Zimbabwe, India and Jamaica may not readily be associated with Gatehouse of Fleet but The Bakehouse’s “Homelands” series of poetry readings is certainly bringing the world to Galloway’s doorstep.
The idea for a series of poetry events that address the multi-culturalism of Scotland today was the brain-child of Bakehouse Directors Chrys Salt and John Hudson.
“We discovered many voices in the tapestry of Scottish culture when we published poetry in our magazine, Markings. We featured work from poets living in Scotland but born and brought up from all around the world,” comments John. “We realised Scotland is a cultural crossroads and home to people from Culcutta to the Carribbean. We couldn’t resist the challenge of bringing these voices to The Bakehouse stage.”
Jamaican writer Kei Miller is the last to come to the Bakehouse as part of our Homelands series. He writes both poetry and fiction which either takes place in the West Indies or is about how West Indian immigrants make sense of the strange places in which they find themselves .
October 30th 2010
A GAELFORCE EVENT
Brian Johnstone in performance with Trio Verso
An evening of poetry and jazz with improvisation group Trio Verso - poet Brian Johnstone, (co-founder and former Director of the StAnza Poetry Festival) and musicians Richard Ingham (saxes, bass clarinet, low whistle, trombophone) & Louise Major (double bass).