Drama & Performance at Platform
March 19, 2017 by Perthshire Creates
Platform is Perthshire’s new festival of creativity, a chance to push your boundaries and try something different, a week long celebration of contemporary art and performance in venues across Perth & Kinross. Running from Sat 25 March to Sat 1 April, this inaugural year of the festival will host over 30 events including exhibitions, design, photography, artists talks, gigs, special installations, drama and film.
If you enjoy live performance, there’s drama at library, live poetry and opera to enjoy.
Sat 25 March, Drama at the Library – The Lamp by Linda Cracknell, 7pm – 8.30pm, Breadalbane Library, Aberfeldy
‘The Lamp’ by Aberfeldy-based writer Linda Cracknell is set at the Library of Innerpeffray, founded on the banks of the River Earn in 1680 as Scotland’s first free public lending library. In contemporary times, with the library now a literary visitor attraction, an unlikely friendship develops between a visiting Kenyan librarian with a terrible fear for his country, and a widow from a nearby farm with a very overdue book to return. Their meeting broadens horizons for both and confirms the healing and democratizing power of books. The play was inspired by the Library and its heritage and Linda’s own travels in Africa and is being revived for Platform with a reading directed by Lu Kemp, Director of Perth Theatre, and a cast of Anna Hepburn, David Roy and Manu Kurewa. It was originally broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 2011
Thursday 30 March, Opera in the Library with Anita McKenzie Mills, 7.30pm, Loch Leven Library
Tuesday 28 March, 7.30pm, Live Poetry at the Corbenic Poetry Path, Trochry, Near Dunkeld
Live Poetry on the Path: Three Poetry Path Poets will join voices among the trees, bringing their words off the page and performing them live.
An evening of live poetry on the path. Lanterns will light the way as the daylight fades. The poetry path is a 3.5km meandering path through stunning scenery. For this live event we will use a short section of the path with a live performance area among the trees. If the weather is terrible we will move the event to our indoor hall.
FREE to attend
The The Corbenic Poetry Path is open all year round and free to enjoy.