Getting Lyrical with Alasdair Roberts and Robin Robertson

February 22, 2011

There’s a happy coincidence between ‘what we’re talking about over tea’ and ‘what’s happening this week’:  the long-anticipated meeting of minds, lyrics and poetry that is this Friday’s event featuring singer songwriter Alasdair Roberts and award-winning poet Robin Robertson.

With only days to go, you can get your hands on tickets by getting in touch with reception (details bel0w) or you can take your chance on our twitter giveaway – retweet this to be in with a chance to win. We’ll have copies of Robin Robertson’s Costa Poetry Award, Forward Poetry Prize and TS Eliot Prize shortlisted The Wrecking Light for sale, as well as some copies of his previous collection, Swithering (also shortlisted for the TS Eliot and winner of the Forward Poetry Prize 2006).

Details via Let’s Get Lyrical:

We can’t wait for Friday 25 February, when singer songwriter Alasdair Roberts will share a stage for the first time with award-winning poet Robin Robertson in the beautiful setting of St Mark’s ArtSpace on Castle Terrace in Edinburgh. Alasdair and Robin first worked together on the track ‘The Leaving’ for the album Ballads of the Book, released by Chemikal Underground in 2007, but have never performed together on the same stage. It’s going to be an evening guaranteed to thrill the music lover as much as the poetry fan.

…whether you are a music monkey or a poetry piranha, this is going to be the event you want to get your teeth into.

Tickets are £9 / £7 conc. You can book in advance by mailing reception@spl.org.uk or phoning 0131 557 2876. Alternatively, any remaining tickets will be on the door on the 25th at St Marks ArtSpace, 7 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Event begins at 7pm. Booking strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

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