Tales of home this winter with Homecoming Scotland 2014 events

Featuring Station Stories by Sven Warner, Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire and The Home Straits

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Tales of Home this winter

Kotryma Ula Kiliulyte

Pop-up theatre, fire sculptures, music and poetry are on offer during November and December as part of finale events celebrating Homecoming Scotland 2014. Taking place across the country in a variety of exiting and unusual place, check out these brand new events this winter!

Homecoming: Station Stories by Sven Werner

As part of the closing celebrations to this special year, commuters, families and tourists across Scotland are invited to lose themselves in Homecoming: Station Stories. By donning headphones and peering into a striking Victorian inspired peepshow, viewers embark on a journey in a gramophone-powered train carriage whizzing through the countryside and huddle in an atmospheric waiting-room looking out onto a snowy winter. Escape everyday reality with Homecoming: Station Stories by leaving the hectic modern concourse behind and be transported to a series of cinematic worlds in miniature. You can see this magical and exciting pop-up theatre experience at Glasgow Queen Street Station (26–29 November), Aberdeen Train Station (3–6 December) and Edinburgh Waverley Station (10–13 December).

Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire in Ayrshire is set to transform a winter’s night into a magical evening of poetry and song. On 29 December, enter the Burns Museum and Monument Gardens in Alloway, to a world of beautiful fiery installations that form a glowing garden landscape. Flame lined paths, copper breathing flowers and scorching sculptural trees will combine to create an unforgettable trail of light devised by outdoor art experts Walk the Plank. Audiences will also be treated to a number of performances from both local and nationally recognised artists celebrating the words and music of The Bard, including Ayrshire Opera and imaginative performers Mischief La Bas.

The Home Straits

A series of theatre, music and poetry performances across Scotland, including a centerpiece performance at Glasgow’s Tramway of Return to the Voice, a piece inspired by ancient Gaelic and Scottish musical traditions from the internationally acclaimed Polish theatre company Song of the Goat, commissioned by Eleven and Summerhall. The Home Straits will also feature leading poets such as Carol Ann Duffy and Don Paterson and will include a number of ‘pop-up’ performances in surprise locations across Scotland, including borders, crossing places, or other significant points on a journey ‘home’.

For more information on any of these events visit www.homecomingscotland.com.

Sven Werner: Station Stories

A pop-up theatre experience created by Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Sven Werner. Using headphones and Victorian style peep shows immerse yourself in series of miniature cinematic worlds. Sven and a team of Victorian assistants will be on-site to entice you in.

Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

Scottish song performed by soprano Jillian Bain Christie and pianist Catherine Herriott with a focus on Robert Burns.

The Home Straits

A series of theatre, music and poetry performances across Scotland exploring ideas of home, borders, exile and return. The programme features Carol Ann Duffy and Don Paterson, a performance of Return to the Voice at Tramway and several pop-up theatre pieces across the country.

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