Events - Festival 2022

Poetry Centre Stage

Thursday 2 March, 20:00 - 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium
This event took place in 2017

A double bill of poetry for Thursday evening
20:00 reading – Robert Crawford
21:00 reading – Alice Oswald

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.

To kick off this year’s series of Poetry Centre Stage, in which one ticket covers a full evening of poetry, we have a double bill of two critically acclaimed Scottish and English poets.

Launching the evening is Robert Crawford, whose 2014 collection Testament intertwines politics with sensuality, with poems which reveal the personal to always be the universal. Co-editor of The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse, he has won a number of awards, including Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Following on from this is serial award-winner Alice Oswald. Oswald’s latest collection Falling Awake, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2016, melds music with myth, all the while reminding us “what speaks when no one speaks”. How better to close off the first full day of the festival?

Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University

Participants: Robert Crawford and Alice Oswald
Robert Crawford: Aisha Farr
Alice Oswald: Kate Mount

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Auditorium – 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 &...