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Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 30 August 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public.  Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Future events

MiKo Berry - Scottish Poetry Slam Champion

Special Event - Rhyming Slams

Thursday, 11 September 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

MiKo Berry is Scottish Poetry Slam Champion and recently took 4th place in the World Championships in Paris. ... Read more about Special Event - Rhyming Slams

Course - I'm a Poet and I Know It: Following the Laureates' Footsteps

Saturday, 13 September 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Liz Niven will explore Poetry for the Palace as the impetus for a workshop to unleash the poet in everyone. ... Read more about Course - I'm a Poet and I Know It: Following the Laureates' Footsteps

Royal Collection Trust/© Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Lecture - A Gift of Verse: The Poets Laureate and the Palace

Monday, 22 September 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Royal Collection Trust curators of 'Poetry for the Palace' explore the tales behind the exhibition's displays. ... Read more about Lecture - A Gift of Verse: The Poets Laureate and the Palace

Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 27 September 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public. Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Black and white photography of Carol Ann Duffy © Jemima Kuhfeld

Special Event - Carol Ann Duffy: An Evening with the Laureate and her Poetry

Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, is accompanied by virtuoso musician John Sampson for a very special evening of poetry and music. ... Read more about Special Event - Carol Ann Duffy: An Evening with the Laureate and her Poetry

Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 11 October 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public.  Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Poetry for the Palace curators, Deborah Clarke or Emma Stuart, for a 10-minute exploration of The Queen's Gallery exhibition discovering the connections, intrigues and histories behind this poetic journey of the last three centuries.  ... Read more about Short Talk - A Talk and A Walk

Liz Lochhead

Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Liz Lochhead, National Poet for Scotland, puts the use of Scots in poetry under the microscope. ... Read more about Special Event - The Word is Scots: Liz Lochhead and the Mother Tongue

Performance - A Choice Poem

Saturday, 1 November 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public.  Along woth each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem