The Golden Hour

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  • 18 February 2010
The Golden Hour

The Forest Cafe’s glorious, shambolic and boozy literary cabaret night, hosted as ever by the utterly affable Ryan Van Winkle, gets in on the Edinburgh City of Literature One Book / One City campaign. The theme this year is ‘Carry a Poem’, and readers Claire Askew, Ewan Swung Morrison and Tom Pow will be showing us how they do just that, with musical accompaniment from Diddley Squat and Robin Grey Band. The Carry A Poem campaign aims to show Scots how much poetry they carry with them (in our heads, presumably) without even knowing it. Look out for pocket poetry cards and sample booklets being distributed across Edinburgh, and doubtlessly a few at the Golden Hour. For more info on the whole thing, take a look at

Forest Café, Edinburgh, Wed 17 Feb.

The Golden Hour: Let's Get Lyrical Special

A special edition of the literary cabaret for the Edinburgh City of Literature festival of song lyrics. With words from Kei Miller, Emma Bartholemew and Rodge Glass, and music from Burnt Island (aka Rodge Glass and friends in musical mode) and Endor. Part of Let's Get Lyrical.

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