In celebration of Burns Night, I was invited to write and perform a poem addressing potato waste in Scotland. The video was filmed at Crailing Tofts Farm in Melrose, in collaboration with Zero Waste Scotland.
Breakthrough is an innovative programme by Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK), inspired by ‘Smile, You’re Beautiful,’ an award winning peer education project developed in 2010 by a small group of young women.
As one of the lead artists, I delivered creative workshops exploring identity, body image, gender stereotyping & self-esteem with a small group of young women in Ruchazie. Over a number of months, the young people had meaningful discussions and created poems relating to their lives and the themes of the project. Their spoken word pieces were then performed with movement inspired by a session led by a professional dancer.
I am so proud of them!
Just look at this line-up!
Well pals, who else is champing at the bit for our next night at Drygate?! As always Kev and I will be bringing you the freshest of entertainment including Matt Abbott, Katharine Macfarlane, Gary McNair, Mhairi Quinn, Chris Thorburn, Jade Mitchell plus tunes from our DJ DSG!
Sonnet Youth had a ball hosting a spoken word house party at the amazing Speakeasy at Hidden Door festival. We showcased poetry from award-winning poets Iona Lee and Drew Taylor-Wilson, and peppered our set with disco tunes from Missing Persons Club’s Jimbo. Hopefully this will be the first of many gigs in Edinburgh!
Here are some reviews of the night: