Big Tent to feature poetry programme

At this year’s Big Tent Festival, poetry will play a unique and inspirational role. Set in A Place Apart, a quiet corner in the unfinished, atmospheric and beautiful memorial chapel, the poetry programme will include poems, stories and music that connect us to the natural world and focus on the uniqueness of places.

On Friday evening Trio Verso will perform with Brian Johnstone reading his poetry to improvised music from Richard Ingham (saxophone) and Louise Major (double bass).

On Saturday Quixote will play music inspired by the poems of Lorca, as well as other original compositions by this talented group of musicians.

Other poets will be reading and discussing their work, as well as leading walks through the woods and workshops over the weekend.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency, said:  “Big Tent is a groundbreaking Festival in Scotland which stands out as a model of best practice in environmental sustainability.  This year the Festival will break new ground again by introducing this enhanced poetry programme which will put the spotlight firmly on Fife talent during this year of culture.  Big Tent attracts thousands of people to Fife each year to enjoy the atmosphere, music and entertainment provide by this world class event.  It is without doubt one of Fife’s biggest and most successful events and a great asset to the region.”

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