Fri 13 Sep 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #21: SLANDER

Radio static. The feedback of megaphones. The street preacher dusts off their A-board. The opposition approaches the podium. Proclamations echo across the land! Richard and Judy are Russian sleeper agents, their dressing rooms stocked concealed, but readily accessible, novichock. Jamie Oliver licks the sludge out of broken dishwashers when no-one is watching. The deep-fake of
20:00 - 23:00

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Anatomy Arts

Anatomy #20: Mollycoddler

Unreserved seating. BSL interpreted performance.
ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, performance art, burlesque, clownery, music, physical theatre and more.
20:00 - 23:00

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Hollie McNish

Unreserved seating. 27 stairs to venue.
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. Here, she will be joining us to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her latest poetry collections.
20:00-23:00

Fri 14 Dec 2018

404 Ink & Neu! Reekie!

The Big Ten for Christmas

Standing Only. 27 stairs to venue
404 Ink & Neu! Reekie! are teaming up on a mighty celebration. Featuring Margaret Atwood (beaming in live from Canada), Darren 'Loki' McGarvey, The Honey Farm, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Chris McQueer & Helen McClory.
18:00-22:00

Sat 24 Nov 2018

TwentySomething

The Turn Volume 2 : Shout

Tickets on door or email to reserve (info below). Unreserved seating.
Taking inspiration from the party tradition of ‘doing a turn’ and our love of a ceilidh, TwentySomething presents the second edition of THE TURN, an exciting new evening of performance, spoken word, dance and music.
18:30-22:30

Wed 18 Jul 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 13 Jun 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Tue 12 Jun 2018

MZA

Work in Progress

14 stairs down to venue, a further 10 stairs down to the stage
A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!
19:30 - 21:00

Tue 15 May 2018

MZA

Work in Progress

14 stairs down to venue, a further 10 stairs down to the stage
A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!
19:30 - 21:00

Mon 14 May 2018

Interrobang Productions

INTERROBANG: Live and Let Die

Unreserved seating.
For Good Death Week 2018, INTERROBANG‽ presents a fun and moving evening engaging with the question of what a Good Death might be in 2018. The show will present established and emerging writers and musicians.
19:00-22:00

Wed 11 Apr 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 14 Mar 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Wed 14 Feb 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Robert Burns: Rough Cut

Premiered to critical acclaim on the 2010 Fringe, Robert Burns: Rough Cut is based on Donald Smith’s controversial novel ‘Between Ourselves’.  Recreating Burns’s lost (or unwritten) diaries it tells the story of his short, but pivotal stay in Edinburgh.  Robert Burns’s six months in the capital saw him at full creative stretch, but in crisis and contradiction.  Robert Burns: Rough Cut presents the man behind the myth.
18:00-19:15

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Flint & Pitch: A Flyting

Five poets respond critically, wittily, whimsically and bitingly to a Burns poem of their choosing. With bespoke sets, and a raised eyebrow (and a raised glass) to Rabbie, come join five of Scotland’s best loved poets and spoken word acts as they take on and respond to Burns’ work with their own provocations and verse.
16:00-18:00

Wed 17 Jan 2018

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Adjacent Pineapple

Poetry: William Fuller, Peter Manson, Pratyusha & Dominic Hale

Entrance to venue down 14 stairs. Further 10 stairs to reach stage.
Announcing the first official Snack Revenge poetry night, being a spin-off from Colin Herd's Adjacent Pineapple, a new online magazine based in Glasgow. Bill Fuller is in Edinburgh for a few days before Christmas and this will be his first public reading in Scotland, so not one to miss. Festive tiptoeing towards the solstice awaits.
19:00-21:30

Wed 13 Dec 2017

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Fri 08 Dec 2017

404 Ink & Interrobang?!

404 Ink Issue 3 Launch Party x Interrobang?!

404 Ink once again joins forces with Interrobang?! to launch Issue 3 of their literary magazine POWER and wage a War on Christmas. Performances from Katie Welsh, Siobhan Shields, Ross McCleary, Helen McClory, Jack Hinks & Fiona Liddell.
19:00-22:00

Thu 16 Nov 2017

Neu! Reekie! presents Tongue & Groove

This event is not wheelchair-user accessible
The launch of a new series of events with the Poetry Translation Centre and Neu! Reekie!, featuring poetry from Bejan Matur & Jen Hadfield and music from Ela Orleans & Emme Woods.
19:30 - 22:00

Wed 15 Nov 2017

From The Horse's Mouth - Spoken Word @ The Dick

Our monthly celebration of all things spoken.  We have guest speakers and the opportunity for anyone to sign up and perform whatever they like from poetry to political speech to bedtime stories.  All are welcome!!
20:30 (sign up from 20:00)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

One, Two, Three: Impro!

