+3 Interview: Loud Poets

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“Some poems have been written solo and some together, but they’re organised too to create a narrative of how we make poetry loud.”

WHO: Catherine Wilson, Organiser

WHAT: “This is slam style, make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Featuring the best spoken word artists from Scotland and beyond. Performing with a live band which means an exciting, different show every night.”

WHERE: Scottish Storytelling Centre (Venue 30)

WHEN: 21:00 (60 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is our third year at Edinburgh Fringe, and we’re also based in Edinburgh: running monthly nights there and in Glasgow. It’s fantastic to be able to perform the Fringe show in our home, and already know how to navigate the city.

Tell us about your show.

Our show is a showcase of the best spoken word from Scotland and beyond, we wrote the show together to create a line-up of poetry with music and projections. Some poems have been written solo and some together, but they’re organised too to create a narrative of how we make poetry loud – how we transform spoken word into something more than just the writing and actually a performance.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

There’s a wealth of spoken word on across the city, if you hang around Banshee Labirynth you can catch incredible amounts of pay what you wish. We’re excited to see acts such as Sara Hirsch and Ben Fagan, Dan Simpson and Andrew Blair and Ross Mcleary. Outside of spoken word we’re also fans of the improvised comedy group Men with Coconuts!


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