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The old Leith Theatre, Ferry Road, EH6 4AE Edinburgh, United Kingdom
HERA LINDSAY BIRD/ KATHRYN JOSEPH/ DELIGHTFUL SQUALOR/ CINEPOEMS/ JENNY LINDSAY
Flint & Pitch is delighted to announce our line-up for the Hidden Door Festival 2018!
Hosted and curated by F&P founder Jenny Lindsay, and featuring a delicious mix of poetry, music and film-poems, nab yer tickets now for an excellent night in the State Cinema's 'In-between Space'. (Limited capacity — grab yer tix now!: bit.ly/2oZj43V
MORE ON THE LINE-UP:
HERA LINDSAY BIRD
“New Zealand’s most exciting young poet” (The Guardian)
Hera Lindsay Bird has an MA in poetry from Victoria University of Wellington, where she won the 2011 Adam Prize. Her work has been published widely and in 2017 she won the Jessie Mackay Best First Book Award for Poetry and the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize for her first collection, the self-titled Hera Lindsay Bird (Penguin: 2016) A pamphlet collection, Pamper Me to Hell and Back; a Laureate’s Choice selected by Carol Ann Duffy, has just been published in 2018.
“Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet — on page and in performance — to arrive.’- Carol Ann Duffy
“...unadorned and exquisite psalms — prone to rendering listeners dumbstruck” — (Nicola Meighan, The Herald)
Kathryn Joseph is a Scottish singer-songwriter whose debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me, And Blood I Have Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year award. In 2017, Joseph collaborated with Marcus Mackay and The Twilight Sad's James Graham on the project Out Lines. Their debut album Conflats was released in October 2017 to much acclaim. In March 2018,. two part single 'Tell My Lover' / 'The Last Four' as announced, with part 2 due to be released on April 26th. 'Tell My Lover' was given its first radio play by Vic Galloway in early March — give it a listen here: bit.ly/2p4rO90
Delightful Squalor is way of life; a celebration of ‘less is more’, a sweet and savoury something to fill your heart with song and light. It joins the seasoned talents of singer songwriters Lake Montgomery of Paris, Texas and Cera Impala Music of Flagstaff, Arizona. These ladies provide honeyed harmonies you can hope to taste delivering an authentic Americana duet project, unique in its charm. Guitar, 5 string Banjo and ukulele in hand, they craft songs that feel timeless, songs to help you forget a world gone mad. A taste of country blues, gospel, folk and old-time jazz, they take from a range of influences resulting in a sound that comes across as quite it’s own.
The event will also feature film-poetry from the Montreal/ Scotland Cinepoems project, featuring poets Rachel McCrum (Montreal/ Edinburgh), Jonathan Lamy-Beaupré (Montreal), and Calum Rodger (Glasgow).
Hosted and produced (with occasional poems) by:
Jenny Lindsay is one of Scotland’s best known spoken word performers, as well as the director of Flint and Pitch Productions, which has just been placed in The List’s Hot 100 for 2017.Her second solo show, This Script (and Other Drafts), debuted in February 2018 to much acclaim. “Defiant, eloquent and inspiring.” (The Scotsman) “Takes to the stage as if staging a coup.” (Gutter Magazine)