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

Free to attend but please register your place on Evenbrite


Thursday 30 March, Opera in the Library with Anita McKenzie Mills, 7.30pm, Loch Leven Library

What do books and music have in common?  In this concert local opera singer Anita Mackenzie Mills explores the inner thoughts and feelings found in both – but hidden in the real world.  Including famous arias and characters such as Carmen and Dido, lieder, French song and modern day musical theatre.  The concert includes some demonstrations of the secret ingredients that make up the music,making it a fun and accessible evening. All in the atmospheric but comfortable library setting.  Come with an open mind, and experience the power of an unamplified human voice up close and personal.  Discover an inner world, with opera in the library. Making beautiful sounds in Loch Leven Library, Edinburgh Fringe performer and Perthshire-based singer Anita MacKenzie Mills explores the link between story-telling and song.
Tickets are £5 and can be  booked on Evenbrite


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.