Further From Performers 2017

  • Darren Rees is coming to Further From!

    Darren Rees is coming to Further From!

    In 2015, Stirling-based artist Darren Rees was awarded the Scott Polar Research Institute Artist in Residence in Antarctica. Following his return he has produced a book packed full of the paintings he made there. Don't miss his talk on Saturday 11th February at 3.30pm!

  • Kate Leiper Demonstration - 11th February

    Kate Leiper's art is hugely admired by a growing army of fans. She is perhaps best known for her illustrations for books such as The Book of the Howlat in collaboration with author James Robertson, Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and the Illustrated Book of Scottish Mythical Creatures.

    At this event, Kate Leiper will be demonstrating how she creates her beautiful artwork, and below are a couple of examples of her creative and imaginative illustrations:

  • Our Natural Environment - 11th February

    Join writer Jim Crumley, photographer Polly Pullar and artist Leo du Feu who all work in nature, but all with very different methods.

    Polly Pullar is a nature photographer and writer with a passion for wildlife and its rehabilitation, and these examples of her photographs display the talent we will be able to enjoy at this event.

    Leo du Feu is an artist, taking inspiration from the natural world and passionate about its conservation. Here are a couple of examples of his stunning artwork:

  • Crime Writers Inc. - 11th February

    Crime novelist best known for the Rhona MacLeod series and founder of the Bloody Scotland crime writers' festival, Lin Anderson is joining us for a panel event that is sure to be fascinating for any lovers of crime novels. She will be joined by authors Claire Macleary and Neil Broadfoot to talk all things crime fiction. Here is Lin talking about some of her favourite books:

  • Andrew Greig & Rachel Newton - 10th February

    Rachel Newton's third solo album Here's My Heart Come Take It was released last year, and here is the title track to show what there is to look forward to at this event where Rachel is performing together with celebrated Scottish writer Andrew Greig:

  • Poetry & Words & Such Like - 10th February

    Ash Dickinson is a comedy performer and poet who is a multiple slam champion and has headlined events throughout the UK. He is joined by Claire Askew, a renowned Scottish poet and winner of the International Salt Prize for Poetry, whose first collection 'This Changes Things' was released last year. They perform at our event with local teen Ian Macartney who was a prizewinner at Foyle's Young Poets in 2015.

    These talented folks will present a set of performance poetry at our event, and to see a taster of what is to come, here is one of Ash's previous performances: