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Bone Deep - Evening of Music and Spoken Word
Hospitalfield Arts
Arbroath United Kingdom
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SANDRA IRELAND is a renowned, multi-award winning author, living in Carnoustie on the east coast of Scotland. Her much anticipated second novel Bone Deep which is due for release in July this year, was listed in The Independent newspaper as one of the 9 best Scottish fiction books for 2018. It's shaping up to be an exciting and successful year for her!

To mark the release of Bone Deep later in the year, Sandra has teamed up with Hypercoaster Music to organise a pre-launch event at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath, on Friday 6th April. The night will be a celebration of spoken word and music, with a fantastic line up of award winning Writers and Musicians from around Scotland. The theme of the night is loosely based on the Folktale of the Twa Sisters, which was the inspiration for Sandra's novel Bone Deep.

The Performers:

Award winning singer / songwriter based in Edinburgh who began composing and performing in 2004. After releasing two successful solo albums, she collaborated with Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid in the acclaimed "Made in Perthshire", which was commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Perth Concert Hall. Lisa has also played in several bands including Townhouse, Kilmarnock Edition and The Lost Head Band and has performed in a variety of music festivals including Celtic Connections and Knockengorrach. She will be joined tonight by fellow Townhouse bandmate Stuart Clark.

Originally from Glasgow and now based in Fife, Rebecca is a Writer, Artist and Musician whose work has been performed around the UK. Her most recent play "The Air that Carries the Weight" was performed at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh with the Stellar Quines Theatre Company. Rebecca is currently writer-in-residence at The Tatha Gallery in Newport-On-Tay and regularly runs creative writing and interdisciplinary workshops in educational and community settings. She is a talented Harpist and combines the sound of this beautiful instrument in performances with her poetry and prose.

Elisabeth Flett and Joanna Stark first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Threes A Crowd (Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 Youth Hub Band Artists) and have performed across the UK ever since. Notable performances include Eden Festival 2016, Verdant Works Lunchtime Concert Series (2017), Simple Sounds Sessions (2018), Music At The Mill 2017, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and competing as Semi-Finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2017. Their innovative blend of different musical styles and sparky live performances makes Shamblestone an unusual and exciting duo

Born in Dumbarton, Stephen Watt is a Scottish poet and spoken word artist who was the Poetry Rivals Slam Champion in Peterborough in 2011. His online video Rubik was awarded the StAnza Digital International Poetry Prize and the Tartan Treasures Award. Stephen has performed widely across the UK, including at Doune the Rabbit Hole, Eden, Wickerman, the Edinburgh Festival, and in Ireland as part of the unofficial Cuirt Literature Festival fringe show Far From Literature, We Were Reared in 2015.
In 2016 he was the first 'crime poet' at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, and his hometown team Dumbarton Football Club appointed him their Poet-in-Residence for 2016/2017. A collaboration with musician Gareth McNicol on a gothic music and spoken word project entitled Neon Poltergeist produced his first recorded EP. Watt's first collection Spit appeared in 2012, and a pamphlet, Optograms, was published by Wild Word Press in 2016.

An author of crime and historical novels, was born and raised in California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Victimology. In 2009, she met her husband and moved to Scotland. Along with her novels and short stories, Heather also has written and directed several plays. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing (of course!), and theatre, as well as caring for her young son. Among her published titles are: The Soldiers Secret, a historical romance set during the American Civil War; Bitter Bonds, a tale of black magic in the deep South in the 1840s, and the Rae Hatting Mysteries series

Is an independent, family run bookshop in the heart of Monifieth, Angus and we are delighted that they will be at the event taking pre-orders for Sandras book, as well as offering a range of other books to browse and buy.
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Hospitalfield Arts (View)
Arbroath DD11 2NH
United Kingdom


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Celtic
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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