Rally & Broad in August…Festival of Politics, Jura Unbound & SHIFT/!

As Harry Giles, or possibly Andy Field, or someone else, once said…’Edinburgh. It’s a city, not a month.’ 

But having said that…the Festival is coming. You can smell the greasepaint. So, we thought we’d flag up the delights that Rally & Broad will be serving up a little early, just so you can pencil them in t’diary, ken?


  • Saturday 15th August…Rally & Broad at The Festival of Politics! With A New International and Sophia Walker. 430 – 530pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood. Free & unticketed.
  • Sunday 30th August…Rally & Broad present The Interpretation Edition at Jura Unbound! With RM Hubbert, Chrissy Barnacle, Harry Giles, Rebecca Green, Bram E Gieben and Jonathan Lamy. 9 – 11pm, The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Free & unticketed.
  • 6 – 28th August… SHIFT/ – A Best of Scottish Spoken Word! New solo shows from Rachel Amey, Bram E Gieben, Harry Giles, Jenny Lindsay, Ali Maloney, Rachel McCrum & Sam Small. 930 – 1030pm, Cairns Lecture Theatre, Summerhall. Tickets £6, available here.

The Festival of Politics 2015: ‘Be Inspired to See the World Differently’


With an Internationalism theme at the Festival of Politics in Holyrood this year, who else could we invite to the stage but award winning, internationally touring poet Sophia Walker (winner of 2012 Poetry Olympics Slam, and winner of the PBH Best Spoken Word Show Award ‘Around the World in 8 Mistakes), and Rally & Broad favourites A New International?


The show will take place in the Cafe Atrium in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, from 430 – 530pm on Saturday 15th August. It’s free & unticketed…’mon down! 

Jura Unbound at Edinburgh International Book Festival


Ye said wha?

This year’s Book Festival is all about trading stories, communication and translation so we took a side swipe, comme toujours…exploring all things translation, interpretation and (mis)communication with us is one heckuva stellar lineup:

RM Hubbert! Chrissy Barnacle! Harry Giles! Rebecca Green! Bram E Gieben! Jonathan Lamy (Montreal)! And us! Talking! Spraffing! Trying to get the point across…somehow…

9 – 11pm on Sunday 30th August, the Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens. Free & unticketed, but get down early to get a seat! Ours is a whisky & ginger….xx


Harry Bram Rebecca Jonathan


SHIFT/ – a Best of Scottish Spoken Word

Last but most definitely not least….Jenny & Rachel (aka Rally & Broad) are thrilled and delighted to be part of SHIFT/ this August, a new collective featuring some of the best of spoken word in Scotland at  the moment. Alongside Rachel Amey, Bram E Gieben, Harry Giles, Ali Maloney and Sam Small, they’ll be presenting their debut solo shows ‘Do Not Alight Here Again’ (Rachel McCrum) and ‘Ire & Salt’ (Jenny Lindsay).


SHIFT/ is a whole new way of working…each performer takes a different night of the week for their show. So, on Mondays, you can see Sam Small’s Love & Other Drugs, Thursday is Rachel Amey’s Peacock Blue, Friday is Harry Giles and his DRONE, Saturday you WILL get wet with Ali Maloney’s Hydronomicon and Sunday is Ex Nihilo with Bram E Gieben. For more info on each of the shows (and to buy tickets!), see here…

And don’t miss the very special Preview shows for a taster of each, on Wednesday 5th August, 930 – 1030pm – just £3!

That’s all! Have an AMAZING August, loves, and if we don’t see ye then, we’ll catch on the flipside…


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