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
Edinburgh (11th) and Glasgow (12th): At Blackwell’s, South Bridge, Edinburgh; 6.30-8.00pm, Tuesday 11th December 2018. A selection of the poems will be read by Alison Peebles. Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-the-tiny-talent-selected-poems-by-joan-ure-tickets-52868769914 At CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow; 5.30-7.00pm, Wednesday 12th December 2018. The poems will be read by Jan McDonald and Richie McCaffery. … Continue reading December Launches of ‘The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure’
From The Orcadian 22 November 2018. Reproduced with permission. Thanks, big time, to Olive M Ritch, for stepping in when we'd had time to take stock of our expectations vis-à-vis the so suddenly packed room. And thanks to Ann McTaggart for bringing the poetry, and the room, so splendidly to life.
This pamphlet of 22 poems by the playwright and poet Joan Ure, pen name of Elizabeth Clark (1918-78), was published on November 5th of her centenary year. It represents the first occasion on which her poetry has appeared within its own covers. The selection was edited by Richie McCaffery and Alistair Peebles, the present writer, … Continue reading The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure
A friend wrote from Spain this morning to wish me ‘Happy Paul Violi Day’, on what would have been the New York poet's 74th birthday. He hoped, he added, to read some of Paul's poetry online later. I misunderstood, imagining a kind of digital reprise of the small event that he and I and some … Continue reading Happy Paul Violi Day