Events - Festival 2018

Poetry Centre Stage

Friday 3 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry for Friday evening
20:00 reading – Jacques Darras
21:00 reading – Kathleen Jamie

Please note, this event has now sold out for the auditorium but we shall be live screening it to the Studio Theatre and tickets for that are now available from the Byre Theatre at a cost of £3.

A double bill of poetry to start the weekend in style. Kicking off the evening is Jacques Darras. A pre-eminent French poet, Darras is known for his work’s intense exploration of landscape, as well as the interplay of language, rhythm and melody in his poetry. He has won a number of accolades for his work, including the Grand Prix de l’Académie française.

Next up is Kathleen Jamie, one of the most renowned poets writing in Scotland today. Jamie’s work has won a number of accolades including the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and her poetry and essays have become known for their sparse language and fine observation of the natural work.

Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Participants: Jacques Darras and Kathleen Jamie
Jacques Darras: Jacques Sassier - Editions Gallimard


Auditorium – The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...