Jenny Lindsay

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The Hot 100 2018: 90–81

1 Nov 2018

KT Tunstall, Sgàire Wood and Morven Christie are among our favourite cultural contributors this year

Without a doubt, 2018 has been a year of incredible female activism and empowerment. From #MeToo and Time's Up to the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the vote, the various events of this year have renewed…

Lyceum Variety Nights

7 Nov 20164 stars

A very 21st century take on the concept of the theatrical variety show, often dark and introspective but with an emphatic, inventive resonance

There's an undoubted boldness to this new onstage venture from the curatorial hand of Jenny Lindsay and her stated desire to create 'an experiment in democratising theatre and bringing in new artforms', which makes it entirely in keeping with David…

The Hot 100 2016: 20–11

2 Nov 2016

Alan Cumming, David Mackenzie, Emma Pollock and Nick Stewart among our favourite cultural contributors this year

Discussions have been had, arguments made and counsels taken. But now the talking is over (or perhaps just beginning) as we commence the countdown to reveal who is the hottest of the hot among this year's Scottish cultural community.

Interview: Rally & Broad - 'I look forward to sitting on a bench together in the Meadows when we are 65, wearing enormous hats and swearing at pigeons, feeling immensely proud'

16 May 2016

Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum on Rally & Broad ending, and what's next for the spoken word artists

After four years, Edinburgh's literary-flavoured cabaret of spoken word and music Rally & Broad is coming to an end. We caught up with hosts Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay to find out why R&B is shutting shop, what they're up to next, and where fans of…

Kate Tempest kicks off 'Season 3' at Rally & Broad

23 Oct 2014

Youngest ever winner of Ted Hughes Award for innovation in poetry set for Edinburgh performance

Kate Tempest, the youngest person ever to win the Ted Hughes Award for innovation in poetry, makes an exclusive appearance at Rally & Broad this month to launch her new collection. Performance poets Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum launched Rally and…

Interview: Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay talk poetry at the Edinburgh Festivals 2014

15 Aug 2014

Poets are popping up all over the capital this august, including Luke Wright and Hollie McNish

Between the crowds, the queues, the small-hours bedtimes and the daytime drinking, moments of poetic transcendence don’t necessarily come high on the August-in-Edinburgh agenda. But those familiar with Edinburgh’s dynamic live literature and spoken word…

Flash Fiction: The Eejit Pit by Jenny Lindsay

13 Jun 2014

A poem from one half of spoken wordsters Rally & Broad

Jaggy, numpty mooth – Wheesht wi yer chitter! The nicht wiz sair an’ jiggered; Noo, a thrang ae claes Drapt oan the eejit pit … Oor fear kist awa’ Wi carry-oot, (Braw shoogle?) Maun noo, Bidie-in, Fair morn isnae close. Jenny Lindsay is…

Rally & Broad: The Ampersand Edition

16 May 20144 stars

Ryan van Winkle, Ruth Mills and Lach take part in the spoken word cabaret's collaboration special

'Tonight is all about collaboration,' says Jenny Lindsay, one half of the evening's hosts Rally & Broad. Their regular cabarets of words, music and lyrical delights creates a string of unique events through the collision of a variety of people. The…

Hot 100 2013: 59-50

11 Dec 2013

Young Fathers, LuckyMe and Rally & Broad among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013

The Hot 100 is our list of Scotland’s 100 hottest individuals and groups who’ve made a splash this year, from comic book writers to comedians, artists to actors. If they've contributed to Scotland's cultural landscape in 2013, you'll find them here.

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…

5 of the best spoken word events at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

1 Aug 2013

Featuring Ross Sutherland, Liz Lochhead and Norwegian troupe Ljodahått

Foreigner Go Home (With Me!) Described by critics as an 'awkward teenager' with 'wisdom beyond her years', UK Poetry Slam champion Stephanie Chan tells of moving to London from a small island in the Far East in a quest for knowledge, power, revolution…

LeithLate - various venues, Edinburgh, Thu 13 Jun 2013

17 Jun 20134 stars

Sterling art and music evening based on and around Leith Walk

If there’s one criticism of LeithLate, it’s that there’s not enough time to take it all in. With performances and exhibitions taking place in 17 venues on and around Leith Walk, three hours is nowhere near enough time to get a taste of everything. You…

(g)Host City

18 Aug 20113 stars

Edinburgh audio tours from spoken word performers

First thing in the morning, I’m standing on top of Calton Hill looking out to Arthur’s Seat, Princes Street and the Pentlands. It’s a view I never tire of, but on my headphones Jenny Lindsay is giving a different message. ‘Edinburgh, you old tart,…

The List: 25 Years - A night at the Arches, Glasgow featuring Errors, King Creosote and Come on Gang!

5 Oct 2010

Event celebrates 25th anniversary of The List Magazine

After 25 years of writing about other people's events, we've decided to put on our own... and it's been worth the wait. We're taking over The Arches for one Friday night only, showcasing the best of Scottish culture, including many of favourite bands…

The Big Word

10 Apr 2008

Sad times indeed, as it falls on us to announce the last ever night of Edinburgh’s spoken word cabaret institution The Big Word, which was started ten years ago by the now-mythical performance poet Jem Rolls. Over the last decade the night has proved…