Events - Festival 2021

Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Sunday 7 March, 16:00 - 17:00
StAnza Online

Cosmic science, poetry and imagery with Rab Wilson

Rab Wilson, the renowned Scots poet, offers selected highlights from his collaboration with the late John C. Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland. In Oor Big Braw Cosmos (Luath, 2019) the pair created a fascinating guide to our skies and beyond, bringing together science, poetry and image to convey the beauty of our cosmos, in an introduction to astronomy infused with original space-inspired poetry and haiku, as well as spectacular photographs. Let Rab Wilson introduce you to space as youve never known it before.

Venue for online: This web page – free

*TBC We hope this event can also be live streamed to The Byre Theatre, for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March. (This will be in addition to the event being live online.) Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance.

Venue for Byre live stream: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium – free/ticketed*

This event is supported by the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature fund  

Participants: Rab Wilson

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