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The Concert for Brownsbank 2020 2-3 Days

The Concert for Brownsbank 2020

This year’s Concert for Brownsbank will take place on Saturday 19 September at The Corn Exchange Biggar. An outstanding programme has been organised - Students from Biggar High School will read Hugh Mac-Diarmid’s work as well as other Scottish poetry. Alan Riach and James Robertson will present pieces from their own work. Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim’s film of James Robertson, shot at the cottage, remembering his time as writer-in-residence at Brownsbank 1993-1995 will be shown. In the second half MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank is delighted to announce that the quartet THE GALLOWAY AGREE-MENT will perform. The group is a collaboration featuring Wendy Stewart (clarsach, vocals), Ruth Morris (alto and tenor sax and nykel harpa) Gavin Marwick (fiddle..

Date: Saturday 19 September

Red Squirrel Press presents a Poem-a-thon in aid of MacDiarmid's Brownsbank New 2-3 Days

Red Squirrel Press presents a Poem-a-thon in aid of MacDiarmid's Brownsbank

Poets reading for 10 minute slots at a cost of £10.00, 2 minutes for introductions, 8 minutes poems. After payment has been made to BLF, a slot will be allocated. 50 word bio required by Red Squirrel Press. ..

Date: Saturday 17 October

Poet Tree 2-3 Days

Poet Tree

Bring your family and share your favourite poem on Biggar Park’s “poet tree”. Join [poet name TBC] for a spoken word performance and create your own poems during a poetry workshop...

Date: Saturday 24 October