[ah, but they’re all heroes to us…Ed]
ROSS SUTHERLAND – Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has three collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), and Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London.
After winning everyone over at our End of Term Party in June, we simply had to have the man back to do it again. He’s bloody marvellous. Check oot the quotes!
“His understated cooing over the minutiae of every day life is transformed into bouncing astral straddling ditties” – Drowned In Sound
“Skewed-pop amble is a lo-fi electro-folk wonder” – The List Magazine
“Gorgeous debut solo album” – The Scotsman
[Nah – they don’t do him justice. Come see him instead, you rogues. Ed]
Award winning Live Artist / Theatre Maker/ Director originally from Inverness and currently living and working in Edinburgh. Her work Flâneurs was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First in 2012 during the Edinburgh Fringe. Her live art happening “It’s Ok, It’s Only Temporary” (the apple smashing piece) gained her notoriety after she was temporarily banned from a Scottish venue. This piece went on to tour the UK to venues including the Forest Fringe, The Basement, Brighton, and Out of the Blue, Edinburgh.
Poet and critic. Munoz’s first publication, “Close” (Happenstance Press) contains poems about Canada and Scotland, streets and snow, lakes and trains. She discusses relationships, travelling and multi-culturalism. Her poetic forms range from fragmented vignettes to longer narrative works. And she’s darn guid, likes.
Edinburgh favourite for her polemical poetry and slick performances, Rachel Amey is the Bongo Club Slam champion 2013 and was also a finalist in this year’s BBC Festival Slam.