage in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. Also we can’t wait for our Sonnet Youth support slot at ABC on the 19th of October with George the Poet too.

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