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Scottish Islands Group online meet-up

31 January @ 19:00 - 20:00 GMT

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Join the Scottish Islands Group on Tuesday 31 January from 7pm for their next online meet-up. This month we will be joined by poet and writer Yvonne Gray. Yvonne will talk to us about an exciting collaborative project developed by The George Mackay Brown Fellowship and the chamber orchestra Orkney Camerata in the centenary of the birth of the Orkney writer George Mackay Brown. 

Words into Music was inspired by the unique literary and musical partnership between the writer and the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. It offered an opportunity for local writers and composers to create new work – writing stimulated by the work of GMB, and music stimulated, in turn, by the new poems and prose submitted. 

The project succeeded in attracting new work not only from Orkney but from throughout the UK and beyond – a powerful demonstration of the potential of one individual, or one art form, to inspire new work in another. Yvonne will share some of the work created in the form of short readings and musical excerpts.

All members welcome!

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31 January
19:00 - 20:00 GMT
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