GUATG presents Three by Two, c1960s

Further concerning Joan Ure, these scans were provided by the actress Deirdre Murray. They comprise one of the early programmes of the Glasgow University Arts Theatre Group. With Alison Peebles, Alan Riach and Barbara Rafferty, Deirdre will appear in A Nudge for Joan Ure, at GoMA, Glasgow (2pm, Saturday, 11 May). For information, follow this link.

John Purser – visiting Meikle Mochrum

As the latest in our growing collection of tributes to the writer Joan Ure, and reflections on her work, we're delighted to present a remembrance generously contributed by the composer, playwright and author John Purser. Born in Glasgow in 1942 and now living in Skye, Purser is one of Scotland’s most important cultural ambassadors. His award-winning radio … Continue reading John Purser – visiting Meikle Mochrum

Joy Hendry responds to Joan Ure’s ‘Tiny Talent’

In an earlier post, we republished Alasdair Gray's 1980 article on Joan Ure. As noted, this had featured in the Woven by Women issue of Chapman magazine. The favour was arranged only a week or so before the launches on December 11-12th, but as well as immediately agreeing, the editor Joy Hendry kindly offered to contribute to the launch at … Continue reading Joy Hendry responds to Joan Ure’s ‘Tiny Talent’

‘Personality and energy’ – Stewart Conn on Joan Ure, and on the launch event at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh

THE TINY TALENT: Selected Poems by Joan Ure a postscript to the Edinburgh launch / Blackwell’s Bookshop 11th Dec 2018 Editor’s note: At the conclusion of the Edinburgh launch, which featured readings by Joy Hendry and Alison Peebles, we were surprised and blushingly delighted when Stewart Conn, the poet and playwright, rose from the audience to … Continue reading ‘Personality and energy’ – Stewart Conn on Joan Ure, and on the launch event at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh