Saturday August 17th
7.00 for 7.30
Peter’s will be a well known voice to any Radio 4 addict but his many stage appearances are no less impressive. He has been a member of both The Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company, appeared in London’s West End. has played Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, and founded The Godot Company with Beckett’s publisher John Calder. Film credits include United 93, Love Actually, Event Horizon, Judge Dredd and The Emerald Forest. He has revoiced countless feature films and recorded numerous audio books including Joseph O’Connor's Star of the Sea, Geraldine Brooks' March and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Peter will be previewing an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s novella COMPANY at The Bakehouse prior to performing it at The International Beckett Festival in Enniskillen alongside the likes of Hollywood actress Winona Ryder, Fiona Shaw and Juliet Stevenson!
Some of you may remember seeing Peter’s wonderful performance at the Dumfries and Galloway Festival this year. We are delighted to welcome him back to Gatehouse.
Tickets: £7.00/£6.00 concs.
March 21st 7.30
Reel Festival: A reception and readings at The Bakehouse for poets from Iraq and around Scotland.
This very special event features Iraqi poetry from Ghareeb Iskander, Sabreen Khadhim, Zahir Mousa, Awezan Nouri with new translations from John Glenday, Jen Hadfield, William Letford and Krystelle Bamford. Reel Festival will also present short readings for Iraq by your favourite poets from around Scotland including Liz Niven, Tom Pow, Chrys Salt, Hugh McMillan, Elspeth Brown, Donald Adamson, John Hudson, Alan McClure and Angus Macmillan. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Iraqi poets, to engage, to ask questions and to enjoy the riches harvested from translation.
Saturday March 2nd 7.00 for 7.30
Stewart Conn grew up in Ayrshire and has for many years lived in Edinburgh. From 2002-05 he was the city’s inaugural Makar. Publications include Ghosts at Cockcrow and The Breakfast Room (Bloodaxe Books) and as editor100 Favourite Scottish Poems and 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems (Luath Press).
Saturday November 24th 7.00 for 7.30
Prize- winning poet A C Clarke has had three full collections published, most recently Fr Meslier’s Confession, inspired by the atheist priest, Jean Meslier (Oversteps Books 2012). Her pamphlet A Natural Curiosity, inspired by Glasgow’s Museum of Anatomy, was shortlisted for this year’s Callum Macdonald award for Pamphlet Poetry.
Saturday April 28th
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Tom Pow is one of Scotland’s finest poets. Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust/Scottish Arts Council Poetry Book of the Year in 2009, the same year In The Becoming - New and Selected Poems was published. Locating the Nest, an exhibition with Lizzie Farey and Hugh Bryden is running at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh from 27 April till 22 July.
Burns Night at the Bakehouse
Saturday January 21st 2012
An evening of Rabbie Burns, Love, Death, Spooky Stories and Witchcraft. Sheena is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute.
Jo Clifford and John Harrison
Saturday November 26th 2011
Jo Clifford is a playwright and performer. She is the author and translator of approx 80 works for every dramatic medium. Her plays include Every One, Faust, Anna Karenina, and Life is a Dream for the Lyceum and Losing Venice, Light in the Village, and Inés de Castro for the Traverse.