Skittles, Scran & Stanzas with Michael Pedersen, Janette Ayachi, Peter McKay


In honour of the Poetry Mile interactive poem-y app, Push The Boat Out brings you a one-off celebration reading, feasting and game of skittles. The venue, of course, Scotland’s oldest inn—The Sheep Heid, situated in the historic Duddingston Village. A short game of skittles will be punctuated by readings from three prize-winning, Edinburgh-based poets and contributors to the app: Michael Pedersen, Janette Ayachi, and Peter McKay, one of the three having being Chief Pin Monkey at this very skittle alley for a period of their youth. Each of the three will offer a unique take on Edinburgh’s historic centre and the faces, places, and curious cases that furnish its craggy gradients. ‘[The Sheep Heid is] a firm favourite among past monarchs and poets, and Scotland’s oldest surviving watering hole exudes charm and character from every nook and cranny’. A collective walk from Summerhall to The Sheep Heid Inn (approximately 40 minutes) will precede the event for any ticket holders that wish to join and experience The Poetry Mile App en route to the event. Or simply enjoy the walk and soak up the majesty of the gargantuan extinct volcano that towers over Edinburgh and Duddingston Village beyond.

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Saturday 16 Oct 2021
Summerhall, Edinburgh. United Kingdom