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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Word Jazzology


  • Scottish Poetry Library 5 Crichton's Close Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8DT United Kingdom (map)

A unique poetry, gypsy jazz, literary comedy crossover cabaret collision!

Scots/Australian poet Ali Whitelock (Bukowski with a Glaswegian accent) reads with (Sappho with a laptop) Magi Gibson, both known for their page poetry and their high-level performance. Compèred by Dubliner Ian Macpherson, (‘Comedy’s answer to James Joyce’ (BBC Radio 4)). Ian will read snippets from The Book of Blaise, semi-autobiographical stories of life with a poet in the West End of Glasgow. Previously broadcast as a BBC Radio 4 series. Music from Le Jazz Band, with violin/poem pieces created by gypsy violinist Helen Jayne.

Tickets are £10/£8/6 concession, and are available from the Fringe event page here or from the Fringe box office on 0131 226 0000.