SATURDAY 11TH MAY 2019
We're very excited to be collaborating with Neu! Reekie! - "Scotland's favourite avant-garde noisemakers" (The Skinny) - as part of our fortieth anniversary celebrations #QH40.
Neu! Reekie! is a prize-winning literary production house that has been curating cross-cultural events for over eight years. They unfurl their own 'iconic' core shows as well as producing take-overs at national galleries, national museums and major festivals.
With anchors in poetry, music, animation and film, performance and the weird realms in between, Neu! Reekie! has become a fertile breeding ground for collaboration and one of the fastest moving grassroots arts organisations in the UK.
“A wonderful world of cross-cultural verve”
The first act to be announced for tonight's show is musician and composer, Hannah Peel (The Magnetic North), and poet, Will Burns, who will play tracks from their first album Chalk Hill Blue - a record of electronic ruralism, channeling the chalk landscapes of Southern England.
Burns is poet-in-residence for arts-meets-nature-uptown phenomenon Caught by the River and was a Faber New Poet in 2014. Peel’s electronica has explored a diverse range of inner and outer landscapes; refracting the science of both the human brain and outer space through analogue synthesisers and community brass bands.
A musical headliner, spoken word and film names are still to be announced, so check back here for updates and follow us and Neu! Reekie! on social media.
Photo by Kat Gollock.
Presented by The Queen's Hall & Neu! Reekie!
“Neu! Reekie! dismantle the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art - art is for everyone