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Talk Show - Local Hero

Oil, Land and Space
Anthony Baxter, Graeme Macdonald and Karine Polwart

Fresh insight, music and ideas from unexpected places.

We invite artists, authors and thinkers to come and watch a show with us. Hosted by David Greig, they take to the stage to share their response to the themes of the play with our audiences. Expect ideas, insight and stimulation through short talks, song, music, poetry and conversation..

Our guest speakers include:

Anthony Baxter 

Anthony Baxter is the award-winning filmmaker behind the feature documentaries You’ve Been Trumped (2011), A Dangerous Game (2014) and You’ve Been Trumped Too (2016).  

Graeme Macdonald

Graeme Macdonald is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He has research interests in modern Scottish literature and culture, in the cultures of fossil fuels and in Environmental Humanities. He is editor of the recent edition of John McGrath's The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil (Bloomsbury 2015).

Karine Polwart

"One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain" The Guardian ★★★★★
Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, essayist, and published writer. She also performs traditional songs and writes to commission for theatre, film, animation, and international thematic collaborative projects. 

Dr. Beth Biller

Dr. Biller is a leader in the rapidly growing field of direct imaging of exoplanets -- in other words, taking pictures of planets orbiting stars other than our own Sun. After receiving her PhD from the University of Arizona, and postdocs in Hawaii and Germany, she joined the University of Edinburgh about 6 years ago. She has led multiple surveys to detect giant exoplanets around young stars and has pioneered characterisation techniques for these planets as well, especially variability searches to detect and understand their weather.

The events are free but ticketed.

This project is supported by James and Morag Anderson.



Dates, Times & Prices

Monday 29 April 2019, 7pm


FREE but ticketed.