Ode to the Tattie – Zero Waste Scotland

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.

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Breakthrough Project

 

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!

 

 

Sonnet Youth at Hidden Door Festival

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:

http://theweereview.com/review/65186/

http://www.justforculture.com/art–literature/inside-look-hidden-door-arts-festival-day-5-and-6-the-old-leith-theatre-edinburgh-may-30-31-2017