Acclaimed singer songwriter and Kings Place Artist in Residence Karine Polwart brings her elegant duo partnership with pianist Dave Milligan to London for the first time, with special guest poet Courtney Stoddart, as part of our Scotland Unwrapped opening weekend.
Joining them is acclaimed young Scottish-Caribbean poet and performer Courtney Stoddart in an evening that intertwines the social and political, the historical and the magical, in an exploration of welcome and exile, power and place.
Karine Polwart: A Wee Bird Was Watching Family Workshop : Suitable for 4 – 8 years olds and their families and friends. Start time: 11.30am (Doors: 11am) This workshop will last approximately 1 hour.
A young girl and her mother settle in the woods for a night’s sleep, after a long and tiring journey. But who will keep them safe from harm? A wee bird is watching from the trees. And he knows just what to do. A vividly illustrated telling of a folk tale that speaks to themes of displacement, migration and protection. Join award-winning singer-songwriter Karine Polwart for some magical storytelling and songs to find out how the robin got its red breast.
Karine Polwart: Come Away In Workshop Start time: 2pm (Doors: 1.30pm) This workshop will last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including an interval.
Sing in a spirit of solidarity and hospitality, togetherness and welcome, at this accessible, participative event. No musical or reading experience required. Everything will be taught by ear. Children of 10 years+ welcome with an accompanying adult.