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Keep up! It's been "live" for a couple of days... http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/69873-antony-cleopatr...
09/05/2020
Antony & Cleopatra

Keep up! It's been "live" for a couple of days... http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/69873-antony-cleopatra

We’re all about experiencing theatre together. At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re pleased to offer National Theatre At Home. You will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of ...

07/05/2020
National Theatre's Frankenstein streaming on Youtube till Friday 8 May only. This is our theatre editor's verdict:"Above...
06/05/2020

National Theatre's Frankenstein streaming on Youtube till Friday 8 May only. This is our theatre editor's verdict:

"Above all, this is an adaptation that understands and inhabits its source material. The doubling of Frankenstein and The Creature shows how often fear of The Other is in fact rooted in fear of the self. The themes of religion and parental responsibility feature heavily from the moment Victor abandons his Creation. Above all, the play understands that the tragedy of The Creature, skilled in ‘the art of assimilation’, is that he is a mirror of all humanity’s faults."

(only two more hours before it starts today...)

https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/05/06/frankenstein-2/

Hospitalfield
06/05/2020

Hospitalfield

The next Free Drawing School online challenge will happen on Monday 11 May from 10am-12pm GMT as well as EST > > >

We're really excited that next week’s artist is Camille Chedda.

You can join in by signing up to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/2480879302227775

Camille Chedda is an artist interested in identity and how this can be constructed, destroyed, or rebuilt. She tends to incorporate construction materials into her work and has worked a lot with plastic bags on which she paints portraits to speak about temporality and disposability.

Camille was at Hospitalfield in 2017 as part of the Trans Atlantic Artists’ Residency Exchange (TAARE) led by the British Council. She is based in Jamaica.

While at Hospitalfield she created ‘Brick and Mortar’ as part of a series of drawings incorporating bricks she found on Arbroath beach which had connections to sugar plantations in the Caribbean.

For Monday 11 May you will need:

• Some drawing materials of choice, pen, pencil, marker etc.
• Paper
• Charcoal (if you have it)
• A mirror or a photograph of yourself

We’ll be announcing the challenge on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as on our website.

We are really looking forward to it!

📷
1. Photo of Camille in her home studio
2. Brick and Mortar, 2017, Camille Chedda. Courtesy of the artist. Drawing made at Hospitalfield.
3. Sketch of artist journalling
4. Sketch of artist combing her hair.

#freedrawingschool #angus #arbroath #hospitalfield #drawing #drawingathome #stayathome #welovedrawing #freedrawing #robertsontrust

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
06/05/2020

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour

RSW members Morag Muir and Derek Robertson are annual exhibitors in Open Studios North Fife. They should both have been hanging all their work this week to show 8-10 May but now the event is cancelled they have put huge effort into organise virtual exhibitions instead. Derek has published videos as virtual tours of his artwork at www.derekrobertson.com/exhibitions/ and already sold work to USA, Germany and London. He is doing a series of demo paintings which he will be videoing and posting on social media this weekend.

Morag is doing a Not The Open Studios online event through her website www.moragmuir.com contact her for details.

The situation means that artists who have had all exhibitions cancelled are having to work imaginatively to survive but are incredibly grateful to the public for their continued support.

Check out their shows online.

@derekrobertsonart
@the_rsw_
@muir.morag
#contemporaryart
#contemporaryscottishart
#virtualgallery
#osnf2020
#lovefife
#newportontay
#taycountry
#livingpainters
#liveart
#loveart
#the_rsw
#meettheartist
#studiovisit
#artiststudio

Ledbury Poetry competition...
05/05/2020
Ledbury Poetry Competition

Ledbury Poetry competition...

The Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2020. First prize is £1000 and a course at Ty Newydd, National Writers' Centre for Wales.

It has finally arrived: These Windows, our student-led word-and-image creative collaboration with the V&A Dundee (contai...
05/05/2020
These Windows: Online Collection

It has finally arrived: These Windows, our student-led word-and-image creative collaboration with the V&A Dundee (containing two creative essays on objects in the V&A London). Click on the images to open the windows once you are on the website and enjoy the poetry and prose.

Thanks especially to Hannah Whaley for spearheading the project, and to all the MLitt in Writing Practice and Study students and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee illustration students who took part. Look out for the printed chapbook in the autumn as it will have different texts and images. Thanks to the V&ADundee, Royal Society of Edinburgh Arran Saltire Society for their support.

