New platform for music in Ladybank

Platform - a new music and storytelling session at the 'Off the Rails' arthouse in Ladybank.
Platform - a new music and storytelling session at the 'Off the Rails' arthouse in Ladybank.

Platform, a new poetry, music and storytelling event will be launched at the newly refurbished ‘Off the Rails’ arthouse in Ladybank next month.

Organiser John Hargreaves said: “Fife has so many talented up-and-coming and established poets, singers, musicians and storytellers.

“We want to give them a platform and we invite performers to contact us if they’re interested in future slots.

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“The line-up for our launch event is superb and we’re particularly pleased to be able to support and work with Off the Rails, the arts organisation which has transformed the former stationmaster’s house at Ladybank into such a vibrant community venue.”

Music on the opening night — Saturday, October 6 from 8pm -10pm — will be provided by members of the alt-folk collective, Reeds and from singer songwriter, Sarah Banjo.

There will be a story from renowned Cupar storyteller, Senga Munro who has worked extensively in Fife schools and at festivals across Scotland. The poets for the opening night will be Keren MacPherson and Alison Grant, final year Creative Writing students at Dundee University, and Helena Nelson, founder editor of HappenStance press.

Helena’s first poetry collection, Starlight on Water, won the Jerwood Aldeborough Prize and her second collection, Plot and Counter-Plot was published in 2010.

Organisers hope that there will be enough interest to ensure Platform becomes a monthly event.

John added:“We think it will be a great value night, not to be missed.”

n Tickets will be available at the door or email platformpoetry@gmail.com.