Events - 16 Feb 18

Friday 16 February


19:00-22:00 £4 (sold out) / £5

If spoken word is the new rock ’n’ roll, then for everyone who’s ever been in love, fallen out of love or had their heart broken on St Valentine’s day, List Hot One Hundred performance poetry company, Poetry Circus, are back with Broken Hearts, a sumptuous evening of stunning spoken word cabaret featuring bestselling novelist, Rosie Garland, and special guest poets, Elizabeth McGeown, Elise Hadgraft & Catherine Wilson plus Poetry Circus regulars Matthew Macdonald, Gray Crosbie, Angie Strachan, Lloyd Robinson, Suky Goodfellow & Max Scratchmann, and, of course, a stellar supporting cast of stupendous emerging talent and Poetry Circus first-timers – David Macpherson, Rebecca Huxley, Stella Birrell and Norma Hart.  And that’s not all. We’ll have film and animation, songs from resident chanteuse Rachel Kelly and out-of-this-world performance from Andromada Mystic and Rach Leonard.  Even if you don’t give a flying f*ck about Valentine’s day, this is one celebration you don’t want to miss.  “Poetry Circus has become one of the bigger players in Edinburgh’s… spoken word scene” – The Scotsman
Friday 16 February


23:00 - 03:00 £8 (sold out) / £10 / MOTD

Riding high on the success of her remix of Octo Octa’s ‘Adrift’ (one of last year’s best releases for many DJs), a busy international DJ schedule (not least her much discussed B2B set with Copnehagen’s ace DJ Courtesy at the mighty Sonar festival in Barcelona) and a slew of fine releases prior to that, Avalon Emerson makes her Bongo debut for Substance.  Read much more about her (including clips of some of her stand-out releases) here.