Makar to Makar

Thu 14 May - Thu 20 Aug 2020

Overview

A new series of live-streamed conversation, spoken word and music gigs

Created and curated by Jackie Kay

A weekly series of online events hosted by Jackie Kay, the Makar, the National Poet for Scotland.

Makar 2 Makar showcases a line-up of established literary talent and emerging voices from Scotland and around the world.

With the lockdown closing literary festivals around the world, Kay was inspired to curate these live events to entertain and accompany people in isolation.

The free events stream on National Theatre of Scotland’s YouTube and Facebook channels on Thursdays at 7pm until 20 August, with each show lasting approximately 40 minutes.

Each event will usually feature one or two “makars” paired with a singer who will finish each show with a song. Every week, Jackie Kay will introduce the makar of the week, who will in turn announce who the next one will be.

For more information visit makar2makar.com

PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOME MANCHESTER, EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL OF ARTS AND MEDIA, SALFORD

Listen to collected poems

You can listen to selected poems from the series on our soundcloud channel.