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Ian Stephen with Norman Chalmers and Alex Patience

Saturday 20 May 2006


The Lemon Tree

Admission 7 (5 concession)

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A programme of poetry, storytelling and music including the premiere of a new silent movie: The Salt Cellar and Netmenders, an act of memory in poetry, film and performance.

Ian Stephen (RLS Award, Creative Scotland Award) is a former Coastguard Officer who makes work in many mediums but usually with language at its core. He recently represented Scotland at Poetry Without Borders (Czech Republic). Ian's recent work in theatre has included Seven Hunters as part of the Highland Festival and Brazil 12 Scotland Nil which Bird of Paradise theatre company toured in 2005.

Norman Chalmers is a musician, writer and photographer. He is a member of Jock Tamson's Bairns and The Cauld Blast Orchestra. Norman has worked all over Scotland and toured internationally. He often works in theatre and has been involved with productions for many theatre companies; from Communicado to the Mull Little Theatre. He is regularly involved in mixed-media performances especially when they involve water. Musician-in-residence for the Hebridean Maritime Festival and was a collaborative artist, who with Ian Stephen, sailed the poetry boat down to StAnza Festival.

Alex Patience studied theatre in Aberdeen and then in Canada. She was co-founder and Artistic Director of Maenad Theatre which produced new works for performance and created/programmed a three week festival of new works including performance, theatre, dance, poetry and comedy. Alex is a performer, director and interdisciplinary artist who has toured and performed internationally. She has recently created audio art walks based on the stories of residents in the village where she lives Portskerra, Melvich on the North coast.

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Sponsored by Lemon Tree Writers in association with The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen City Council & Aberdeen Central Library / Live Literature Scotland (Scottish Book Trust)