Hullo, bonjour, ’boutye comrades.
We hope this finds you well. We can’t entirely believe it but the end of Season 3 of Rally & Broad approacheth (Friday 19th June in Edinburgh; Sunday 28th June in Glasgow). It’s been a helluva year, which really started proper with our special Ampersand Unbound at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last August.
This year, we launched our second monthly cabaret on Sunday afternoons in Glasgow (Stereo, we love yer); set up a sold out masterclass series exploring different aspects of spoken word and performance with proper incredible facilitators like Francesca Beard, Salena Godden, Harry Giles and Elspeth Murray; swanned about Scotland with workshops and shows from Wick to Dumfries & Galloway; helped A New International launch their stunning album ‘Come To The Fabulon’; saw Zara Gladman sing a song about crayfish to a room full of streaming faces in Dunbar; wore matching PJ’s (of course…) on stage for The Hangover Edition…ooo, check out the highlights below!
We’ll be doing a few things in August, with the Festival of Politics and Unbound at the Book Festival again (more on that later). We’re also waiting to hear on our next funding application (fingers, toes, knees, EVERYTHING crossed, please! We’ll be walking funny from now till the end of July…) and after that, will be able to tell ye more about what’s happening with Rally & Broad: Season 4. Oh, we’ll be back, by hook or by crook…and some things are gonna change….
In the meantime. Thank you so so much to all those who have performed, supported, danced, sang, given words and attended Rally & Broad over the past year. We couldn’t – wouldn’t – do it without ye and we love yer lots and lots. Yes, even Rally, with all her threats of shinkickings. Let’s have a pint sometime.
See ye soon,
Rally & Broad
Rally & Broad: Season 3! has seen the likes o’…
- October – Bigmouth Strikes Again! With Inua Ellams, The Jellyman’s Daughter, Anneliese Mackintosh, Hailey Beavis & Toby Campion (Edinburgh), and Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh (Glasgow).
- November – The Eureka Moment! With Loud Poets, Blank Canvas, Julia Taudevin, Dol Eoin Mackinnon and AJ McKenna (Edinburgh), and Aidan Moffat, The Strange Blue Dreams, Rosie Garland, Martin O’Connor and Chrissy Barnacle.
- December! Never Mind The FullStops Takeover/The Hangover Special! With Paula Varjack & Dan Simpson, The Black Diamond Express, Michael Pedersen & Chrissy Barnacle (Edinburgh), and nic e melville, Zara Gladman & The Wee Terrors, Sam Small, Becci Wallace and Leo Glaister (Glasgow).
- January – The Apology Shop! With Francesca Beard, Hector Bizerk, Emily Dodd, Christopher Willatt and Jess Smith (Edinburgh), and Liz Lochhead, Bram E Gieben, Carly Brown, Kevin Gilday and Shambles Miller (Glasgow).
- February – Oh Bondage! Up Yours! With Salena Godden, Kirsty Law, Katherine McMahon, Graeme Hawley and Liz Cronin (Edinburgh), and Harry Giles, The Jellyman’s Daughter, Rose Ruane, Jim Monaghan and Genesee (Glasgow).
- March – Dance While The Sky Crashes Down. With RM Hubbert, Alan Bissett, Lynsey May, Elyssa Vulpes and the 2015 Scottish Slam Champ [clue: it was Bram E Gieben] (Edinburgh), and Apocalypse Redux, No More Tiger, Hannah Jane Walker, Calum Rodger and Josephine Sillars (Glasgow).
- April – Can’t Buy Me Love! With Bella Hardy, William Letford, Emma Jane Unsworth, Freddie Alexander and Faith Eliott (Edinburgh), and Luke Wright, Jonnie Common, Kirstin Innes, Katy Hastie and The Creative Martyrs (Glasgow).
- May – Because The Night (in association with the Mental Health Foundation). With Aidan Moffat, Kathryn Joseph, Anneliese Mackintosh, Colin McGuire and Liz Cronin (Edinburgh), and Caroline Bird, Alan Bissett, The Last September, Marianne MacRae and Hailey Beavis (Glasgow).