Rally & Broad relaunches on Friday 18th October at The Counting House, Edinburgh. Doors at 730pm. Oh, we’d love to see you there…
Hi there. How’ve you been? You look just lovely today. We’re doing well, thanks. It’s been a busy ol’ summer for R&B, dabbling in such lyrical delights as running the first ever Poetry Slam at the Festival of Politics in August. Which got us a mention in a motion in Parliament…we are poetry in motion…[Ed: Ladies. Focus. ]
Oh, okay then.
WE’RE BACK! We have a wonderful new series of cabarets running for you handsome folk over the coming months, kicking off on Friday 18 October with a gorgeous, coruscating [Ed: Someone’s been reading a dictionary…] line up. Feast your eyes…
TIM TURNBULL: Turnbull is eminently accessible and affably deadpan, combining caustic commentary and dark humour. As well as producing shows incorporating music, visuals and some rudimentary tap dancing, he has published two acclaimed collections of poetry and a number of pamphlets with Donut Press. His work has been translated into German and Catalan.
DEGNA STONE: Degna Stone is a poet who doesn’t believe in the divide between page and stage. She has performed at StAnza, The Golden Hour and on The Verb. She is a co-founder of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine and edits Deseeded, an online poetry anthology. Her second pamphlet “(Record and Play)” is published by Red Squirrel Press.
HAILEY BEAVIS: Based in Edinburgh, singer/ songwriter Hailey Beavis is testament to true creative art (and a Rally & Broad favourite). Musician, writer and artist, Norfolk born Hailey is currently recording her debut album, due for release in 2014. Her voice and songs are honest and true to her life experiences, revealing a boundless and free imagination.
RUTH MILLS: Ruth Mills is one of Scotland’s leading dancers, choreographers and movement directors. She has become known for teaming this expertise with a passion for new music and film, her creations often extending out of theatre in to film and music video. Her work is provocative, intelligent and political, with the odd comic twist.
HOMESICK ALDO: Homesick Aldo is a Blues based harmonica player and vocalist. Inspired by the old Blues material of Sonny Boy Williamson/Sonny Terry yet throwing in a little beatboxing and other modern influences, Homesick Aldo is a visual and aural spectacle that has been steadily transfixing audiences in Edinburgh and beyond.
And as ever…your congenial and fancily frocked hosts will be Jenny Lindsay (The Big Word/ Is This Poetry?/BBC Slam Winner 2012) & Rachel McCrum (Callum Macdonald Award winner 2013/ BBC Slam Runner Up 2013)
“What you get from attending nights like this is a strong sense that something as simple as the human voice speaking beautiful words sincerely meant can cut through all the snares and distractions of our modern lives.” (Peter Ross, Scotland on Sunday)