Posts Tagged ‘Lise Sinclair’

Wordplay 2011

Posted by on August 24th, 2011 2 Comments

Wordplay 2011, the tenth Book Festival is run by Shetland Arts Development Agency. The festival will be held in Islesburgh Community Centre, in Lerwick and will feature a stunning cast of writers, comedians, journalists, broadcasters, visual artists, no less than three makers (poet laureates) and at least one CBE. It will run from 6.30pm on

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White Below, a collection of short stories and poems by Shetland writers

Posted by on May 7th, 2010 No Comments

White Below, published by Hansel Cooperative Press, is a collection of short stories and poems by six Shetland writers.  As the title suggests, the writing focuses on Shetland’s fishing culture, and the writers involved have used conversations with fishermen, gutters and their families, to develop new works with a common theme.
Laureen Johnson, who researched…

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Shetland Rhythms – Stanza 2010

Posted by on March 17th, 2010 No Comments

Stanza is a world renowned poetry festival that takes place in St Andrews in Fife, annually in March. This year it will feature Nobel Literature Prize winner, Seamus Heaney. On Saturday 20th March, at 2.15pm in the Byre Theatre, there will be an event entitled Rhythms of Shetland.
The event, already sold out, will feature…

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Lise Sinclair’s Empty Ocean on Radio 3 – 23/1/10

Posted by on January 19th, 2010 No Comments

On Saturday 23rd January at 21:30 Radio 3 are to re-broadcast Jessica Isaac’s programme made in Fair Isle in May 2009 inspired by the song “Empty Ocean” by Fair Isle singer Lise Sinclair which she recorded with composer Damian Montagu from London. The song is based on a poem by Shetland’s Paulo Dante, “The Halibut…

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Shetland Poets “on the Road”

Posted by on July 2nd, 2009 No Comments

Thursday 2nd July. Jen Hadfield  is to appear this evening at the Scottish Poetry Library, in Edinburgh. The TS Eliot prize winner, who lives and works in Shetland – when she is not away sooth making an increasing amount of public appearances, performing her poetry and leading poetry writing workshops –  is the Scottish Poetry…

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