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Andrew Blair

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Email a.a.g.blair@gmail.com
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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I'm a poet, performer, event producer and podcast maker. I've developed theatre and poetry shows at a grassroots level, involved with every aspect of the productions, and also produce a monthly spoken word podcast. I have previously worked for websites such as Den of Geek and Cultbox, writing features, reviews and interviews that covered major film festivals. I've featured regularly at nights across Glasgow and Edinburgh (such as Flint & Pitch, Sonnet Youth, and Loud Poets), with my work appearing regularly across Scottish journals and my debut collection was published in 2017 (see links for more details).

My work focuses on repressed anger, ego, coping mechanisms, absurdity of societal structures, and being wide about poetry. I'm currently developing and producing poetry shows in collaboration with Ross McCleary, using these and the podcast to provide a platform for other artists. Also it allows us to take silly things very seriously indeed, such as our show The Ambassador's Reception, a spoken word murder mystery set during a Ferrero Rocher advert. I can also tell you the cheapest way to bulk buy Ferrero Rocher, should that need ever arise. (Photo credit: Ross Hill)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Event production; Loneliness & isolation; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500