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Loud Poets @ Edinburgh Fringe
Aug
4
to Aug 28

Loud Poets @ Edinburgh Fringe

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Loud Poets is back for our fourth run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! You can find us at the Scottish Storytelling Centre at 9pm from August 4-28 (not 14 & 21). Tickets and more information here: http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytell…/…/loud-poets #IAmLoud

This is fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is the spoken word revolution! Over the last three years, the award-winning Loud Poets have cemented their place as the top spoken word show at the Fringe. Their unique blend of poetry, live music and film has wowed audiences at Fringe Festivals including Edinburgh, Brighton and Prague and they return this year with a brand-new show filled with comedy, tragedy, politics and poignancy.

“Loud Poets give me a reason to live.” (Phil Jupitus)

“Throughout, there’s a humour, poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire.” (Scotsman)

“The loudness doesn’t always come from the volume of their voices . . . sometimes it comes from the heavy machinery they use to dig up their own hearts . . . to lay foundations for their monuments of compassion and other social medicine. Go listen to Loud Poets and hear them say the things you’ve been trying to say to yourself.” (Shane Koyczan)

“If you haven’t heard of The Loud Poets you’ve got to check them out. They’re a collection of incredible artists. [...] they’re such an inspiring and welcoming collective - and they put together incredible events. I could talk for hours about each and every one of them and how talented they all are.” (Mark Grist)

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Angus Munro w/ Josephine Sillars & Hinks
Jun
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Angus Munro w/ Josephine Sillars & Hinks

Edinburgh based singer-songwriter of alternative-pop, Angus Munro brings his multifaceted four octave vocal range, a songwriting style reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and a live show that has drawn comparisons to that of The Darkness fronted by Rufus Wainwright on the road for his new EP release “MIRROR MAN”.

With support from Josephine Sillars + Hinks

Tickets £6
Doors 7pm

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Coldsville @ Leith Festival
Jun
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Coldsville @ Leith Festival

The Americiana Backroom Sessions is proud to present it's first all day event as part of the Leith Festival! The line-up for the day is:

1.00pm - 2.00pm: Al Shields http://bit.ly/2pNTSkk
2.30pm - 3.30pm: The Heartbreak Diet http://bit.ly/2qvxXxn
4.00pm - 5.30pm: Under The Dogwood Tree http://bit.ly/2qUCTwF
6.00pm - 7.00pm: Ms. Fi & the Lost Head Band http://bit.ly/2qz6KaV
7.30pm - 9.00pm: Coldsville http://bit.ly/2siWx38 

FREE ENTRY - come and go as you please!

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Coldsville @ The Depot
May
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Coldsville @ The Depot

The Americana Backroom Sessions is back at the Leith Depot in May with another two great local Americana acts...on a Sunday evening for a change!

Coldsville are making their ABS debut. They've been busy working on a new record so expect some fresh material from the 6-piece. Check out their Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Coldsville/

Steve Grozier is set to open the May event. Steve is a regular on the Scottish Americana scene, recently playing the King Tuts stage at the Country to Country festival back in March:
https://www.facebook.com/SteveGrozier/

Doors are at 5pm. Steve will be onstage at 5.30pm to 6.30pm with Coldsville closing the show from 7pm to 8pm.

FREE ENTRY as ever!

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Loud Poets Edinburgh: Bardians of the Galaxy
May
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Loud Poets Edinburgh: Bardians of the Galaxy

BARDIANS! THE GALAXY IS IN PERIL! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’ve received word that a nefariously bureaucratic race calling themselves The Establishment is steadily conquering system after system throughout the cosmos, seeking to enslave all life to an existence of pen-pushing pale-facedness. And they’ve turned their monochrome gaze to Earth!

We can only speculate as to the horror! Television will be reduced to toothpaste adverts! Our diet will be waste paper! We’ll be forced to sleep in filing cabinets! It will be really, really, really… erm… shit.

Thankfully, we’ve received intelligence from our friends at the unfortunately-abbreviated Federation of Asgardian Recon Teams that the invaders have one significant weakness: poetry. Spoken-word. With musical accompaniment. And lots of applause. It makes them cry and forces them to hug a stranger.

