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Skittles, Scran & Stanzas: A Poetry Mile Live Walking Tour

Sat 16 Oct 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

£20 – £25


1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL United Kingdom
0131 560 1580
Age Group: 18+
Duration: 2h
Tour begins at Summerhall, finishing at the Sheep Heid Inn (approximately 1.5 miles).

Skittles, Scran & Stanzas
with Michael Pedersen, Janette Ayachi, Peter McKay

—includes a pub lunch, a drink, three readings, the chance for eternal skittling glory—

In honour of the Poetry Mile interactive poem-y app, we bring you a one-off celebration reading, feasting and game of skittles. The venue, of course, Scotland’s oldest inn—The Sheep Heid, situated in the historic Duddingston Village. A short game of skittles will be punctuated by readings from three prize-winning, Edinburgh-based poets and contributors to the app: Michael Pedersen, Janette Ayachi, and Peter McKay, one of the three having being Chief Pin Monkey at this very skittle alley for a period of their youth. Each of the three will offer a unique take on Edinburgh’s historic centre and the faces, places, and curious cases that furnish its craggy gradients. ‘[The Sheep Heid is] a firm favourite among past monarchs and poets, and Scotland’s oldest surviving watering hole exudes charm and character from every nook and cranny’. A collective walk from Summerhall to The Sheep Heid Inn (approximately 40 minutes) will precede the event for any ticket holders that wish to join and experience The Poetry Mile App en route to the event. Or simply enjoy the walk and soak up the majesty of the gargantuan extinct volcano that towers over Edinburgh and Duddingston Village beyond.
*Poetic tips on skittling are included.
**Strikes alas are available only at your own discretion.



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