Previous Events UK

Selected events over the years

2017
Inverness: Ness Book Fest: memoir event
St Andrews Photography Festival: mixed media
             'PhotoPoetry' Reading
Edinburgh International Book Festival: memoir event
Glasgow, Southside Fringe Festival:
            The Fields of War - performance with Chrys Salt
Galloway, Big Lit Festival: memoir event
Glasgow, Aye Write Festival: memoir event
St Andrews, Toppings Booksellers:
             launch of memoir Double Exposure
Edinburgh, Blackwell's Bookshop:
             launch of memoir Double Exposure

2016
St Andrews, StAnza Poetry Festival: reading
Edinburgh, Henry's Cellar Bar, Click Clack: Trio Verso
Nairn, Bards in the Bookshop: reading
Newburgh, Lindores Abbey Distillery: reading

2015
Glasgow, Aye Write Festival: Trio Verso
Penicuick, Rosslyn Chapel: reading
Edinburgh Fringe, Just Festival: reading
Newcastle, Literary & Philosophical Scociety: reading
Skeabost, Skye Reading Room: Trio Verso

2014
Glasgow, St Mungo's Mirrorball: reading
Dundee Literary Festival: reading
London, Poetry Café, The Poetry Society: reading
       & London launch of Dry Stone Work
Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland:
      The Fields of War - performance with Chrys Salt
Aberfeldy, Tay & Tummel Festival: reading
Dunbar, Coastword Festival: reading
Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts: The Fields of War - performance with Chrys Salt
Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland: Trio Verso
Galloway, The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet: The Fields of War - performance with Chrys Salt
Edinburgh, Hidden Door Festival: Trio Verso

2013
Norwich, Cafe Writers: reading
Perth, A K Bell Library: adjudication of William Soutar Writing Competition
Ludlow, Poetry Fringe Festival: reading
Hebden Bridge, Bookshop poetry nights: reading
Aberdeen, Books & Beans poetry series: reading

2012 
Edinburgh, 10 Red, Persevere Bar, Leith: reading
Manchester Literature Festival: anthology launch
Wigtown Literary Festival, Dumfries & Galloway: Trio Verso & Robinson perfromances
Newcastle, Gallery North: anthology launch
Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library: Absent Voices filmpoem presentation
St Andrews University Open Association: talk on Norman MacCaig

2011 
Durham: Colpitts Poetry series: reading
Ted Hughes Festival, Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire: Trio Verso performance
Wigtown Literary Festival, Dumfries & Galloway: reading & talk; judging poetry competition
Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre: performance with Trio Verso
On the Rocks festival, St Andrews: premiere of Robinson, setting of author's poem
            for 20 piece jazz orchestra by Richard Ingham
Dundee Rep Theatre: poetry & music performance with Dave Burnett

2010
Dundee Literary Festival: reading & interview
Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Scottish Borders: reading & interview
Cumbria, Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere: Arc Publishers reading
Winter Words Festival, Pitlochry, Perthshire: reading & interview
Galloway, The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet: Trio Verso
Edinburgh International Book Festival: reading
Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library: Poetry Association of Scotland reading
Callander Poetry Weekend: poetry & music performance with Dave Burnett

2009
Edinburgh International Book Festival: reading
Wigtown Literary Festival, Dumfries & Galloway: reading & chairing events
Glasgow, Last Monday at the Rio: Trio Verso
St Andrews, The Gateway: launch of The Book of Belongings
Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library: launch of The Book of Belongings
Glasgow College of Art, St Mungo’s Mirrorball: reading
Aberdeenshire, Wordfringe Festival, Pennan: Trio Verso
Edinburgh, Poetry at the GRV: reading

2008
Wigtown Literary Festival, Dumfries & Galloway: reading
Edinburgh, St Giles High Kirk: work with Rebecca Rowe, performed by Capella Nova
University of St Andrews Music Centre: Trio Verso
Edinburgh, Scottish Book Trust: reading
Edinburgh College of Art: reading with recital by Anna Poole
Callander Poetry Weekend: Trio Verso

2007
University of St Andrews, St Salvador's Chapel: Trio Verso

2006
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy: Gallery Readings

2005
Words Out! Festival, Perth: Poetry at the Brickworks
Glasgow College of Art, St Mungo’s Mirrorball: reading

2004
Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library: Poetry Association of Scotland reading
Wigtown Literary Festival, Dumfries & Galloway: reading
Skye, An Tuireann Arts Centre, Portree: reading
Dumfries & Galloway Silver Arts Festival: reading & masterclass
Glasgow, The Mitchell Library: reading
St Andrews, All Saints Hall: book launch

2003
Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland: reading
Norwich, University of East Anglia, Pen & Inc Press: Reactions book launch reading

2002
Edinburgh International Book Festival: performance with Wendy Stewart
Pittenweem Arts Festival, Fife: reading
Glasgow Cathedral: Scottish premiere of Elegy for Colum Cille setting of author's poem
           by Rebecca Rowe, performed by Capella Nova
Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh & St Paul's, Dundee: Elegy for Colum Cille setting of author's
          poem by Rebecca Rowe, performed by Capella Nova

2000
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Herefordshire: reading
Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library: Poetry Association of Scotland reading
London, St Columba’s Church: premiere of Elegy for Colum Cille setting of author's poem by
          Rebecca Rowe, performed by Capella Nova

1999
Dumfries, Gracefield Arts Centre: reading
London, The Poetry Society Poetry Café: reading
Glasgow, BBC Radio Scotland: reading
St Andrews, Crawford Arts Centre: reading

1998
Dumfries & Galloway, Kircudbright Arts Festival: reading
Edinburgh Poetry Festival: performance with Wendy Stewart
St Andrews, St Leonards School: reading & performance with Wendy Stewart

1997
Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow: performance with Wendy Stewart
Edinburgh International Book Festival: performance with Wendy Stewart
St Andrews, Crawford Arts Centre: reading

1996
Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland: book launch
St Andrews, Cawford Arts Centre: book launch
Glasgow, BBC Radio Scotland: performance with Wendy Stewart
Edinburgh, Museum of Scotland: book launch
Edinburgh, Radio Forth: reading

1995
Aberdeen Art Gallery: Postcard Exhibition launch & reading
Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone Art College: reading

1994
Glasgow, BBC Radio Scotland: reading
Sutherland, Tulloch Castle, Dingwall: reading

Plus numerous readings for Edinburgh's Shore Poets 1991-2000 & Pittenweem Arts Festival's Cave Readings 1996-1999.