It’s May, and time for our penultimate Revue show of this, our first season! Where’s the time gone?? Nab your tickets swiftly for a helluva line-up of words, stories, tunes and lyrical wit!
//Featuring Clare Pollard, Claire Askew, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Heir of The Cursed and Gavin Inglis. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay & Cameron Foster //
Clare Pollard has published five collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Incarnation (Bloodaxe,2017). Her play The Weather premiered at the Royal Court Theatre and her documentary for radio, ‘My Male Muse’, was a Radio 4 Pick of the year. Clare’s new version of Ovid’s Heroines has recently toured as a one-woman show with Jaybird Live Literature.
Her website is clarepollard.com
Claire Askew is a poet whose first collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016. The book was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Claire is the 2017 Jessie Kesson Fellow and is also a fiction writer, currently working on completion of her first novel. She lives in Edinburgh and can be found online as @onenightstanzas and onenightstanzas.com
DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST
The world is quickly changing and Glasgow’s Declan Welsh is here to document it. A singer, poet and performer, Welsh has a keen eye for detail and a no-holds-barred attitude that feels wildly contagious. The 23-year-old is not afraid to plug into the political landscape, from songs about Spanish Republican leaders to performing in Palestine backed by a choir of refugee children. With a refreshingly diverse approach to gigging — his live appearances include T in the Park, London Fashion Week and Bethlehem Live — the future looks very bright indeed for Declan & The Decadent West.
“Punchy, poetic, passionate and profound.” — Tenement TV
HEIR OF THE CURSED
“Heir of The Cursed is a caulbearer born of an apparition, a primordial memory, a penny drop.”
A musician and songwriter whose haunting, soulful performances will absolutely astound ye, compadres!
Gavin Inglis is a writer of games and fiction. His games work ranges from full-length interactive novels to the snappy audio drama of Zombies, Run!
His stories blend everyday realism with a strong strain of the fantastic and bizarre. He has appeared at the Latitude festival, burlesque nights, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write!, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, punk gigs, a Hunter S. Thompson tribute event and a roller derby fundraiser and is a member of Writers’ Bloc. He will be sharing new work at the Revue, so come along for an exclusive!