Expect a "blistering night of poetry" in Preston

An acclaimed Scottish writer Kevin P Gilday is coming to Preston for a “blistering night of poetry”.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 3:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 4:03 pm
Kevin Gilday. Pic credit: Tim Courtney

Fresh from a successful Edinburgh Fringe stint with his Suffering From Scottishness show, the award-winning spoken-word artist will deliver a selection of his best work.

Suffering From Scottishness was an immersive theatrical experience confronting the unique absurdity of Scottish identity, wryly dealing with notions of nationhood and patriotism.

Kevin said: “I wanted to get across that we are losing the nuance by making everything black and white and about this one issue.

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“Scotland is so much more complex than that.

“I think there is a lack of debate and we are not allowing people to speak without jumping on them.

“If you can’t have a reasonable debate then I don’t know where you go from there.”

He is upstairs at The Stanley Arms, Preston, at 8pm on Tuesday, September 17.