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Join award-winning poet and spoken-word artist Jo Gilbert and the National Library of Scotland’s Scots Scriever, Shane Strachan, as they each perform a “best of” selection of their work in contemporary Doric before sitting down with linguist Dr Dawn Leslie of the University of Aberdeen to discuss what it means to write in the North East dialect of Scots and its connection to place and people today.

The event combines two entertaining stand-up poetry performances from two leading, Aberdeenshire-based poets who will have the audience giggling and laughing alongside a stimulating and insightful panel discussion about the Doric language, writing, and life as a Doric speaker/writer.

Age Guidance 12+

£12.50* (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket); Disabled £8; Student/Unwaged/Young Scot/Under 26s £6
*As you add tickets to your basket, you have the option to add a £2 or £5 donation for Culture Perth & Kinross with your Full Price ticket

This event is part of Soutar Festival of Words
You can find out more about the festival and all the events for 2023 on our dedicated webpage here as part of the Perthshire Box Office.

Weekend Pass available:
Book for at least 5 of the following events and save 10%!

Plaid Song ‘Poems Intae Sangs’
Poetry Slam Competition + Performance by Kevin P Gilday
Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study
Emma Grae: The Tongue She Speaks
Kirsty Logan: Now She Is Witch
Sara Sheridan and Kirsten MacQuarrie: Women’s Voices
Fit’s Doric aa aboot?
Sally Magnusson: Music In The Dark
Alan Warner: Nothing Left To Fear From Hell

10% discount applies to the base ticket price and does not apply to booking fees. Discount will be automatically calculated in your shopping basket and applies per person. Discount only applies if purchased within one sale. Tickets are non-refundable.

All events as part of the Soutar Festival of Words will come off sale with Perthshire Box Office at midnight the night before the event.

For bookings after this time, tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability.

Other Info
Sun 30 Apr 2023: 16:00
Perth Art Gallery