During the workshop, the master of improvisation, Przemysław Buksiński, will teach you how to listen to other people, how to divide attention, concentrate, and live in the present as well as how to work and create art in a team as these are the things of an immense importance if you want to become an actor.
15:00

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Spoken Word @ The Dick

An egalitarian and inclusive platform for wordsmiths of all genres. Monthly open-mic evening of poetry, rap, theatre, music and song.
20:30 (Starts at 21:00)

Sat 22 Oct 2016   -  Sun 23 Oct 2016

Africa Together

AfriFest

Booking in advanced highly recommended
A vibrant, exuberant celebration of African Arts and Culture, and the unique input black performers have made to the artistic and cultural landscape of Scotland.
10am on the 22nd until 01:00 on the 23rd

Fri 13 May 2016

Badger Sounds

An Evening of Audio Stories, Short Documentaries and Sonic Ephemera

This will be the first in a series of unique events championing the resurgence of audio documentaries and podcasting in it’s many forms.
20:00 - 21:00

Thu 17 Dec 2015

#NeuReekiesXmasKracker

Please note this event is offsite.
  Thursday 17th December 2015 at Central Hall, Tollcross, Edinburgh 18:00 – 23:00 Featuring: LIZ LOCHHEAD IRVINE WELSH WHITE HECTOR BIZERK WITH MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON We’re working with The Big Issue on this event – turning up at the box office with a copy of The Big Issue will qualify you for
18:00 - 23:30

Fri 27 Nov 2015

Book Week Scotland

Faber Social and Book Week Scotland presents 'For the Record'

Faber Social and Book Weeks Scotland presents ‘For the Record’, a night of storytelling, performance and the secrets of the Scottish music scene with Fence Records and Fife’s finest, James Yorkston, music journalist and radio DJ, Vic Galloway and Richard King, the acclaimed writer of ‘How Soon Is Now? and ‘Original Rockers’. Richard and James
19:30 - 23:30

Fri 09 Oct 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #34

*PLEASE NOTE THIS PERFORMANCE HAS MOVED TO THE RED LECTURE THEATRE* Exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound since 2012. Experimental writing and sonic spelunking in intimate performances by Maggie O’Sullivan, Colin Herd, Wounded Knee and Dominic Hale. // MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN is a poet, performer and visual artist who was produced an extensive body
19:30 (doors) - 10:30

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #32

CAESURA has been exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound with a series of stripped-back events since 2012. Experimental writing and music in intimate performances by innovative artists from across the UK and beyond.
20:00 - 22:30 (Doors 19:30)

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #32

CAESURA #32 features kitchen sink avant-noise from Leeds’ Legion of Swine, music and poetry from Opul, Glasgow-based theatre-maker and poet Emilia Weber and experimental writer Tom Betteridge.
20:00 - 22:30

Tue 09 Jun 2015

Neu! Reekie! #UntitledLive

Please note this event is offsite.
STARRING:::::::::: YOUNG FATHERS Headline; White Men Are Black Men Too Tour; 2014 Mercury Music Prize Winners: http://www.young-fathers.com ANDREW WEATHERALL Internationally renowned DJ, Remixer and Producer: http://www.rottersgolfclub.co.uk FINITRIBE WITH A FINIFLEX PRODUCTION Iconic Scottish electronic / dance music group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finitribe HOLLIE MCNISH UK poet who straddles the boundaries between the literary, poetic and pop scenes: http://holliepoetry.com DAVE
18:00 - 23:30

Thu 14 May 2015

The Enemies Project

UNESCO European Literature Night Edinburgh

European Literature Night 2015 will be a groundbreaking evening of live contemporary literature, embedding itself in the architecture of the city of Edinburgh, inclusive of the cross cultural brilliance of many European nations and the local literary scene, and taking in both cutting edge collaborative and performance practise.
20:30-22:30

Fri 01 May 2015

The Orkney Croft

Book Launch of 'Iss' by Fiona MacInnes

No ticket required.
‘Iss’- A novel set in Orkney and Edinburgh from the 1950’s to the closing decades of the 20th century, this is a moving and compassionate evocation of life in a small fishing community and the struggle to find one’s place and a sense of self at a time of political and cultural upheaval.’ Fiona MacInnes
18:30-20:30

Fri 24 Apr 2015   -  Sat 25 Apr 2015

Historical Fiction Festival

The Historical Fiction Festival

The historical novel has a long and distinguished history, even since Walter Scott set the ball rolling with “Waverley”, published anonymously in 1814. Almost all Scott’s novels are set in history, and history is an active force in them, real life historical forces and events impinging on the lives of imaginary characters as well as on real-life historical figures.
Thurs 10:30-17:30, Fri 10:30-19:00, Sat 10:30-17:30

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Neu! Reekie!

