Come see me on:
May 11th (Sat) @ The Torvaug, Kirkwall. Yes Orkney-National Collective Night featuring myself, John Aberdein, Seona Dunsmuir, Bruce Mainland and other performers. Free and open to all, hosted by Yes Orkney, supported by National Collective, and MC’d by Phemie Matheson. More information available here.
May 14th (Tues) @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. The Speakeasy, featuring myself, magician Kevin McMahon, comedian Gavin Webster, ukelele player Eleanor Morton, a 10-minute play by Keara Murphy, storyteller Fiona Herbert, a short film by Jordan Mills, plus others and MC Jo Caulfield. Tickets are £6, available by calling 0131 556 9579
May 18th (Sat) @ Falkirk Library. Alan Bissett Does Falkirk. Free event, with more information available here.
May 29th (Wed) @ The West Port Hotel, Linlithgow. Talking Independence at 7:30pm. Free event, but RSVP required. More information here.
This month find me on:
April 16th (Tues) @ Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Unstated brings together the views of 27 writers and activists on independence and Scotland, part of the Aye Write Festival. Tickets and further info available here.
April 17th (Wed) @ Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Free-form, blethery, energised ‘standup literature’ at the Aye Write Festival. Tickets and further info available here.
April 20th (Sat) @ Resonate Arts House, Alloa. A night of performance and physical art alongside Vicki Jarrett, Andrew C Ferguson, Mairi Campbell-Jack and Dickson Telfer. More information available here.
April 22nd-23rd (Mon-Tues) @ Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book online here.
Come see me on:
March 13th (Wed) @ Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow. Celtic stories and songs, with Alistair Ogilvy. Free event with details here.
March 20th (Wed) @ The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. Commissioned, part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. Tickets are £5 and more information is available here.
Find me in February on:
Feb 5th (Tues) 7.30pm @ The Study, Teviot, Edinburgh University. Collaboration between Edinburgh University LitSoc and Film Society. Jaws screening and intro/discussion with me. Ticket information can be found here.
Feb 6th (Wed) 8pm @ SunArt Centre, Strontian. The Red Hourglass performance. Ticket information can be found here.
Feb 7th (Thurs) 6.30pm @ Fort William Library. An evening of chat, stories and banter. For more information contact Fort William Library on 01397 703552.
Feb 16th (Sat) 3pm @ Bothwell Library. Discussion.
Feb 20th (Wed) 7.30pm @ Lawson Lecture Room, Kennedy Hall, St Andrews. For St Andrews Literary Society.
Kicking off 2013 with these gigs:
Jan 18th (Fri) 8pm @ Counting House, West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Reading at Rally & Broad alongside JL Williams and Ryan Van Winkle, plus live music from Andrew Eaton-Lewis (of Swimmer One)’s solo project, Seafieldroad. Tickets £5.
Jan 22nd (Tues) 8pm @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. The Speakeasy, featuring myself, Kevin McMahon, Colin McEwan, Fiona Herbert, Elspeth Murray, Lach, and Gareth Waugh. Sold Out!
Jan 23rd (Wed) 7pm @ Oran Mor, Glasgow. Yes Scotland Burns Night Supper. Performers include myself, Liz Lochhead, Karine Polwart and Hardeep Singh Kohli. The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Mike Russell MSP will give the evening’s Immortal Memory. Tickets £75 and available here.
Jan 25th (Fri) 7.30pm @ The Canon’s Gait, Edinburgh. I’ll be speaking on the life and legacy of Robert Burns and there will be comedy from Keir McAllister and music from Gallo Rojo. Tickets are £10/£6 and available here.
Jan 28th (Mon) 7pm @ Dram, Glasgow. For Glasgow University Literary Society.
For what’s left of 2012, I’ll be performing on the following dates:
November 29th (Thurs) 6.30pm @ Port Glasgow Library. Readings and Q&A alongside Doug Johnstone and Kirstin Innes at An Evening with Cargo Publishing – part of Book Week Scotland. Tickets are available free at any Inverclyde Library.
December 1st (Sat) 3.30pm @ Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Writing Masterclass as part of the Book Week Scotland Pop Up Festival. Book here.
December 2nd (Sun) 2pm @ Mearns Library, Glasgow. Book Week Scotland’s Sunday Showtime – reading from Pack Men. Book free by phoning 0141 577 4979
December 22nd (Sat) 7pm @ The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. Christmas Songwriter’s Club alongside Adam Stafford, Jesus, Baby!, The Machine Room, Teencanteen, Withered Hand, Neu! Reekie!, We See Lights, Very Well, Eagleowl, Stanley Odd, John D. McIntosh and Easy Tigers. Book here.
A little update of where I’m going to be over the next few months.
October 20th (Sat) 8:30pm @ SWG3, Glasgow. Reading as part of Mao Disney Arts Club pt II, also featuring Silk Cut, Powder Blue and Fielding Hope. Book here.
October 21st (Sun) 3pm @ The LICA Building, Lancaster University. In conversation with Rodge Glass, as part of the Lancaster Litfest. Book here.
October 22nd (Mon) 6.30pm @ Dram, Glasgow. For Glasgow University Literary Society.
October 24th (Wed) 7.30pm @ Bathgate Regal Community Theatre. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
October 25th (Thurs) 1.30pm @ Bonar Hall, University of Dundee campus. What’s the point of Literary prizes? In conversation with Aly Barr and Mark Buckland. Book here.
October 26th (Fri) 8pm @ Eden Court, Inverness. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
October 27th (Sat) 7pm @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
October 29th (Mon) 7pm @ Old Parish Church, Falkirk. Yes Scotland public meeting. RSVP here.
November 3rd (Sat) 11.45am @ The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool. Anger as a legitimate response to political and historical injustice, part of Changin Scotland. For bookings, tickets and accomodation, please phone The Ceilidh Place reception on 01854-612103, citing ‘Changin Scotland’.
November 13th (Tues) 7.30pm @The Arches, Glasgow. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
November 14th (Wed) 7.30pm @The Arches, Glasgow. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
November 16th (Fri) 7.30pm @ Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine. Performing The Red Hourglass. Book here.
November 17th (Sat) 7.30pm @ Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock. As part of the Imprint Book Festival. Book here.
November 29th (Thurs) @ Port Glasgow Library, Glasgow. An Evening with Cargo Publishing. Details TBC.
Hope to see you there!