Events - Festival 2020

Past & Present

Friday 6 March, 11:30 - 12:30
Holy Trinity, Queens Terrace - Small Hall
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Emma Sutton on Robert Louis Stevenson, Martin Malone on Hugh MacDiarmid

Our Past & Present events offer a chance to discover new favourite poets, or to see poets you think you know from a new angle. Today we'll be talking about two writers who shaped the course of Scottish literature. Emma Sutton will be sharing her enthusiasm for Robert Louis Stevenson, with a particular focus on his time in the South Pacific and on his music. Best known of course for his novels, which include Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the writer was also prolific when it came to poems and songs, and his output was to influence generations of writers. Martin Malone, meanwhile, will be discussing Hugh MacDiarmid, with a particular focus on the poet's time in Shetland. MacDiarmid was a founding member of the National Party of Scotland and was fundamental in making Scots a literary language to be taken seriously.

Martin Malone: Vega Brennan


Small Hall – Holy Trinity, Queens Terrace

Location: Queens Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9QF

Includes: Small hall, large hall

The Holy Trinity Church Halls were built to house the congregation of Holy Trinity Church at a time of major refurbishment to the...