Aside from Bella Caledonia an arts project I’m heavily involved with is Neu! Reekie! Neu! Reekie! is a monthly anti-cabaret now based at Edinburgh’s Summerhall arts complex. The Neu! Reekie! ‘happenings’ on the last Friday of each month are pretty much under the radar, but have grown in ambition and scale since we started last January. My other (micro) blog gives a taste of what to expect.
With Neu! Reekie! myself and co-curator Michael Pederson try to showcase some of the finest and most cutting edge Scottish culture – although not limited to Scotland – as we fuse poetry, theatre, animation & film, with live music . I don’t want to give too much away but if you’re in Edinburgh tomorrow night you could be in for a treat since our special guests include singer-songwriter and all round genius James Yorkston as well as internationally renown poets Douglas Dunn and John Hegley. It should be a fine night out. (Tickets are available at the door for £7).
The other reason I’m trailing it here today is because I’ll be starting a regular Neu! Reekie! column here on Bella next month. You been warned.