In our notes to the publication The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure, Richie McCaffery and I allude to the circumstances that led to our joining forces on the project. That a writer and critic then living in Ghent, and a small publishing house based in Orkney should come together for the purposes of … Continue reading ‘It must be about time/ for a change’
Reproduced by kind permission of publisher Joy Hendry on behalf of Chapman Magazine, and by kind permission of the author, Alasdair Gray. Cover image by Marion Thomson. JOAN URE : 1919-1978 Joan Ure the playwright was called Elizabeth Carswell when born near Newcastle, where her father worked as an engineer with Vickers-Armstrong. On her father's and mother's … Continue reading from Woven by Women (Chapman 27/28, 1980) ‘Joan Ure: 1919-1978’ by Alasdair Gray
First, some background. Late last year, after Richie McCaffery and I had decided to seek to publish a centenary selection of poems by Joan Ure, one of the first people we contacted was Professor Emerita Jan McDonald, formerly James Arnott Professor of Drama at the University of Glasgow, and we are delighted to confirm that she … Continue reading Launch of The Tiny Talent, at the CCA, Glasgow with Jan McDonald, & friends, Wednesday 12th December, 5.30-7pm.
Alison Peebles is an award-winning Scottish actress and director in theatre, film, and television in a career spanning over thirty years. Trained as an artist at Edinburgh College of Art, she co-founded the celebrated Communicado Theatre Company and was noted for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in Michael Boyd’s seminal production of Macbeth at The Tron Theatre. She was nominated … Continue reading Launch at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh, with Alison Peebles, Tuesday 11th December, 6.30pm