Events - Festival 2021

Make it Loud!

Sunday 5 March, 13:00 - 15:30
Town Hall, Queens Gardens - Upstairs Foyer
This event took place in 2017

Workshop with spoken word artists Kevin Mclean & Katie Ailes

Performance has always been a vital element of the poetic tradition: poetry began as an oral culture, and poets of all stripes need at some point in their careers to share their work aloud. Recently the new medium of spoken word has celebrated the oral nature of poetry through encouraging poets to embody their work and dynamically perform it onstage.

In this workshop, two members of Scotland’s acclaimed spoken word collective Loud Poets will guide you through the process of writing and performing your own work for the stage. Katie and Kevin will share some poems demonstrating the range of possibilities within the spoken word medium, give advice on writing material for performance, and give practical advice for how to perform live (how to use a microphone and how to memorise material, for instance). They’ll also guide you through exercises to get you writing and sharing your own material: everyone will have the chance to pen a new piece and practice sharing it with the group. Whether you’re an experienced poet who’s never performed your work aloud before, a seasoned performer, or new to the craft, this workshop offers you a chance to reflect on how to best communicate your work to a live audience.

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Participants: Katie Ailes, Loud Poets, and Kevin Mclean
Katie Ailes: Perry Jonsson
Loud Poets: Perry Jonsson
Kevin Mclean: (c) Perry Jonsson

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Upstairs Foyer – Town Hall, Queens Gardens

Location: At the top of Queens Gardens, on the corner with South Street

Includes: Council Chamber, Supper Room, Auditorium/Public Hall, Fife Contemporary foyer

Right in the centre of St Andrews, The Town Hall...