StAnza is previewing its programme in Dundee on Thursday, so if you are in the area, head along to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design for some poetry, music and a taste of the entertaining festival to come. Director Eleanor Livingstone will introduce the festival's themes, Poetry by Degrees and the Image. Dundee based poet Andy Jackson will lead some of the poets who have contributed to his new anthology Split Screen, which celebrates cult TV and films of the 60s and 70s: we are talking the weird and the wonderful, from The Avengers to The Clangers, from Patrick Stewart in Star Trek mode to cinema siren Jayne Mansfield.
The fun happens from 6-7pm at the Lower Foyer Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT. The building is at the west end of the university campus and opposite the top of the Roseangle.
The college has been working in collaboration with StAnza on projects related to visual art, including the Poetry Pedlar, a character based on the traditional pedlar of ballad sheets and verses, who will be roaming the streets of St Andrews during the festival in March. One of the many surprises in store. Not long now!