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Event: The Countryside in Poetry
Date: 7pm, Friday 29 May 2015
Location: SRUC Crichton Royal Farm, Glencaple Road, Dumfries DG1 4AS
(Tickets may be bought (£5) in advance, detail below, or booked in advance from SRUC Dairy Centre and collected on the night)
SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm Visitor Centre invites lovers of the countryside and of poetry to experience ‘Life on the Farm’ through local poets’ verses – which have been inspired by their own visits to the farm and written specifically for this event, as well as verse by a range of well-known writers over time.
Together with the University of Glasgow, Crichton Royal Farm will welcome visitors on Friday 29 May from 7pm with an inspiring evening bringing ‘the Countryside into Poetry’ as part of Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.
This is a unique opportunity for visitors to take a closer look at a working farm, and to experience for themselves the rural landscape which has influenced poets over time.
After a walk and a trailer ride through the farm and its grounds, there will be a reading by Poet Laureate of Glasgow Jim Carruth who has been described as “Scotland’s leading rural poet, an activist and farmer whose poems are moving testaments to a fragile way of life.”
Dairy centre PhD student and local musician Chris Henry will provide music, and refreshments will be available to round off an atmospheric evening.
More information can be found at http://www.dgartsfestival.org.uk/event/the-countryside-in-poetry/
Tickets are £5 available from:
SRUC Dairy Centre by phone – 01387 263961
Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries – http://www.dgboxoffice.co.uk/
The Moffat Book Shop – http://themoffatbookshop.co.uk/

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