Makar to Makar

Thu 14 May - Thu 3 Sept 2020

Overview

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

Created and curated by Jackie Kay

Beginning on Thu 14 May at 7pm, the Makar, the National Poet for Scotland, Jackie Kay will launch a weekly series of online events.

Makar 2 Makar will showcase 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 will stream on National Theatre of Scotland’s You Tube and Facebook channels every Thursday at 7pm for 16 weeks, 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. Kay will be the first week’s performer, followed in week two by poet Don Paterson.

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