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Ryan is one of three Naughty Boys

August 11, 2013

_nautyHorrible news! Dan Gorman, Stevie Patterson and myself are back in action as The Naughty Boys, the famous and very serious music and poetry trio, coming to the basement of the Forest Café this Friday night, 16 August, kicking off at the very naughty time of 11pm.

The Naughty Boys are:  *DanGorman on keys and computer loop. * Stevie Paterson on keys and percussion noises. * Ryan Van Winkle — Spoken Words.

What: Naughty Boys is REAL

Where: Forest Down, Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

When: 11pm, Friday 16 August

How Much: FREE.

Goodbye Golden Hour – 24 August – All Day!

August 19, 2011

Wednesday , 24 August — The Golden Hour

The Forest, FREE – 1pm – 3am

Here it is — the last ever Golden Hour at the Forest Cafe at 3 Bristo Place. After this marathon event, we’re going to all rest up and think about new ways to do what we love — mixing poetry, stories, cartoons, music, drunkeness and dancing. In the meantime — you’ll have this massive event to remember us by — featuring our true loves: Tom PowJonny Berliner, William Letford, Emily BallouRobin Grey,Anna CroweEricka DuffyKirstin InnesJohn GlendayThe Little Big BandAlan BissettThe Ghost of Joseph SealJed Milroy & Hailey Beavis, Paper CinemaJason MortonJane FlettToby MottersheadJen and the Gents and Dolphin Boy + much more including films by Roxana Pope and some special Reel Festivals gubbins. You will want to buy a hamburger.

From the borders of Performance — 21 August

August 18, 2011

Sunday, 21 August — Edgelands — a conference from the borders of performance

11am-7pm at The Forest Fringe, FREE

I’ll be speaking at ‘flash-conference’ featuring topics such as public perception of art, theatre, performance and the audience. I’ll be discussing ‘How can we stop making capitalism?’ with other interesting people. For more details, visit the Edgelands website. It should be interactive and exciting!  This day is not about railing against authority or the great institutions of the arts. It is a day for everybody to gather at the edges of those big institutions and organisations, on equal terms. To ask daring questions and suggest implausible answers. To share a spirit of generosity and a galvanising sense of hope; that despite or perhaps because of the political, financial and environmental circumstances in which we find ourselves, the arts can and will play a part in imagining and realising a better possible future.

Shhhh, the naughty boys are back…

August 3, 2011

Sunday, 7 August — The Naughty Boys at Faceplant

The Forest 6-9pm, FREE

The Naughty Boys make improvised electro po-noize.  Poems vs computers vs drums vs salvaged keyboards and whatever else we can find. You will come.

The Naughty Boys are:  * DanSeizure on keys and computer loop. * Stevie Paterson on keys and percussion noises. * Ryan Van WinkleSpoken Words.

 

Also appearing: Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre & Sophie Mayer

And here’s a little poster gallery for you. What’s your favourite?

 

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shhhhhhh...shhhhhhh… 

 

Where to Find Ryan In August

July 31, 2011

August Event Roundup

This should be a pretty amazing August. Between parties at Forest and the general buzz of the Edinburgh International Book Festival I’ll be doing a few readings and performances as well as hosting two Golden Hours. There will probably be more but — in the meantime — here’s the dates for your diaries:

 

Sunday, 7 August — The Naughty Boys at Faceplant, The Forest, 6-9pm, FREE

The Naughty Boys make improvised electro po-noize.  Poems vs computers vs drums vs salvaged keyboards and whatever else we can find. You will come.

The Naughty Boys are:  * DanSeizure on keys and computer loop. * Stevie Paterson on keys and percussion noises. * Ryan Van WinkleSpoken Words.

Also appearing: Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre & Sophie Mayer

Thursday, 18 August — The Golden Hour at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square, 9-11pm, FREE

Live and Kicking in the Spiegeltent! With Kelly Link, William Letford, Joe DunthormeBilly Liar, Mikel Krumins and Earl Grey and the Loose Leaves!!!



Saturday, 20 August — The Edinburgh International Book Festival with Rachael Boast & Will Eaves, Charlotte Square, 8.30-9.30pm, £7/5

Considering all the things they’ve done, it is perhaps surprising that these three talented poets are only now publishing their debut collections. Will Eaves is an established author and Arts Editor of The Times Literary Supplement; Ryan Van Winkle is host of the much-loved Edinburgh literary evening The Golden Hour; and Rachael Boast has a PhD in Creative Writing from St Andrews University. Join them to hear how their experiences translate into fresh, exuberant, thought-provoking new verse.

Sunday, 21 August — Edgelands — a conference from the borders of performance, 11am-7pm at The Forest Fringe, FREE

A ‘flash-conference’ on topics such as public perception of art, theatre, performance and the audience. I’ll be discussing ‘How can we stop making capitalism?’ with other interesting people. For more details, visit the Edgelands website. It should be interactive and exciting!  This day is not about railing against authority or the great institutions of the arts. It is a day for everybody to gather at the edges of those big institutions and organisations, on equal terms. To ask daring questions and suggest implausible answers. To share a spirit of generosity and a galvanising sense of hope; that despite or perhaps because of the political, financial and environmental circumstances in which we find ourselves, the arts can and will play a part in imagining and realising a better possible future.

Wednesday , 24 August — The Golden Hour , The Forest, FREE – 1pm – 3am

Here it is — the last ever Golden Hour at the Forest Cafe at 3 Bristo Place. After this marathon event, we’re going to all rest up and think about new ways to do what we love — mixing poetry, stories, cartoons, music, drunkeness and dancing. In the meantime — you’ll have this massive event to remember us by — featuring: Tom Pow, Jonny Berliner, William Letford, Emily Ballou, Robin Grey, Anna Crowe, Ericka Duffy, Kirstin Innes, John Glenday, The Little Big Band, Alan Bissett, The Ghost of Joseph Seal, Jed Milroy & Hailey Beavis, Paper Cinema, Jason Morton, Jane Flett, Toby Mottershead, Jen and the Gents and Dolphin Boy + much more including films by Roxana Pope and some special Reel Festivals gubbins. You will want to buy a hamburger.

Friday, 26 August — Words Per Minute at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, The Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square, 9-11pm, FREE

Join your hosts, Kirstin Innes, Kirsty Logan and Helen Sedgwick for an evening of special treats where all performers get ten minutes to impress the audience – no matter how famous they are. Expect the unexpected and some familiar faces at WPM at Unbound including, novelist, playwright and dazzling performer, Alan Bissett and American author Adam Levin and other American — me.

 

 

June Golden Hour – Full Frontal

June 15, 2011

The Golden Hour

22 June, 8pm, The Forest, Edinburgh

Free. BYOB.

Ladies and gentlemen — join us for the first in the final trilogy of monthly Golden Hour Events. We promise the usual melange of zesty new words, honourable music and visual rubbish all in a beautiful space. Bring yourself. Bring friends. Bring booze. This is a night we can not prepare you for.  Words from: Tracey Emerson (The Short-Story Doctor is In!), Richie McCaffrey (young poems with a familial lustre) & Gavin BowdWith Music From:  BenOfficial (electro art performance for which you are all woefully unprepared), Doug Johnstone (acoustic and solo and acoustic and alone), & Jade and the Jacks – Pure, relentless, funky fun. You will hot up.


 

 

Golden Hour – March 23rd – FREE

March 20, 2011

GOLDEN HOUR 23rd March, 8pm   This month with:  Amy Yang - New voice, new poems. Morag Edward — dark modern Scottish urban fiction. Robin J. Thompson — Leave Your humanity at the door. Robin launches “Leave Your humanity at the door.”  Jen and the Gents —- Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.Panda Su — raw emotional honesty and blunt lyricism framed with an impressive array of strange and wonderful instruments.The Chans — unstoppable, upbeat Scottish Soul Music! Boom!

The GOLDEN HOUR
23rd March, 8pm

FREE, BYOB

This month with:

Rosie Phenix-Walker – New voice, new stories.
Morag Edward — dark modern Scottish urban fiction.

Robin J. Thompson — Leave Your humanity at the door. Robin launches “Leave Your humanity at the door.”

Jen and the Gents —- Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.
Panda Su — raw emotional honesty and blunt lyricism framed with an impressive array of strange and wonderful instruments.
The Chans — unstoppable, upbeat Scottish Soul Music! Boom!

March Madness at the GH… 23 March

March 18, 2011

The Golden Hour – 23 March – FREE

This month we’ve got a spectacular line-up of bands and exciting new writers — all fresh to the GH stage!

23 March – The Forest – BYOB – FREE – 8pm

Featuring:

Amy Yang – New voice, new poems.
Morag Edward — dark modern Scottish urban fiction. See her writings – here.
Robin J. Thompson — Leave Your humanity at the door. Robin launches “Leave Your humanity at the door.”
Jen and the Gents — Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.
Panda Su — raw emotional honesty and blunt lyricism framed with an impressive array of strange and wonderful instruments.
The Chans — unstoppable, upbeat Scottish Soul Music! Boom!

Extrava-StAnza! Wed. 16th…

March 15, 2011

Join the Golden Hour up in St Andrews at StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

We’ll be brining a lively programme of poetry and music with Ryan Van Winkle + guests.

March 16th, 2011
7:30-9pm
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews
Free! Free! Free!

Readings by:

Ryan Van Winkle — Long stories and short poems from The Scottish Poetry Library’s Reader in Residence. His book ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ was recently published by Salt.

William Letford — Poet. Roofer. Gentleman. He will feature in the forthcoming anthologies: New Poetries 5 (Carcanet), and Scotland – The Wave of Change.

Music By:

Hailey Beavis — subtle guitar, a bed for a voice, both personal and touching.

John Langan Band — an extravagant, eclectic three-piece melding Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music into a remarkably high-octane and super big sound.

Also – since we know you can’t get enough of us, after the party is the AFTERPARTY:

Golden Hour After Hour Party

10pm,

Aikman’s on Bell Street, St Andrews

Hailey Beavis – angel-voiced mama getting devilish on 6 strings.

John Langan Band – extravagant, eclectic three-piece melding celtic, balkan, gypsy swing and progressive music

Can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!

Golden Hour Gets Lyrical in Feb!

February 7, 2011

THE GOLDEN HOUR gets lyrical!

with performances by writers with work that sings and bands who provide thought provoking words with brilliant chops.

February 16th, 2011
8pm
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)

Words:

Kei Miller – sings a song of light.

Jim Carruth – Scotland’s leading rural poet brings the lyric.

Rodge Glass – The novelist who fronts a band.

Music:

Burnt Island – folk pop laments!

Endor – They sing and play drums, guitars, glockenspiel, harmonica, melodica, organ, rhodes, portasound , sticks and stones. They like science, books and the flashing of cameras.

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Manje – time travellers/musicians on a quest to discover altered states of musical adventures.


Let’s get Lyrical!

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