Year of Young People

Image: Lyndsey Fineran

2018 will be Scotland’s Year of Young People and through various events and projects, StAnza will share, celebrate and support young people’s talent and contribution to Scottish culture and arts.

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Wed 7 March | 17:30 - 18:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

The Inklight Poets »

Student poetry showcase

Wed 7 March | 21:45 - 23:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar

The Blaze of Day »

New poems to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Scottish Young Foyle Winners »

Celebrating Scotland’s leading younger poets

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

In a Class of their Own »

Young voices on display

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Poetry Walk with Morag Wells »

Encounter verse around town: led by Morag Wells

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 11:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Theatre Garden

Poetry Café: Catherine Wilson, Hannah Raymond-Cox »

Lunch and lively poetry from two of the best poets to emerge from Scotland’s spoken word scene

Fri 9 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poems Aloud: University Library Poetry Recitation Competition »

Listen as judges choose the best recitation or performance of a published poem

Fri 9 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 10 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 10 March | 18:15 - 19:10 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Bairnsangs »

The past Scottish National Poet shares favourite poems with the young and the young at heart

Sun 11 March | 12:00 - 13:00 | £3.50/£2.50/£5.00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 11 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Catastrophe/Forms : WW1 in 9 Pictures »

A poetry performance created and arranged by Johann Reißer, performed by the Byre Youth Theatre under the direction of Ashley Foster and Stephen Jones

Sun 11 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 11 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers