We are delighted to present the next two masterclasses from Rally & Broad, from Harry Giles and Elspeth Murray! See below for more details, and book a place.
We’ve found that they are filling up quickly, so advance booking is essential. As before, book a single workshop for £8, or both for the special price of £15!
#3 HARRY GILES – MASTERCLASS – Poetry On The Streets
(Saturday March 28th, 12 – 4pm)
What happens when we take poems off the stage and out into the streets? This is a workshop on performing out in the public, looking at the skills and ideas behind street and political performance. We’ll practice street performance skills, explore writing in powerful and impactful ways about the issues that matter, and talk about what it might mean to be a political poet.
# 4 ELSPETH MURRAY- MASTERCLASS – Performing Poetry With Presence
(Saturday April 25th, 12 – 4pm)
You and your poems have life and energy. How can you bring your work off the page and deliver it to its full potential? Performance nerves are natural, however much experience in front of an audience you have. Learning about the energy of presence will enhance your experience of your (and other people’s!) poetry both on the stage and off. In this workshop you will build performance presence through awareness of your body, voice, eyes, ears, head and heart. Through short writing exercises and voice practice in pairs and small groups, you will develop a sense of confidence that will serve you as a performer and have relevance to other areas of your life. No need to bring poems with you. Come prepared to breathe, focus and let go!
About Harry Giles
Harry is from Orkney and lives in Edinburgh, where he does poetry and performance and stuff in the cracks in between. His pamphlets Visa Wedding and Oam are published by Stewed Rhubarb, his debut poetry collection was shortlisted for inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and he was the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion. He founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word, co-directs the live art platform ANATOMY, and his participatory theatre has toured across Europe and Leith.
About Elspeth Murray
As a poet and wordsmith Elspeth Murray enjoys multi-disciplinary collaborations, cross-platform and educational projects and writing to commission. She has been a poet in residence at national and international health conferences, a hospice, Glasgow Fort shopping mall, Scottish Widows, Great Circle PR agency and Glendronach distillery. Her workplace residencies were featured in BBC Radio 4’s documentary Blood, Sweat, Tears and Poetry. She is a member of the Authentic Artist Collective and a trained facilitator in Critical Response Process. She also tours internationally with the multi-award winning Puppet State Theatre Company.