Neu! Reekie! is a sumptuous feast of spoken word, live music and animation that's taken Scotland by storm. With each show a sell-out and each line-up unique to the night, the troupe have been crowned 'Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers' (The Skinny).
19:00 - 22:30

Thu 26 Feb 2015

British Council

Writers Return

Join four celebrated authors with suitcases full of travelling experience, as they reflect on how travel can inform and inspire new writing. Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett, novelist Anne Donovan, and poets William Letford and Ryan van Winkle will tell stories about their excursions, from Iraq to Pakistan
18:30 - 19:30

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #28

A night of experimental writing and music in intimate performances by innovative writers and artists from across the UK and beyond. Avant jive for the masses.
20:00-22:30 (Doors 19:30)

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #27

A series of events that explore experimental writing and performance through stripped-back, often anarchic, performances.
(Doors Open 19:30) 20:00 - 22:00

Sun 05 Oct 2014

ANATOMY MINIS : The Buggy Years

ANATOMY is very pleased to host a very special augmentation to our usual sparklestorm of performance variety with an ANATOMY matinee (or ANATOMATINÉ) fashioned for families with babies and toddlers aged 0-3, kindly supported by Imaginate.
11:00

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #25

CAESURA is a series of bespoke events that explores experimental writing and performance through stripped-back, often anarchic, performances from local and visiting artists.
19:30 - 22:00

Fri 11 Jul 2014

The Enemies Project

Auld Enemies

The Enemies project: Auld Enemies is a transnational poetry collaboration where six poets will work in rolling pairs to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland. Each event will also feature numerous pairs of writers from the region, who will be presenting brand new poetry collaborations as well. Auld Enemies is a
19:00 - 21:00

Fri 27 Jun 2014

Neu! Reekie! Achtung! Maybe!

Neu! Reekie! in association with Edinburgh International Film Festival present Achtung! Maybe! Neu! Reekie! is a fusion of spoken word, music, animation and film that has taken Scotland by storm. Curators Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson present a special German-themed Neu! Reekie! of Weimar Republic animation and movies, accompanied by live music (expect Krautrock inspired
19:00 - 22:15

Sun 22 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association, storytelling by Jenny Robertson

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: War Hero Bear

Katy Carr will be leading a music based workshop for all ages with specially prepared visuals selected from archive footage exploring and celebrating the rich association that Scotland has had with Poland.
11:00 - 11:45

Sat 21 Jun 2014

Polish Cultural Festival Association

Polish Scottish Heritage Festival: The Polish-Scottish Relationship - stories and reflections of love and loss

READING BY MARTIN STEPEK FROM HIS BOOK FOR THERE IS HOPE, AND JENNY ROBERTSON’S BOOK FROM THE VOLGA TO THE CLYDE, MEMORIES OF LOSS AND SURVIVALThe authors, both Scottish-born but deeply influenced by their connections to Poland, share readings which explore experiences, understanding and stories with the wider themes of the unlikely but deep connections
13:00 - 14:15

Fri 13 Jun 2014

Goodnight Press

CAESURA #24

CAESURA is a series of bespoke events that champion experimental and engaging poetry and spoken word through stripped-back, often anarchic, performances.
19:30 - 22:30

Fri 25 Apr 2014

Neu! Reekie! 46

Some adult content
Neu! Reekie! is a delicious feast of spoken word, animation and music fusions that’s taken Scotland by storm. Brought to you writers Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, this months line-up includes: BIRD – THE MERRYLEES – SALENA GODDEN – TOM MCGRATH (read by RON BUTLIN; CORA BISSETT; & CALUM RODGER); and MORE MUSIC FROM THE
19:00-22:15

Fri 28 Feb 2014

Neu! Reekie! 43

Brought to you by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, February’s starring stack is sizzling: MOMUS - LUKE WRIGHT - PATIENCE AGBABI - THE BAND OF HOLY JOY
19.30- 22.30

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Screen Bandita & Ryan Van Winkle

Adrift

Harnessing spoken word, found celluloid film, slides, vintage ephemera and gramophones, Van Winkle and Screen Bandita conjure forth a mesmerising and surreal piece that unfolds and unpacks suitcases of memory, place and experience. Drawing inspiration from the stories springing from the resonant walls and dusty corners of times past, these archival inquisitors weave a new
19:30

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Scottish Book Trust

New Writers Showcase

Our New Writers Awards Showcase gives you an exclusive chance to see some of the best new writing talent in Scotland.
19.00 - 22.00

Sun 01 Dec 2013

A Neu! Reekie! and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Event

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.
19.30- 21.30