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Neu Reekie : Remain in Light 2

REMAIN IN LIGHT #2 is the second in the new season of shows from Neu! Reekie! featuring





- plus Michael Pedersen & Kevin Williamson

REMAIN IN LIGHT is a new monthly showcase of experimental / avante-garde/ dissident / outward looking culture featuring an eclectic shapeshifting mix of poetry, music, spoken word, performance art, dance, visual art, science, film, animation & activism.

REMAIN IN LIGHT will be unashamedly internationalist & pro-European in outlook, inspired by the best in contemporary European culture.

REMAIN IN LIGHT will be based at the newly refurbished Leith Theatre for the whole of 2019. A home in Leith? What's not to like.


HANNAH LAVERTY presents THE DRIFT (excerpt)

Hannah Lavery will be performing at Stanza 2019, and she has had featured spots at Sonnet Youth, Flint and Pitch Revue, Solas Festival, National Theatre of Scotland Just Start Here Weekend and many more. She has had her work performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre was awarded a Tom McGrath Playwriting Grant in 2015, a Megaphone Residency from The Workers Theatre in 2017 and a Summerhall Lab in 2019. Her most recent spoken word show, The Drift will go on a Scotland wide tour as part of National Theatre of Scotlands Season 2019. Her poetry has been published by Gutter Magazine amongst others and her first pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press in 2018. Her pamphlet, Finding Seaglass: Poems from The Drift will be released by Stewed Rhubarb Press in April


27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana. Twice nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, his three albums have been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014, 2017 and 2018. His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake's albums and john Martyn's iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells) and second album, Brighter Still, features to time BRIT winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout. Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau. Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals with their own hint of Scotland. They have featured widely on live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Edith Bowman's BBC Scotland Quay Sessions show and Virgin Radio and are regulars on the UK and European festival and touring circuit, having shared bills with the likes of Laura Marling, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Chvrches amongst many others


Suzi Cunningham is a dance artist who is driven to move and deeply embody the issues she explores. In performance making, she draws upon emotional and primal connections. She is deeply interested in how the body retains layers of experience; and how movement can trigger unconscious memory to unfold stories of the human spirit and other life forms. In recent years she has been training in Butoh Dance which delves into the archaeology of life, and therefore acknowledges the history within each of us; how we move when we are embryos, or cells in the sea throughout thousands of years. She will be performing 'Rules to Live By' which ran as part of a triple bill of contemporary dance focused on Butoh, the Japanese dance of darkness at CCA in Glasgow in December 2018.


CinemaAttic specialises in pop-up film screenings, underground events and retrospectives on Spanish & Latin American Cinema. Presented by Alberto & Rafa.

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