Brought to you by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! is a feast of spoken word, music and animation that’s taken Scotland by storm.
Martin Daws: is the young people’s laureate for Wales; a double Farrago Slam Champ, and runner-up in both the Glastonbury Festival Slam and the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Martin got a coveted five star review on debut at the Edinburgh Festival (2008) and is the author of the acclaimed book/cd ‘Skin Tight the Sidewalk’. Organisations Martin has successfully worked with include Literature Wales, National Opera Wales, The British Council, Apples and Snakes and Urban Word NYC.
Plus a couple of young adult readers.
Siobhan Wilson: Siobhan plays the guitar and lots of other instruments and she sings and writes music and makes things. She recently went on tour with Willy Mason. She’s shared gigs with the likes of Friendly Fires, Benjamin Biolay, Ben E King, Sebastien Tellier, and many more. http://siobhanwilson.net/
” smooth, controlled and yet passionate voice; personal, touching lyrics; and swoonsome, jazz-inflected melodies in abundance.”
Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“Very pleasurable listening… definitely worth watching.”
Hailey Beavis: Based in Edinburgh, singer/ songwriter Hailey Beavis is testament to true creative art. A self taught musician, writer and artist, Norfolk born Hailey is currently recording her debut album, due for release in 2014, to further enhance her reputation as one of the UK’s finest evolving artists. Her voice and songs are honest and true to her life experiences, revealing a boundless and free imagination.
Moving Forward from Ash Dieback – a Red Kite Animation Production
Iain Gardner’s BAFTA nominated, Oscar long listed animation The Tannery
Plus a series of specifically curator short animations on Tree Life and beyond.