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Neu! Stoney
Stonehaven Town Hall
Stonehaven United Kingdom
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Neu! Stoney
Neu! Reekie! join forces with Culture Shock to bring you a mighty mix of music, poetry, film and beyond.


Hosted by prize-winning poets: MICHAEL PEDERSEN & KEVIN WILLIAMSON; and CSS's DAVID OFFICER.

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The music of Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, has the flesh of Folk but, if you were to cut the skin, youd find it pumped with contemporary, genre blended blood.
In 2011, Rachel Sermanni released her first EP, The Bothy Sessions, recorded quite spontaneously, deep in a Highland forest with 10 friends. Soon to follow came the studio EP, Black Currants. And on the 12th September 2012, Rachels debut Album, Under Mountains, was set free into the ether.
In March 2014, hiding in the sticks of Nova Scotia, Rachel sowed the seeds of her latest creation. Tied to The Moon is Rachels sophomore studio album. It was released in July 2015 to wide spread critical acclaim. The songs follow the theme of being Like a Moth; of being in darkness but drawn to the flame. To hear it is to take a walk in the moonlight.

Minimal, Murky, Magnificent  MOJO

Unnervingly pretty and graceful  NME

Stately, Poetic, Rooted in the Traditional  CLASH

A beautiful record, so full of intricacies that it continues to reward with every listen, allows you to lose yourself in its stories  The Line of Best Fit

Dealing in grim fairytales and unlikely truths, at once home-grown and universal, Solareye is best known as the lyricist and principal songwriter with alternative hip-hop group Stanley Odd. With Stanley Odd, Solareye has toured extensively throughout the UK and around the globe. The band's second studio album 'Reject' was shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year 2013 and third album, 'A Thing Brand New', was placed at No.2 in the Herald's Best Scottish Albums of 2014. His music has been featured on BBC Radio and Television, RTÉ2, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), ARD Germany and many others. His written poetry has been published in a range of publications including Gutter Magazine and Neu! Reekie!'s #UntitledTwo anthology.

Following the success of debut, Carve Every Word, in 2015, Katie Buchan  aka Best Girl Athlete  returns with new album  the self-titled Best Girl Athlete out on Fitlike Records.
By the age of sixteen years, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotlands Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. One can only imagine what the future will bring for this young artist, but it looks certain that this innovative new album is sure to propel her even further forward.

Two poets representing Aberdeen's TAPSALTEERIE PRESS are:

From Scottish Poetry Library: 'Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published three short collections and one full collection of poetry (The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping, Freight Books, 2015). He is the editor of Where Rockets Burn Through: contemporary science fiction poetry from the UK; and is the deputy editor and poetry editor of Shoreline of Infinity, a sci-fi magazine from Scotland. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and has published research on the poetry of Edwin Morgan.'

From Scottish Poetry Library: 'Sarah Stewart was born in Aberdeen and started her career at DC Thomson before moving to London to work as a magazine journalist and then editor. She was Fiction Editor at Scholastic Childrens Books and Senior Editor at Floris Books, and has written for Time Out, The Skinny, The Herald, The List and The Guardian, amongst others. She is Director of The Lighthouse Literary Consultancy, which offers editorial guidance to new writers, and her children's books are published by Stripes under the pseudonym Sarah Forbes. She was a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence in Krakow in 2017, and her poetry has appeared in Anon, The Honest Ulsterman, Mslexia, New Writing Dundee, The Pickled Body, The Scotsman and in the anthologies Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry and Best Scottish Poems 2014. Her first pamphlet, Glisk, is published by Tapsalteerie.

Aberdeen's creative emporium Re-Analogue bring us: 'MAE DIANSANGU {co-head of fabulous Aber-ally-in-art @hysteriaABDN} and IMOGEN STOCKDALE {prodigious brilliance leaving a trail of stardust along the Granite City's spoken-word circuit}'.

Neu! Reekie! Blurb
Founded by poets Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! are an arts production house that have been curating and producing cross-culture shows for over seven years. They showcase a unique fusion of spoken word, animation, film and music at regular events within Scotland and the world over (Japan, Indonesia, Spain, New Zealand, the U.S. etc). Having developed a collective of core artists Neu! Reekie! has become a fertile breeding ground for collaboration and one of the fastest moving grassroots arts organisations in the U.K. Past guests have included the likes of: Irvine Welsh, Charlotte Church, Alasdair Gray, Young Fathers, Liz Lochhead, Bill Drummond, Akala, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jackie Kay, Mark Cousins, Jean Binta Breeze, Primal Scream and more.

'Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers..Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art - art is for everyone' (The Skinny)
A wonderful world of cross-cultural verve' (The List)
A triumph' (Sunday Times)

Supported by Creative Scotland!

THIS EVENT IS A BYOB - although we'll have a pop-up for those that forgot.



Stonehaven Town Hall (View)
Allardice Street
Stonehaven AB39 2BU
United Kingdom




Owner: Neu! Reekie!
On BPT Since: Aug 11, 2012
Neu Reekie

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