The Hour’s Come (nearly, nearly)! And Kate Tempest!

In which we all stretch and say hello…and also KATE TEMPEST IS COMING!!! In partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, Saturday 25th October, 730 – 10pm. The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate. £7/£5. With support from Sam Small. Buy tickets here.


Hello. How are you today? We hope this finds you well, and that the summer has been good to you, if not for you. We’re currently gearing up for the launch of Season 3 here at Rally & Broad…cups of tea, chocolate, toast, more tea, more toast, gin, lots of bits of paper, absentmindedly stroking the cat, gin, the cat, gin, and did you remember to book such-and-such again? We’ll be launching the full programme for our October events soon…yes, eventS!

From October onwards, we’ll now be running monthly in Edinburgh on the third Friday of the month, in our new Hoose at The Bongo Club, and in Stereo, Glasgow on the fourth Sunday of the month!  More coming soon (*cough cough Inua Ellams cough cough*) but in the meantime, if you maybe want to save the dates in your diaries?

  • EDINBURGH: Friday 17th October, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. 7pm doors.  Show runs 7.30pm – 10pm. With Inua Ellams (ah!), Anneliese Mackintosh (ooh!), Toby Campion (ee!), and more TBC! £5
  • GLASGOW: Sunday 26th October, Stereo, Glasgow. 2.30pm doors. Show runs 3 – 5.30pm. With Leyla O’Reilly, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Declan Welsh and more tbc! £5



On Saturday 25th October, Rally & Broad is delighted to present, in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library, Kate Tempest! For the exclusive Scottish launch of her new collection with Picador, Hold Your Own.


Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc’s to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her epic poem Brand New Ancients won the 2013 Ted Hughes award and has performed to sold out audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Her plays include Wasted (with the Royal Court London), Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted; she has recorded an album, Balance, with her band Sound of Rum, and has her first novel coming out in 2015.  With Hold Your Own, Kate has created an ambitious, multi-voiced work around the mythical figure of Tiresias, to be told with her mesmerising and electric delivery.

More on Kate here:



_MG_5755Sam Small is the founder of Inn Deep poetry, Glasgow’s most exciting night for new voices. Sam himself is undoubtedly one of the most exciting, innovative new voices on the Scottish slam and spoken word scene, rapidly gaining notice for his rapid-fire word-play and electric performances.


Tickets can be bought in advance for the event here.


Phew. See you at the front?


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