The Establishment’s ships will be entering our atmosphere on Friday 26th May, coincidentally right above Edinburgh’s Mash House. So tell your friends! Write some words! Get the awesome playlist on the go! Because the Bardians of the Galaxy will be saving the Earth soon, and it’s going to be EPIC!

Want to help save the world? Why not sign up to our THE VORTEX IS OPEN mic? We'll select three names on the night to perform - no paper, no prompts, no intros - and the winner will be booked for one of our future monthly shows. 

To enter, just comment #IAmLoud below or speak to us on the night.

Entry is £4 on the door, or FREE to some of our Patreons as part of our rewards scheme. To become a Patron, follow this link:

https://www.patreon.com/loudpoets

Loud Poets are a collective of musicians, poets, writers and artists based in Edinburgh known for tightly crafted events in Edinburgh and Glasgow where music, poignancy and comedy hit the stage to prove poetry can be enjoyed by the masses.

"Throughout there's a humour; poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire." - The Scotsman

"This is an act not to be missed." - Broadway Baby

"Loud Poets give me a reason to live." - Phil Jupitus

#IAmLoud #TheRevolutionWillBeSpoken

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Alburn plus Terrestria, The Motion Poets, Hinks
May
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alburn plus Terrestria, The Motion Poets, Hinks

Line-up -
Alburn
Terrestria
The Motion Poets
Hinks

"Alburn exhibit an ability to write technically impressive songs but with the added bonus of addictive hooks and memorable choruses which mark the band out as ones to watch in the future. We will certainly be looking forward to a full length offering from them in the not to distant future."

"Despite emerging out of Perth and Glasgow, post-hardcore four-piece Alburn share more in common with stateside veterans such as Brand New and Crime In Stereo. Fusing emo-tinged melodies with post-rock soundscapes and strained vocals, their sophomore EP ‘Mouthful of Glass’ provides a beautiful representation of cross-continental influence."

"Take off your headphones and turn up your stereo, because this is a band you're going to want to hear through speakers."

"Alburn showcase themselves extraordinarily tight, demonstrating all they have to offer and treating the crowd to stunning vocals, beautifully picked guitars, poignant lyrics with lots of passion."

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Loud Poets Presents: Shane Koyczan (Edinburgh)
May
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Loud Poets Presents: Shane Koyczan (Edinburgh)

THIS IS NOT A DRILL POETRY FANS!!
Loud Poets is delighted to announce that we will be hosting poetry legend Shane Koyczan in The Mash House, Edinburgh and we want you to be there!!

Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (£17.50 concession): koyczan-edinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk

Shane Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, past U.S. Slam Champion and winner of the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics. 
Have you been living under a poetry-based rock for the past few years? Even you must have heard the viral sensation (with over 20 million views to date) that is To This Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY&t=34s
His TED talk “To This Day… For the Bullied and the Beautiful” has over 6 million views and was selected by Sir Ken Robinson as one of the top ten talks on education.
Shane has also released numerous books, his first collection Visiting Hours won Best Book of the Year from The Guardian and The Globe and Mail, he has also released a novel in verse Stickboy (in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera) and a graphic novel entitled Silence is a Song I Know All the Words To. In 2010 he performed at Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

"Homer must have sounded [like this]… or Ginsberg or Kerouac." - Amy Brown, The Lumiere Reader

www.shanekoyczan.com
Facebook: Shane Koyczan Poetry
Twitter: @koyczan

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Alongside Shane’s feature performance there will be poetry and music from the Loud Poets collective!

Loud Poets are a collective of musicians, poets, writers and artists based in Edinburgh known for tightly crafted events in Edinburgh and Glasgow where music, poignancy and comedy hit the stage to prove poetry can be enjoyed by the masses.

"Throughout there's a humour; poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire." - The Scotsman

"This is an act not to be missed." - Broadway Baby

"Loud Poets give me a reason to live." - Phil Jupitus

#IAmLoud #TheRevolutionWillBeSpoken

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