Enjoy "These Windows" as we stare out of our own domestic windows!

https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/05/05/these-windows-online-collection/

Humanities, University of Dundee StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival UoD - One Dundee

  I am thrilled to present an online collection of writing and art as the first instalment of These Windows, a collaborative publishing project between…

Please read our guidelines below. We look forward to hearing from you!Submission guidelines (for all writers)• Send a ma...
04/05/2020
Submissions guidelines – The Poetry Society

Please read our guidelines below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submission guidelines (for all writers)

• Send a maximum of six poems to be considered for an issue.
• Only send unpublished work.
• Send one submission at a time. That is, please do not send a new submission if you have not yet had a response to a previous one.
• We do not consider simultaneous submissions, i.e. work that is being considered elsewhere.
• Poems should be typed.
• Please put your name and address at the foot of each page, as this helps us keep track.
• Include a cover note containing your address and email. You may add a brief publication history (but this won’t affect your chances).
• Please submit your work via Submittable. There are separate options for members and non-members of the Poetry Society:

https://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/submissions-guidelines/

Submissions guidelines Follow our recommendations here to get the best out of submitting your work to The Poetry Review The Poetry Review welcomes submissions of unpublished poems and translations of poems. We have a policy of publishing work by new and upcoming poets as well as that of established....

For the first time in our short history, prize-winning Birmingham based indie Verve Poetry Press is opening a month long...
04/05/2020
We are opening a submissions window!

For the first time in our short history, prize-winning Birmingham based indie Verve Poetry Press is opening a month long submissions window to find a limited number of pamphlet and collection manuscripts. Those that are successful will either be published in 2021 or early in our 2022 season.

https://vervepoetrypress.com/submissions-willopen/

We are looking for three-six collection* length manuscripts from poets who are yet to publish other than in magazine or pamphlet form. And we are after two-four pamphlet* length works to add to our Michael Marks Publishers Award winning series. Manuscripts should be complete although we will conside...

04/05/2020
Microsoft Forms

Dundee Scrub Hub are starting a new sign up to do masks. This is a much simpler design and only requires basic straight stitch so hopefully more can get involved. If you are able to help can you complete a new sign up form here. Please also feel free to share

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…

'Been enjoying Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann's pocket poems on Twitter. Here is 'Aubade' by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (transl...
03/05/2020

'Been enjoying Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann's pocket poems on Twitter. Here is 'Aubade' by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (translation: Michael Longley).

"These are expansive poems, rich in pictures and space, frequently evocative of places the reader might also hold dear '...
03/05/2020

"These are expansive poems, rich in pictures and space, frequently evocative of places the reader might also hold dear 'like a jam of clotted green memories' ('Mar-a-Lago'). Kelly has a very admirable way with tercets and couplets, which can contain narratives which might otherwise ramble. Her delicate patterning of rhyme, controlling carefully the full and the half, offers a shape and texture to these poems which makes reading, and re-reading, a great joy."
https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/05/02/mercy/

Mercy is published by Bloodaxe Books.

#DundeeeEssaiAssayEssay. Here is number 5 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing students essayin...
01/05/2020
Essay Fragments by Elisabeth Husum

#DundeeeEssaiAssayEssay. Here is number 5 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing students essaying: Elisabeth Husum writing and thinking about identity and self-formation, about the D'Arcy Thompson Museum and also thinking about essay writing.
UoD - One Dundee; Humanities, University of Dundee, Museum Collections, University of Dundee ; Notting Hill Editions
https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/05/01/essay-fragments-by-lizzie-husum/

Mirror Love I stare at the stolid girl in the mirror. Her long, dark, hair hangs awkwardly over a warm face with blue eyes. Exactly…

01/05/2020
Eavan Boland reads Quarantine

Enjoying Eavan Boland's poetry all over again. This is her reading "Quarantine" shared by Poetry Ireland at her memorial service: https://youtu.be/wg-rtWprRGI

Eavan Boland reads her poem Quarantine as part of the Ireland's Chair series produced by Poetry Ireland

"the collection is imaginative, full of ancient wisdoms and modern truths sometimes rendered in witty and profound revel...
01/05/2020
Nineveh

"the collection is imaginative, full of ancient wisdoms and modern truths sometimes rendered in witty and profound revelations... Nineveh is a book to own."
https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/05/01/nineveh/

Nineveh is an astounding debut collection full of originality and adding to the vast and rich culture of Jewish poetry. It uses the stylistic device…

Today, 30th April in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland, the #WordsApart project encourages you to write an uplifting poe...
30/04/2020

Today, 30th April in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland, the #WordsApart project encourages you to write an uplifting poetic message in your window, on the pavement in front of your house, or anywhere within your home that might be visible to passersby.

