Glasgow : 2019

Performing with Trio Verso for John Cavanagh's music sessions at the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.
left to right: Richard Ingham (tenor sax); Louise Major (double bass); BJ (spoken word)

Dumfrieshire : 2018

Performing The Fields of War at A' the Airts, Sanquhar for Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival with collaborator Chrys Salt.

Italy : 2018

Reading at the finale event of Poetry Vicenza in the Palladio designed Theatro Olympico.

Italy : 2018

The line up of poets and others  after our reading at Ca' Foscari University, Venice.
(l to r) Mite Stefoski (Macedonia), Prof marco Fazinni, Douglas reid Skinner (South Africa), the author, Jean Johnstone, Martin Solotruk (Slovakia) & Habib Tengour (Algeria).

Edinburgh : 2017

Trio Verso's tenth anniversary performance at the Scottish Poetry Library. Richard Ingham (saxes), Lou Major (bass) & special guest Colin Steele (trumpet) with the author on spoken word.

Dundee : 2017

Presenting Double Exposure: a memoir at the Dundee Liteary Festival with chair Peggy Hughes and fellow memoir author Anne Pia.

St Andrews : 2017

Stopping the Photo/Fixing the Poem - giving a 'PhotoPoetry' reading at the Byre Theatre for St Andrews Photography Festival.

Galloway : 2017

Discussing Double Exposure: a memoir with chair Karen Campbell at the Big Lit Festival in Gatehouse-of-Fleet.

Newburgh : 2016

Reading at Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh, Fife as part of the International Year of Architecture.

Granada: 2016

Reading at Poesía en el Laurel, with MC Rosa Gamero, in the garden of San Luis el Real, La Zubia, Granada.

Dundee : 2014

Book signing with Tom Pow after our joint reading at the Dundee Literary Festival.

Québec : 2014

Reading in the Café-Bar Zenob at the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival in Québec, with Caroline Louisseize reading the translations.

St Andrews : 2014

Taking part in the National Collective literary event in support of the campaign for Scottish independence.
left to right: Jenny Lindsay, BJ, Billy Kay, Robert Crawford, Anna Crowe & Zoe Venditozzi.

Edinburgh : 2014

Performing with Trio Verso at the Hidden Door Festival in the Jeffrey Street Vaults.
left to right: Richard Ingham (sax); Louise Major (double bass); BJ.

Manchester : 2012

Reading Marilyn Monroe poem at the launch of the Split Screen anthology at the Manchester Literature Festival.

Galloway : 2012

Performing with Trio Verso and two guest musicians at the Wigtown Book Festival.
left to right: Colin Steele (trumpet); Richard Ingham (sax); BJ; Louise Major (double bass); John Kenny (trombone).

Edinburgh : 2012

Participating in the live reading of Treasure Island at the National Portrait Gallery on Robert Louis Stevenson Day.

New York : 2012

Reading at the Zinc Bar, Greenwich Village, New York City.

Nicaragua : 2011

Main stage reading at the International Festival of Poetry in Granada with translator into Spanish Víctor Rodríguez Núñez.

New York : 2011

Performing at the Roger Smith Art Hotel annual poetry dinner with Ben Bryden (tenor sax).

St Andrews : 2011

At the premiere of Robinson by Richard Ingham, setting the author's text for 20 piece jazz orchestra, soloists & narrators at On the Rocks festival.
left to right: John Kenny (trombone); Colin Steele (trumpet); BJ; Richard Ingham (conductor); Chrys Salt & Ryan Van Winkle (narrators).

St Andrews : 2010

With Seamus Heaney at StAnza 2010, the author's last as Festival Director.

Edinburgh : 2009

Launching second full collection The Book of Belongings at the Scottish Poetry Library.

St Andrews : 2009

At the launch of the StAnza Poetry Festival with guest speaker Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, Artistic Director Eleanor Livingstone and Convenor Colin Will.

Italy : 2009

Live on stage with reader of translations and MC at the Arezzo Festival in Tuscany.

Italy : 2009

Signing the colophons at the launch of the chapbook Terra Incognita, with Douglas Dunn and Italian editor Marco Fazzini at L'Officina Studio, Vicenza.

Edinburgh : 2009

Performing at the Traverse Theatre's poetry sessions with Trio Verso.
left to right: Richard Ingham (bass clarinet); Louise Major (double bass); BJ.

Sweden : 2005

On stage with Swedish translator Boel Schenlaer at the Södermalms Poetry Festival, Stockholm.

Edinburgh : 2004

With Louis de Berniers at the photoshoot for the StAnza programme launch in the National Library of Scotland.

Poland : 1998

On stage with Polish (Gorale dialect) translator Piotr Bies at jazz club performance, Krakow.

Edinburgh : 1992

With Norman MacCaig at the reception before a joint reading for Shore Poets' first anniversary.

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