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Spoken word troupe Loud Poets have taken to the road once more, with live band in tow, for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the informal setting of the Scottish Storytelling Centre's basement theatre, the Loud Poets offer an uplifting and energetic performance, which blends their poetry with music, video, gaming and even dance.

Catch their Fringe gig, or their regular slot in Glasgow – you just might learn something.

An PSA-style introductory video sets the tone, warning us of the spoken word revolution of which we are about to become a part, before the poets come on, band playing, to introduce their work. These people are sensational performers, engaging effortlessly with the crowd in a down-to-earth manner that puts everybody at their ease. It is for this reason, perhaps, that the more emotionally charged pieces presented are so hard-hitting: as the audience recovers from Kevin Mclean and Doug Gary's interactive long poem about infamously nerdy board game Dungeons and Dragons, they are confronted with Catherine Wilson's heartbreaking poem of loss about all the lives her sister didn't live after dying in the Dunblane massacre.

The Loud Poets belong in the Scottish Storytelling Centre – their act fits the ethos of the place, they are outspoken, humane, and skilful. This is an act not to be missed – it is easy to forget that the Fringe is a haven for spoken word as well as theatre and comedy, though it is often overlooked, and the Loud Poets are a wonderful reminder. Catch their Fringe gig, or their regular slot in Glasgow – you just might learn something. 


5th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
6th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
7th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
8th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
9th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
10th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
11th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
12th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
13th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
14th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
16th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
17th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
18th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
19th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
20th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
21st Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
23rd Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
24th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
25th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
26th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
27th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
28th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street
29th Aug 20169:00pmScottish Storytelling Centre
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street

The Blurb

This is slam style, make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Featuring the best spoken word artists from Scotland and beyond. Performing with a live band which means an exciting, different show every night.

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Website
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Twitter
@LoudPoets
Company Type
Semi-professional company
No. of Performers
8


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