Events - Festival 2020

Coastlines: Sea poetry from Tentsmuir

Wednesday 4 March, 14:00 - 15:45
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
free / ticketed
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

A relaxed poetry reading from Anna Crowe, Jim Crumley and Valerie Gillies

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, located a few miles north of St Andrews, has invited some favourite poets to read poems which engage with waves and tides, beaches and seas, life’s ebb and flow. The event will also include a multi-sensory poem, performed here for the very first time.

Scottish Natural Heritage are running a competition for poetry about Tentsmuir and they hope to announce the winner at this event. More information on this, and details of how to enter, are available at the competition online page.

This will be a relaxed event. We hope many people may choose to attend a relaxed performance, either as an access requirement or to enjoy the inclusive environment. The event also partners with PAMIS, the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families.

Immediately before this event, the poet Ken Cockburn will lead a coastal poetry walk, starting at the British Golf Museum at 12.30 and arriving at the Byre Theatre just before 14.00.

In partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and PAMIS

Participants: Anna Crowe, Jim Crumley, and Valerie Gillies
Jim Crumley: Polly Pullar


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...