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The Bakehouse

The Silent Weaver

Saturday February 25th 2012

The extraordinary Life and Work of Angus MacPhee told in prose, poetry and film
Roger Hutchinson with Chrys Salt, and a film by Joanne B Kaar

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Sheila Blackhall

Burns Night at the Bakehouse

Saturday January 21st 2012

An evening of Rabbie Burns, Love, Death, Spooky Stories and Witchcraft. Sheena is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute.

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Jo Clifford and John Harrison

Jo Clifford and John Harrison
Saturday November 26th 2011

Jo Clifford is a playwright and performer. She is the author and translator of approx 80 works for every dramatic medium. Her plays include Every One, Faust, Anna Karenina, and Life is a Dream for the Lyceum and Losing Venice, Light in the Village, and Inés de Castro for the Traverse.

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Jonathan Falla

Saturday October 29th 2011

Jonathan reads from his translations of  Pavese, Montale and Velarde including his translations of  Ramón López Velarde, ‘Mexico’s National Poet’ which Markings Publications is launching in its latest Pocket Edition

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Donald Adamson and Friends

Saturday 24th September 2011
Translations of Finnish poems and songs

Donald Adamson is a poet and translator, who taught Creative Writing and Translation Studies in Finnish Universities until his recent retirement. Alongside his own collections, Finnish translations include ‘How to address the fog: Finnish poems 1978-2002’ (Carcanet/Scottish Poetry Library, 2005), and for the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; also songs for Värttinä (acclaimed Finnish World Music Ensemble).

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Roncadora at The Bakehouse

Saturday August 13th 2011
Rocadora poets read from their books introduced by publisher/artist Hugh who will talk briefly about the ideas and production of the pamphlets. Followed by a preview of Roncadora’s latest publication 1957 Flying Scot which centres around a crown of sonnets by Rab Wilson about a classic racing bike illustrated with linocuts by Hugh Bryden.

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John Manson and Friends

Saturday August 6th 2011

Hearing John Manson read is to rub shoulders Louis Aragon and Paul Eluard from France,  Eugenio Montale from Italy, Raphael Albertini  from Spain and the legendary Pablo Neruda from Chile – poets who began their careers in the 1920s and who shaped 20th century European poetry.

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Robin Bell

June 25th @ 7.30 2011
Robin Bell

Robin reads from his internationally acclaimed translations of the French, Italian and Latin  poems of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Marilyn Middleton Pollock

Tuesday 24th May 2011

In close association with The Mill Sessions and The Dumfries and Galloway Festival The Bakehouse Out and About brings you a unique opportunity to catch iconic Jazz, Blues and Folk singer Marilyn Middleton Pollock on possibly her last touring gig in the UK. Not to be missed!

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Toutes Directions

The Studio of The Bakehouse has been transformed to recreate an installation we conceived in France during an artist’s residency a couple of years ago. Do hope you’ll come and  experience it over Spring Fling weekend and join us for a related and very different kind of poetry performance on May 28th.

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Homelands Series

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.”

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