Share a photograph of your message to Twitter social media with the hashtags #PoetryDayIRL and #WordsApart and you'll be entered into a draw to win a free copy of the most recent issue of Poetry Ireland Review.
https://www.poetryireland.ie/poetry-day/whats-on/words-apart

#DundeeeEssaiAssayEssay. The Creative Essay is alive and well! Here is number 4 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by...
30/04/2020

#DundeeeEssaiAssayEssay. The Creative Essay is alive and well! Here is number 4 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing students essaying; Kristyn Leonard was a student from the USA on a TransAtlantic exchange to Dundee in the autumn semester of last year. Here is Kristyn essaying on Joan Eardley's Corn Feverfew III from The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, and about writing in first person, and being imaginatively in two places at the same time. . .

UoD - One Dundee; Humanities, University of Dundee; Notting Hill Editions
https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/04/30/essay-fragments-by-kirstyn-leonard/

Galleries are closed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19). But all over - stuff is turning up online that are gold...
30/04/2020

Galleries are closed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19). But all over - stuff is turning up online that are goldmines. Here is a virtual tour from the Harry Ransom Center on the making of Gabriel García Márquez from their fab archival collection.

"Drawing primarily on the papers of García Márquez acquired by the Ransom Center in 2014, this exhibition is comprised of approximately 300 objects, including numerous documents never seen in public before. These objects show how he became a literary icon. Throughout his life, García Márquez repeatedly thanked his family and friends for their support. Throughout the exhibition, correspondence, photos, and videos illustrate how his professional circle supported his literary career.

This exhibition is curated by Álvaro Santana-Acuña, assistant professor at Whitman College, and author of the book Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic.
https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2020/gabriel-garcia-marquez/"

"the sense of intimacy in essays..."Here is number 3 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing stude...
29/04/2020
Living Between Places by Amy Turnbull

"the sense of intimacy in essays..."

Here is number 3 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing students essaying: Amy Turnbull writing about Joan Eardley from the 'As I see it' exhibition in The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, taking that painting, and those ideas Eardley's "The Stile" inspired for a long walk. Lovely stuff!
https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/04/29/living-between-places-by-amy-turnbull/

Notting Hill Editions Humanities, University of Dundee

The grand spectacle of a sweeping external stone stair adorns the outside of the McManus galleries. Its aging sandstone watches over me as I move…

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30 April 2020 and the theme is 'There will be time' Whether you share a poem,...
28/04/2020
Poetry Day Ireland - Thursday 30 April 2020 | Poetry Ireland

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30 April 2020 and the theme is 'There will be time' Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate. https://www.poetryireland.ie/poetry-day/

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30 April 2020 – Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.

John D’Agata writes of the lyric essay, "I like to think of the essay as an art form that tracks the evolution of consci...
28/04/2020
Essay fragments by Liam Wright

John D’Agata writes of the lyric essay, "I like to think of the essay as an art form that tracks the evolution of consciousness as it rolls over the folds of a new idea, memory, or emotion. What I’ve always appreciated about the essay is the feeling that it gives me that it’s capturing that activity of human thought in real time. I think that feeling is what we all respond to in essays: the sense of intimacy..."

Here is number 2 in our Spring Essay showcase produced by our creative writing students essaying: Liam Wright writes about William Johnstone's painting, 'Untitled' 1975 in the McManus Galleries, manuscripts and images from the Archive Collections, University of Dundee, and the D'Arcy Thompson Museum collection (Museum Collections, University of Dundee) ...

Notting Hill Editions

https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2020/04/28/essay-fragments-by-liam-wright/

Displaced Drifting through a little hall of renaissance pieces, the frames of gold, green and grey only hold me briefly. There, on the left-hand side…

From the Edwin Morgan Trust...
27/04/2020

From the Edwin Morgan Trust...

https://www.poetryireland.ie/poetry-day/whats-on/incredible-things-do-happen?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&ut...
27/04/2020
Incredible Things Do Happen | Poetry Ireland

https://www.poetryireland.ie/poetry-day/whats-on/incredible-things-do-happen?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

Incredible Things Do Happen Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May Online Incredible Things Do Happen: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2019 is an anthology of poetry from Poetry Ireland. It features the very best of Ireland's emerging poets for 2019, as chosen by Martina Evans, the acclaimed poet and Iris...

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Hi everyone, long shot here but would Anyone like to write a creative writing piece max 800 words for the Magdalen freshers issue today? If you know anyone too please get in touch thank you!
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