StAnza Festival 2011
StAnza, Scotland’s only festival dedicated to poetry, now has tickets on sale for its 2011 programme which runs from Wednesday, 16th until Sunday, 20th March.
Held every March since 1998, in Scotland’s oldest university town – St. Andrews, this international festival is a fantastic opportunity to hear world class poets reading in exciting and atmospheric venues, to experience a wide range of performances using music, film and dance together with poetry, to view exhibitions linking poetry with art, and to celebrate poetry in all its many forms.
Each festival focuses on two themes which weave around each other to make each StAnza a unique event. The first theme for 2011 is ‘Timepiece’ – taking as a starting point the vibrant and significant history of Scotland, with a particular focus on the Gaelic events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, including a special musical performance with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra at St. Andrews University. The second theme ‘The Poets’ Ark’, will concern animal poems - looking at the complex relationship we have with animals and nature and the contribution that has made to poetry.
With dozens of headline and participating poets from around the globe, many free events, and using a variety of interesting and historic venues around the town – StAnza 2011 promises to be an event not to be missed!
The full programme and booking details are now available online, and as a bonus – if you book before 12th February there is a 30% early bird discount off all tickets – including concessions. The website can be found at: www.stanzapoetry.org