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An Audience with Jackie Kay

01 Mar 2015

An Audience with Jackie Kay Sunday 1 Mar 2015 6:00pm Free admission East Kilbride Arts Centre

Join the critically acclaimed writer Jackie Kay for an ‘audience with’ event.

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, and was adopted at birth by a white couple living in Glasgow. She had a happy childhood, in spite of racial bullying at school.

Her work, constantly exploring questions of personal, racial and sexual identity, is not merely autobiographical, but considers wider applications of multiculturalism and gender confusion.

Kay has also published several books of verse for children and a children's novel, Strawgirl (2002), which is highly valuable in giving expression to a child's feeling of being different - for whatever reason - which she herself has experienced and which still fuels much of her work.

Jackie will read through some of her work culminating in a question and answer session – this will be your opportunity to ask Jackie that burning question.

Time: 18:00 -

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Cost: Free admission

Happening Today, 01 Mar 2015
An Audience with Jackie Kay

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 18:00

Cost: Free admission

An Audience with Jackie Kay Sunday 1 Mar 2015 6:00pm Free admission East Kilbride Arts Centre

Join the critically acclaimed writer Jackie Kay for an ‘audience with’ event.

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 to a Scottish mother and Nigerian father, and was adopted at birth by a white couple living in Glasgow. She had a happy childhood, in spite of racial bullying at school.

Her work, constantly exploring questions of personal, racial and sexual identity, is not merely autobiographical, but considers wider applications of multiculturalism and gender confusion.

Kay has also published several books of verse for children and a children's novel, Strawgirl (2002), which is highly valuable in giving expression to a child's feeling of being different - for whatever reason - which she herself has experienced and which still fuels much of her work.

Jackie will read through some of her work culminating in a question and answer session – this will be your opportunity to ask Jackie that burning question.


Burning Issues

Location: Rutherglen Town Hall

Time: 12:00

Cost: £9.00

Burning Issues 1 Mar 2015 12:00noon lunch, 1:00pm performance £9.00 Rutherglen Town Hall

Burning IssuesRutherglen Repertory Theatre and Rutherglen Town Hall Proudly Present Burning Issues, a comedy by Millie Gray.

Lunchtime Theatre

It is 1952, George VI has just died, and so has Gabby Forbes, but although Gabby is dead he just will not lie down. He still has plenty to say and he is not going anywhere until he knows he is getting a good send off.

His hard up daughter, Rachel, has the funeral to organise – and pay for! She can barely afford the ham sandwiches and Gabby has drunk and gambled all his money away, leaving nothing for the purvey let alone for a coffin.

Available to book online


Out There with Zoe Strachan

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 14:00

Cost: Free admission

Out There with Zoe Strachan 1 Mar 2015 2:00pm Free admission East Kilbride Arts Centre

Out ThereOut There with Zoe Strachan - accompanied by guest authors and poets.

Readers and writers this is the event for you!

Award winning Zoe Strachan will be at EK Arts Centre talking about inspiration, creativity and honing your writing craft.

Budding authors or poets will be inspired by hearing Zoe’s experiences in publishing, leading creative writing courses and promoting her books. 

Ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to be a published writer? Or at least take your written work to the next level?  You do not need to perform your work but lively discussion is guaranteed!

Zoe will round off the session with her own readings and other guest authors will also contribute readings from Out There.

Writing workshop 2.00pm

Readings 4.00pm


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