The School of Night – inspired by the group which included Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh, and curated with Don Paterson – is our Year Round Poetry Festival. Playing host to poets as varied as Paul Muldoon and Lorraine Mariner, Simon Armitage and Annie Freud it is anchored to a regular fixture on the first Tuesday of every month. The School of Night offers the chance to explore and discuss the work of some of the best poets on the contemporary scene.
This December we’re getting into the festive spirit by pairing guest poets with the sounds and magic of the Music Is Love collective, a group dedicated to fostering and nurturing the music scene within St Andrews.
Our highlight guests for the night is the much celebrated Gerry Cambridge, a poet, essayist, editor and sometime-harmonica player, and Claudia Daventry, inaugural winner of the Ruskin Prize for Poetry, who’ll be reading from her prize winning Templar pamphlet The Oligarch Loses His Patience. Alongside readings, Music Is Love promises a cracking live line-up, set to include the likes of Josh Fuchs and storytelling from It’s a Wise Child!