wordfringe 2008 Event CalendarPerformersVenue MapsDownloadsReviews

wordfringe 2008

Wordfringe: artwork by Shade Wizard


Wordfringe 2008
Pushing Out the Boat
Everything but the Truth
Shetland Night
All Said and Dunne
Poetic Off Licence
Exploring Narrative Voices
New York Dialogues and Island Blethers
Four Paris Poets
Open Poetry Night
Building a Character through Dialogue
How to move your work forward
Ron Butlin with Aberdeen Writers' Circle
Poetry Scotland on the Road
Writing and Performing in Practice
Spirit of the Deveron
Poems of Quality
AB24: Poems from a Postcode
Poetry and Music of All the Faiths
Hooked by Emerald Froth
Demented Eloquence & Wordcraft Slam
Banchory Young Poets
Family Snaps
A Celebration of Childhood

Family Snaps

A celebration of the family in poetry, music and song with projected photos

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Gordon Highlanders Museum [Venue 10]

Family Snaps

L to R: Morag Skene, Eddie Gibbons, Paulina Vanderbilt, Keith Murray, Catriona Yule, Gerard Rochford

Photo by Roger Barnett

Combining words and pictures can be a risky undertaking: who needs words, you may think, when a picture says so much on its own? But a picture can also prompt thoughts, memories, explorations that go far beyond what it itself can show.

Poets Eddie Gibbons, Catriona Yule, Keith Murray, Paulina Vanderbilt and Gerard Rochford took us on a journey that began with family photographs (many of these touching and diverting in themselves) and led us through a whole landscape of thought: parents watching their children, children watching parents and grandparents; adult children looking back in understanding and forward in fear and hope; the small universals rendered both intensely personal and completely universal.

Songs from Paulina and Morag Skene, and guitar from Ian Watt, helped build and shift the atmospheres of this beautifully-judged event.

Judith Taylor

Ian Watt

L: Ian Watt; R: Morag Skene, Paulina Vanderbilt

Photos by Roger Barnett

Morag Skene, Paulina Vanderbilt

Promoted by

Dead Good Poets

Supported by

Awards for All
Gordon Highlanders Museum


wordfringe 2008 Event CalendarPerformersVenue MapsDownloadsReviews

Terms and Conditions • Website © HH0 2006–2016