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The Flint & Pitch Winter Revue features a delicious mix of spoken word, theatre and music from well-kent faces and newer voices, hosted by Jenny Lindsay. Join Scotland’s most exciting spoken word and live literature platform for new and emerging talent in the splendid surroundings of Clydebank Town Hall!
More on these fine folks below:
ALAN BISSETT is an award-winning novelist, playwright and performer from Falkirk, who now lives in Renfrewshire. He was Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Writer of the Year in 2011. His most well-known novels are Boyracers and Death of a Ladies’ Man, which was shortlisted for a Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year award. His most recent play is his ‘one-woman show’, (More) Moira Monologues, which had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. In 2016 Alan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Stirling University for his contribution to Scottish culture and had a street named after him in his native Falkirk. Kid you not.
Chris McQueer is a 25-year-old writer and spoken word performer from the east end of Glasgow. He has been writing for around a year and a half and in that time, has had work published in the likes of Gutter Magazine and has performed at Glasgow’s Aye Write! Book festival and with Flint & Pitch at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017. His debut collection of short stories Hings has been described as ‘Hilariously surreal snapshots of working class Scotland,’ and came out on the 27th of July, published by 404 Ink. It sold out two print runs in quick succession! An unstoppable newcomer on the Scottish live lit scene!
THE STRANGE BLUE DREAMS
The Strange Blue Dreams debut EP was released in 2016 and immediately put on the national playlist at BBC Radio Scotland. High fidelity vintage pop is how they describe the music they call their own. Pop music for them started around the time of prohibition, continued through the Jet Age into the Atomic era and onwards through the last century. The Strange Blue Dreams released a 7″ vinyl single on Trashwax in January 2017.
“A masterful band” Vic Galloway BBC
“Spooky riffs and spellbinding vocal harmonies” Scottish Fiction
Angie Strachan is a Glasgow based poet. She is a regular performer in the spoken word scene and at business events. Her poetry is a bold and honest account of her own experiences and observations on everyday life. She blends storytelling with her unique quirky style and humour. Angie is currently working on writing a collection of poems with a mental health theme.
MISS IRENIE ROSE
Island raised singer Miss Irenie Rose has been making music since 2010. With a guitar and a loop pedal, she has been making radio and television appearances as well as supporting touring musicians such as Rachel Sermanni, Rae Morris, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kan and John Smith amongst others. She has an EP called Peat Bog and can be found on most social media platforms.
With your host
Jenny Lindsay is a spoken word poet, performer, compere and events programmer, and is the director of Flint & Pitch Productions. Having been programming and promoting spoken word in all forms since her early 20s, Jenny has built a solid reputation for innovative, diverse, exciting programming including as one half of cult cabaret duo, Rally & Broad; with the scene-changing Lyceum Variety Nights (2016 – 17) and for her work on Flint & Pitch since August 2016. She is delighted to present and introduce all the fine folks above for the final Flint & Pitch event of 2017!