Sonnet Youth Social Club
Thursday 9 July, 2020
Sonnet Youth Social Club brings together some of our favourite artists to create that unique SY vibe and stream incredible performances direct to your homes.
Hannah is a short story writer, poet and playwright. Her pamphlet of short fiction, Rocket Girls, was published by Postbox Press (Oct 2018) and her poetry pamphlet, Finding Seaglass: Poems from The Drift was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press (May 2019). The Drift, her autobiographical play, was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland for a nationwide tour in 2019. Her most recent play, The Lament for Sheku Bayoh, was commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre. She was awarded a New Playwright Award from Playwrights Studio Scotland and was named as one on BBC Writers Room Scottish Voices of 2020.
The Colonel himself, John McMustard is the frontman of the ultimate festival band and Barrowland Hall of Famers Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 championed by 6 Music and Radio Scotland and famed for their genre hopping, yellow pollen count of happiness, with shiny disco ball hats, inflatable unicorns and crowd participation. Johns’ solo album Sports Mixture got rave reviews and a top 10 children’s chart hit with a song from his family theatre show Colonel Mustard & The Big Bad Wolf. The Dijon 5 have their 2nd album The Difficult Number 2 due for release on Button Up Records later this year.
Stephen Buchanan Comedy is an award-winning comedian who performs regularly across the UK. In 2018 he was crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year and also became the first ever Scottish comedian to win the coveted BBC New Comedy Award. He has performed stand-up on The Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The Drivetime Show (BBC Radio 2) and The Arts Hour (BBC World Service).
Rising star Lancashire based poet, Amy Lee Tempest, has been performing since 2018 across her local poetry scene. Her experimental poetry sequence, ‘Wallpaper’, was nominated for the Lancashire Arts Festival award, and later exhibited and performed as part of Burnley’s arts festival ‘Openings’, 2019. She was the poet in residence for Burnley’s Literary Festival later that year.
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.
- Creative Conversations: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
- ‘Words From Battlefield’ – Book Launch
- Reimagining Our Economy – Screening Woodlands Community
- Seven New Strawberries – Book Launch
- Poet’s Time with Jenne Gray
- The Zoom Session with Dave Arcari
- Ghost Stories from Around the World
- Seahorse Saturday
- Movie Screening: ’13’ – Black History Month
- Science on the Sofa – Activities for Kids
- From Glasgow To Saturn Fall Launch
- Remembering Alasdair Gray / Paradise
- Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance – Online Presentations
- Deep Dive Workshops Stay at Home Literary Festival
- Game On: Queer Disruptions in Sport screening plus Q&A
- World Food Day 2020 – Propogate Scotland
- Black History Month: Scots and Early British Colonialism in Asia
- International Day of the Girl Child
- Rose Ruane, Creative Conversations
- There’s Something in the Water, Femspectives and Take One Action