War Poetry at the King's

War Poetry at the King's

Monday, 22 September 2014

Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Edinburgh King's Theatre team up to bring a day of free poetry events to celebrate National Poetry Day as Regeneration moves to bonnie Scotland!


In the week of the Scottish premiere of WWI drama Regeneration, The King’s Theatre in collaboration with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company are hosting three special events at the King’s Theatre based on the work of the War Poets to mark National Poetry Day on Thursday 2 October. All events are free but ticketed and bookable through the box office on 0131 529 6000.
All events take place at the King’s Theatre.

 

 

WAR POETRY EVENTS AT THE KING’S THEATRE EDINBURGH:


Poetry in the Attic: The Attic, 10-12pm, Thurs 2nd Oct

Join established poet and mentor, Jacqui Rowe, for a unique poetry workshop exploring themes of war and responses to war. These sessions are designed to develop creativity and writing skills. Any poem created in this workshop can be submitted to the national poetry competition, War Poetry for Today, with the chance to win cash prizes and a public reading from the cast of Pat Barker’s Regeneration.

Poetry in the Attic: The Attic, 2-4pm, Thurs 2nd Oct

Reflect on WW1 and write poems relevant to today's climate of war and peace.
Elspeth Murray has been poet in residence at conferences, businesses, charities, schools, and libraries. Her workshops are stimulating, interactive, often multi-sensory and suitable for all ages. Come on your own, with friends, with children. Any poem created in this workshop can be submitted to the national poetry competition, War Poetry for Today, with the chance to win cash prizes and a public reading from the cast of Pat Barker’s Regeneration.

Words of the War Poets: Main House, 5-6pm, Thurs 2nd Oct

To celebrate National Poetry Day and as part of the World War One centenary, the King’s Theatre and the Touring Consortium Theatre Company are hosting this insightful and entertaining look at works of the famous war poets, Sassoon and Owen, who visited Craiglockhart hospital as shell shock patients, and Graves who visited Sassoon whilst he was there. Hosted by Alistair McCleery, professor of Literature and Culture at Napier University, and accompanied by three cast members from the world premiere production of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, Words of the War Poets is a delightful mix of poetry readings, historical insight and an opportunity to learn a little more about the fascinating Craiglockhart hospital.

Regeneration will be playing at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tues 30 September - Saturday 4 October. To book for any of these events call the Box Office on 0131 529 6000.

 

We would like to thank our friend,  the Scottish Poetry Library, for helping to promote these events. Look out for their special National Poetry Day postcards being handed out at the theatre that day.

Also, why not check out their National Poetry Day resources? These include poems on the theme of ‘Remember', free downloadable posters and suggestions for teaching or writing poetry on the theme of Remember. You can find this link and much more in our WW1 Collection.

 


Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.

Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.