Just when St Andreans might have thought the versifying was over for another year – StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival is coming back.
For one night only festival organisers are holding a 2016 Post Script event later this month.
Planned for East Sands, the event will be hosted by Jacob Polley, a poet and former resident of St. Andrews, who was commissioned by Alumno Developments to write his poem ‘East Sands, Salt Prints’, words from which are now featured in the East Sands public art installation.
Jacob will be joined by fellow poets Robert Crawford and Peter Mackay and the evening will include live music from The Trembling Bells.
Throughout the evening a projected installation work ‘A Sideways Glance at St Andrews’ by Martin Gray will be shown.
East Sands, Salt Prints, which partly evokes the dawn of photography and its long relationship with the town, connects with the audio visual installation A Sideways Glance at St Andrews, drawn from Martin’s photo essays on contemporary life in shared public places.
Much of Robert Crawford’s poetry also famously explores the historical and the contemporary as well as the links between art and science.
The Trembling Bells blend Scottish folk traditions with a fusion of modern musical genres from around the world.
The StAnza Post Script is on April 29 at The Nursery, 4 Collins House, East Sands, between 6pm and 9pm. It’s free ticketed event, and organisers are suggesting a £5 donation, which will go to a local charity to be announced on the night. Pizza and drinks will also be available at the venue.
Tickets are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 02074342384.