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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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Kei Miller

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 .

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Tawona Sithole

Tawona Sithole is from Zimbabwe, born to a large family with strong traditional roots. The moral values of his ancestral family, Moyo Chirandu, passed down from his elders through oral tradition and music, inspire him.

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Bashabi Fraser

Burns Night at the Bakehouse

Saturday January 22nd 2011

Bashabi Fraser

BASHABI FRASER was born in West Bengal in India. Her books include Just One Diwali Night, Tartan & Turban, Topsy Turvy & A Meeting of Two Minds, Geddes Tagore Letters and From The Ganges to The Tay.

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Brian Johnstone and Trio Verso at the Bakehouse

October 30th 2010
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).

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