Events - Festival 2020

Five O’Clock Verses

Saturday 7 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street
or call the Byre Theatre Box Office on 01334 475000

Reading: Jay Bernard, Yolanda Castaño

Our final Five O’Clock Verses session brings together two poets from London and Galicia. Jay Bernard is a writer, filmmaker and artist whose body of work is interdisciplinary, critical, queer and rooted deeply in the archives. Winner of the 2018 Ted Hughes Award and shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Award and the Costa Poetry Prize, they are a powerful and rising voice in the arts community. Yolanda Castaño is a writer, editor and curator whose collections have been translated into more than 35 languages. An activist as well as an award-winning poet, Yolanda’s work across the artistic community has focused on breaking down expectations and the boundaries they create, and casting doubts around what we consider as certainties.

Supported by the John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies (University of Oxford) and the Xunta de Galicia

NB: Please note that venues open 10 minutes before an event starts, and Parliamant Hall has no Front of House area to wait inside before the house opens.

Participants: Jay Bernard and Yolanda Castaño
Jay Bernard: Joshua Virasami
Yolanda Castaño: Dmitri Kotjuh


Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...