Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Poetry and Jazz in Linlithgow

Warm thanks to fellow HappenStance poet, Andy Philip, for inviting me to Linlithgow on Friday to read with him and Douglas Briton, along with music by Phil Melstrom, in the Poetry and Jazz evening at the Celebrate Linlithgow! festival. Poetry and Jazz! Definitely my kind of scene. It looks like it will be a good evening’s entertainment.

When Andy told me about the event, he didn’t mention that the venue stocks only soft drinks, but I’m sure I’ll manage to smuggle in a whisky flask somehow (just kidding). It’s been six months since I’ve read poetry to a live audience and I’m looking forward to it.

In case any of you happen, by some miracle, to be in Linlithgow on Friday, the event is being held in Bryerton House in the Linlithgow High Street from 8pm. Come and say hello.

4 comments:

shug said...

What's wrong with a hip-flask? Poetry readings should never be held more than 6 feet from a bar

Rob Mackenzie said...

Shug - it's probably a matter of law - licensing laws and church laws (I think the venue is a church hall) combined.

I know you like to be suitably tanked up when reading poetry and it no doubt works for you. I must admit, I tend to read better without alcohol, and in a pub gig, I prefer to be early on the bill.

Cailleach said...

Snap and snap Rob - I prefer the bite of adrenaline instead and an early 'on', so's I can enjoy what else is going on, afterwards.

Good luck with that Rob - you are going to report back, aren't you?

Andrew Philip said...

Don't worry too much: there is a choice of nearby pubs for a post-poetry pint and your last train isn't until after midnight ...