Events - Festival 2021

Festival Launch Extravaganza

Wednesday 4 March, 18:30 - 20:45
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
free / ticketed

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2020

Raise a glass with us as we officially launch StAnza 2020! With an opening night extravaganza packed with poems, film, art and music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Experience performances by some of the most established names in poetry, and welcome upcoming talent that we’re sure you’ll love. Alongside their words will be a selection of the filmpoems and digital installations to be enjoyed during the festival—and of course some music guaranteed to set your feet tapping. We dare you to leave the night without a new favourite poet, tune or StAnza memory. Our special guest, Val McDermid, will be opening the festival.

Val McDermid: KT Bruce
Anthony Anaxagorou: Julian Knox
Matthew Caley: Iris Hobson-Mazur
Robbie MacLeòid: I Am Loud
Maitreyabandhu: Nick Cunard
Alannah Moar: Ewan Harvey Photography


Auditorium – Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

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 &...