Neu! Reekie!

Neu! Reekie!
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Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

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Brought to you by writers Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! is a medley of spoken word, film, animation, performance and music – now seen to be Scotland’s best attended mixed-arts night and ‘a key piece of mother Caledonia’s cultural puzzle’. Each night features two musical acts, two spoken words acts and many mighty animations. Although, our aesthetic has been known to spiral out into table sculptures, live portraits, lightshows and a Raffle of the Absurd.

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Performance times

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Pilrig Street, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AH

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Platform, Glasgow

The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9DU

Sat 19 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £15 / 0141 276 9696

Part of East End Social.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Reviews & features

Scotland's spoken word scene in rude health

14 Oct 2013

Rally & Broad's Rachel McCrum has a look at the country's thriving spoken word scene

This August, for the second year running, the official Fringe programme included a section specifically for spoken word. The 67 shows included are certainly a little footloose with their definition of spoken word: spot on the mark with original shows…

Neu! Reekie! - Summerhall, Edinburgh, Fri 26 Oct

13 Nov 20124 stars

The Spoken Word meets music and film night is candlelit for a Hallowe'en special

Conjure in your mind a darkened hall lit by candles: where poets chant about their parents in spirituous rhythms, atmospheric animated shorts include a vintage Loony Tunes cartoon and live music flits from mesmerising folk to a mythic Russian sea…

Ten collaborative music, theatre and film projects from Scotland

7 Nov 2012

Including Speed of Light, Pass the Spoon and Whatever Gets You Through the Night

Pass the Spoon. It sounded like an unlikely dish, with ingredients including off-beat artist David Shrigley (who wrote the libreto), modernist composer David Fennessy and Magnetic North director Nicholas Bone working with the Red Note Ensemble, but when…

Spoken word and live literary events in Scotland

2 Nov 2012

An overview of live literary events including Inky Fingers, Unbound and Neu! Reekie!

Where once the poetry slam was the Scots wordsmith’s destination of choice for public verbosity, there are now a growing number of spoken word readings at everything from book festivals to DIY venues. Aspiring writers are quickly catching on to a…

Edinburgh performance night Neu! Reekie! becomes record label

18 Jul 2012

Neu! Reekie! Records releases Jesus, Baby! feat Davy Henderson

Over the past 18 months, Neu! Reekie!’s monthly Friday nights of what used to be called alternative entertainment have captured Edinburgh’s off-piste underground in a way not seen since Rebel Inc lit-zine first broke cover in the early 1990s. Now Neu!

Comments & ratings

1. butteringbread23 Feb 2012, 3:24pm Report

Just to note - the mystery musical guest is none other than Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and Jonny!

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