Vespers 22: Twelve Days of Christmas

12 days of christmas

Vespers Poetry will host a ’12 Days of Christmas’ Special on Tuesday 4 December, 7.15-8.30pm, at the Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh, EH8 8DT.

We have invited 12 poets and allocated a Day to each. What will they come up with? Twelve original poems and a few cover versions too, most likely. The line-up is:

12 Drummers Drumming – Alice Tarbuck
11 Pipers Piping – Meredith Bailey
10 Lords a Leaping – Calum Rodger
9 Ladies Dancing – Andrew Sclater
8 Maids a Milking – Dominic Harris
7 Swans a Swimming – David Hopkins
6 Geese a Laying – Hazel Frew
5 Golden Rings – Christine de Luca
4 Calling Birds – Louise Peterkin
3 French Hens – Jane McKie
2 Turtle Doves – Annie Brechin
A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Andrew Philip

Hosts will be Jane Bonnyman, Chris Kerr and Rob A. Mackenzie.

Admission is £3 at the door. The raffle is £1. There will be seasonal treats. The bar will be open with wine and soft drinks. Readings start sharp at 7.30pm. Come along!

[image by Xavier Romero-Frias / Creative Commons]

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