Upcoming!

Ye Dancin’? – Rally & Broad, Edinburgh, May 20th.

Rally & Broad ‘Ye Dancin’ – Friday May 20th, 7pm, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. With…Paula Varjack! Black Doves! Harry Giles! Kirsty Law! Sam Small! £6 on the door or £5 in advance here

Oh, because we are most certainly askin’, comrades.

These are our penultimate shows of Season 4, and they are cracking. Time to get your feet, bodies, hearts and souls to tapping. We’ll see you on the floor. Ours is a rhumba and coke. 😉

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Joining us to make merry, this band of beautiful rogues! We’ll be welcoming to the stage…

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Rally & Broad Masterclass Showcase!

Thursday 14th April, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. 630 – 8pm. Tickets £3/£2, available on the door or in advance here.

With performances from… Gayle Black, Gavin Cameron, Adam Cheshire, Rosanna Hall, Hannah Lavery, Katharine MacFarlane, Colin McGuire, Lorna Simpson, Fiona Stirling, Angela Strachan, Agnes Torok and Mairi-Claire Traynor!

 

The Masterclasses!

In Spring 2016, Rally & Broad ran two weekend long masterclasses at the Scottish Poetry Library, with two of the most acclaimed poet-performers working in the UK today – Francesca Beard and Ross Sutherland.

The aim was to respond to a call for development for spoken word, poetry and performance in Scotland, to provide opportunities for artists from all backgrounds to explore new ways of presenting and writing for the stage, and to learn from some of the best around. In February, Francesca’s workshop focussed on ways to explore, clarify and expand the onstage persona, how we engage with audiences, and how to develop ideas into full blown shows. In April, Ross looked at turning traditional notions of spoken word upside down and inside out; of fraying the edges of the poem and letting them bleed into areas of broadcasting, videopoetry, installations and even conceptual art. A LOT of fun was had by all…

The Event!

On Thursday 14 April, we’re delighted to present short performances from the participants, showcasing some of the new skills and explorations that they took away from the weekends. It’s a cornucopia of exciting new voices in Scotland – come and see what they’ve got!

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The event will run 630pm – 8pm at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. Tickets are £3/£2 on the door, or in advance via Eventbrite here.

There will be a donations bar and plenty of post-showcase chat and merriment. Come down and celebrate these awesome new voices!

 

Love, Rally & Broad. xx

‘We Could Be Heroes’ – Glasgow

‘We Could Be Heroes’, Sunday 24th April, Stereo, Glasgow. Tickets £6 on the door or in advance here. With…Jo Clifford! Spook School! Scott Tyrrell! Viv Gee! Imogen Islay Hay!

 

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Just a couple of kooks…hello pals. April’s shows are about celebrating – not just all things Ziggy, Aladdin, The Thin White Duke and, of course, JARETH THE GOBLIN KING – but all our heroes, inspirations, shining stars. And joining us on stage to just this end…

 

…JO CLIFFORD!

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Jo is known as one of Scotland’s leading playwrights. She has written about 80 performed scripts in just about every dramatic medium, some of which have been performed all over the world, including LOSING VENICE, LIGHT IN THE VILLAGE and THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE.

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‘We Could Be Heroes’ – Edinburgh

‘We Could Be Heroes’ – Friday 22nd April, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. Tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance here. With…Salena Godden! Supermoon! Tim Turnbull! Lucy Ribchester! Josephine Sillars!

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Put on your red shoes, you pretty things, and let’s dance with the sailors. We could be heroes. We can be heroes. April’s Rally & Broad is celebrating all of our heroes – not just Bowie, although we loved him dearly. Those leggings from Labyrinth were responsible for all sorts of awakenings chez Rally and chez Broad, not to mention a lifetime’s education in eyeshadow application. But sometimes, it’s time to raise a glass and salute our heroes, inspirations and aspirations…

Joining us onstage, all heroes in their own right!

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6 questions for…Liam McCormick!

‘I’m not weird you’re weird.’

Liam McCormick is a young poet and performer based in Glasgow. He was one of the BBC 1Xtra Words First Glasgow poets and was subsequently selected by BBC 1Xtra to represent the Glasgow scene, performing at The Roundhouse and on-air, and also gaining mentorship from Kate Tempest, George the Poet and Bohdan Piasecki from Jan – June 2016

Our Rally & Broad wunderwummin on the ground in Glasgow, Josephine Sillars, sat down with Liam to ask him some questions…

Rally & Broad ‘First Editions’ – Sunday 2oth March, Stereo, Glasgow.With Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood), Janice Galloway, Louie (Hector Bizerk) & Jack of Diamonds aka Toby Mottershead! £6 on t’door or a little cheaper in advance here

 

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Liam McCormick: Photo by Bibi June

  1. Recently you were selected by BBC 1Xtra to represent Glasgow as part of Words First! How have you been finding the experience, and what are you most looking forward to in the next few months? 

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Rally & Broad in March…Glasgowtown!

Rally & Broad ‘First Editions’ on Sunday 20th March, 230pm, Stereo, Glasgow. With Janice Galloway! Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood)! Louie (Hector Bizerk)! Toby Mottershead aka Jack of Diamonds! And Liam McCormick! Tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance here.

It’s all about first this month, it being Spring (nearly, sortof, if you squint a little…) and all that jazz. New words, new music, new work, new messing around…and some of the very oldest and best as well. Come play with us?

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Rally & Broad in March…Edinburgh!

Rally & Broad ‘First Editions!’, Friday 18th March 2016. With Ross Sutherland, ULTRAS, Hannah McGill, Amy Duncan and Ellen Renton. 730pm, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. Tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance here.

 

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Rally & Broad is back! With another marvellous show, this time looking at all things new (and old) and first…new songs, new writings and poems, new mixups, and/or reinterpretations of the very very old stuff. Let’s go back to the source. Helping us out along the way…

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