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NZ – Pasifika poets perform in Scotland

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Poets and performers, Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia round off a highly successful 'NZ at Edinburgh' season which has seen more than 200 New Zealand artists participating in seven different festivals.

Donald Smith, Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, says, “Tusiata Avia and Grace Taylor are bringing a rich narrative flavour of the Pacific Islands and New Zealand to Scotland’s premier storytelling gathering".

Grace Taylor says, “This year the festival is honouring Robert Louis Stevenson, so as women/poets of Samoan lineage this is a direct link to the festival for us.

Tusiata Avia says, “In the tradition of the Tusitala (storyteller), we speak back over the years and the miles to the land of Robert Louis Stevenson, the writer who was dubbed “Tusitala” in Samoa.

Avia and Taylor perform a 50-minute poetry show, RHYTHMS OF NZ in Edinburgh and Argyll. The show circles around identity, culture and collisions. They also perform in OPEN HEARTH with storytellers from around the world.

 

Tusiata 2PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:

Sunday 26 October

Rhythms from New Zealand: A 50-minute poetry show featuring Tusiata Avia and Grace Taylor, 6.30 pm.

Location: Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Live Storytelling 
6.30pm (50mins) | £7.50 (£6) | Adults

Saturday 25 October

Join storytellers and musicians in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire. Hosted by Donald Smith, with Judy Turner, Neil Adam, Grace Taylor, Tusiata Avia and Grace Taylor

Open Hearth, Edinburgh 8pm

Location: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 
Live Storytelling, 
8pm (1hr 30)

| £10 (£8) | Adults

 

 

Sunday 26 October

Open Hearth, Edinburgh 8pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Live Storytelling
8pm (1hr 30) | £10 (£8) | Adults

Join storytellers and musicians in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire.

 

Tuesday 28 October Festival on tour

Rythms from New Zealand, Helensburgh 7.30pm

Location: Helensburgh Library, West King Street, Helensburgh, G84 8EB

Live Storytelling, 
7.30pm | Free, pre-booking required

Performing poets and storytellers Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia set out from Aotearoa to reach Argyll, engaging you in an evening of distinctive rhythms of the South Pacific. Please contact the library to reserve a seat. 01436 658 833.

Wednesday 29 October Festival on Tour

Rhythms from New Zealand,  Lochgilphead 7.30pm

Location: Lochgilphead Library, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8QZ

Live Storytelling
, 7.30pm | Free, pre-booking required

Performing poets and storytellers Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia set out from Aotearoa to reach Argyll, engaging you in an evening of distinctive rhythms of the South Pacific. Please contact the library to reserve a seat. 01546 602 072.

Thursday 30 October Festival on Tour

Rhythms from New Zealan, Campbeltown 7.30pm

Location: Campbeltown Library, Aqualibrium, Kinloch Park, Kinloch Road, Campbeltown, PA28 6EG

Live Storytelling, 
7.30pm | Free, pre-booking required

Performing poets and storytellers Grace Taylor and Tusiata Avia set out from Aotearoa to reach Argyll, engaging you in an evening of distinctive rhythms of the South Pacific. Please contact the library to reserve a seat. 01586 555 435.