Rally & Broad in Glasgowtown, 30th April 2014!

The Victoria Bar, The Tron, Trongate, Glasgow. 830pm – 1030pm, 30 April 2014. Tickets £5, available on the door or from http://www.tron.co.uk/event/performance-poetry.

(and a complimentary glass of anCnoc whiskey for every ticket holder!)

Can you believe we’re onto our 4th Glasgow cabaret? No, neither can we…only a few more to go, comradges, and then some VERY exciting news about a two day Rally & Broad event at the end of  July…hold onto yer pints, m’dears!

In the meantime! For your listening and viewing pleasure in just a week and a bit’s time! We present…




Raymond’s first short story collection,Occasional Demons, was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book award. The film of his first screenplay,The Practicality of Magnolia, won two BAFTA New Talent awards, including Best TV Drama, and was nominated in the Best Screenplay category.


…Soltysek writes broadly in a ‘Glasgow-style’ – powerful, sinuous, disturbing and, at times, violent – but scratch beneath the ink and you’ll find Occasional Demonsis suffused with a subconscious central European sensibility. [He is an] expressionist, muscular [writer] who draws on the darkest recesses of the human soul.”

Suhayl Saddi, “Who’s Next”,
Product magazine



Amy is a performer of poems, an editor of editions and lover of literature. She is the outgoing President of the Scottish Literature Society at Glasgow University, and has performed widely around Scotland including at the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival in 2013.



Glasgow based Prentice (also of euphoric pop duo Over The Wall) makes songs on his own that are angry and/or sad. He has just finished a Scotland wide tour of the new ceilidh-play Rantin’ with theatre makers Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin, and musician Drew Wright (aka Wounded Knee), and we are delighted to welcome him back to the R&B stage, especially in his home town.

Few capture loss (of youth, of love, of home) as acutely – as achingly – as Prentice, and his voice remains equal parts ecstatic and heartbreaking.” (The List)




Dumbarton-born poet Stephen Watt’s take on Glasgow social realism earned him bragging rights in 2011 after beating 8,000 other poets at the Poetry Rivals Slam in Peterborough. Since then, Stephen’s debut book ‘Spit’ with Bonacia Ltd sold out at his Glasgow Waterstones launch during 2012, and this was followed by the Federation of Writers Vernal Equinox crown in 2013.


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