Events - Festival 2021


Thursday 5 March, 10:00 - Sunday 8 March, 20:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 2 Festival Desk

Take one of Alec Finlay’s poetic walking sticks for a stroll around town—free against a refundable deposit

Alec Finlay has created a selection of walking sticks incorporating brief poetry texts. These will be available to borrow—against a refundable deposit—from the Festival Desk. We invite you to borrow one or more during your visit to the festival and take it for a walk from event to event or further round the town. If demand exceeds the number of walking sticks, you will be able to sign up to the waiting list to collect one later during the festival.  


Alec will be reading at our Thursday Five O’Clock Verses. Keep an eye out too for his poem-labels at the Preservation Trust Museum.

Participants: Alec Finlay
Alec Finlay: Tom Mannion


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 2 Festival Desk

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 &...