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Monday 29 April 


12-2pm           Workshop: Meet the Playwrights

2.15pm           Film: To see ourselves

4.15pm           Workshop: Play in An Hour 

6.00pm           Poetry: Lucrative Tunes-Sina Lina    

6:30pm           Play: Mind Full - Borders Youth Theatre

6.45pm           Poetry: Japan - Hermione and Flora

7:15pm           Play: The Rejects - Shark Bait

8.30pm           Music: Bob Strachan sings 

9.00pm           Play: Brokenly Beautiful - Karen Anderson

12-2pm Writers Workshops

Meet the Playwrights- Playwrights' Studio Scotland



2.15pm Main Stage
So Scotland     

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An observational documentary set in 2014 is touring Scotland 10 years after the vote on independence.

To See Ourselves is an unexpected, deeply personal account of the referendum as seen through the eyes of a pregnant filmmaker, as she follows her idealist father’s relentless activism and reveals the heart behind the politics during this historic crossroads for Scotland.

Affectionate without being sentimental, To See Ourselves creates not just a valuable time capsule of a pivotal moment in Scotland’s history, but a film which encourages empathy, self-reflection and open and constructive dialogue about the future.

4.15-5.30pm Theatre Workshop for 8 Years Plus

Come and join our team and have some fun onstage. See the lights, dance your dance, sing your songs, or make up a play. 

Why not come along?

Places Limited

6pm Cabaret Stage
Lucrative Tunes

Lucrative Tunes, written and performed
by Sina Lina and co-written by Stuart Jones, poetically tells the tale of the trial of a woman accused of embezzlement.


6.30pm Main Stage
        Mind Full

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'Mind Full' by Lewis Teckkam is a new short play in which characters, who represent four of the facets of the author's mind, muse on "the meaning of life - not life in general - but my life."

Performed, script-in-hand, by Harry Robertson, Lewis Teckkam, Lukca Best and Matthew Burgess. Directed by Oli Bisset. Run time: approximately 15 minutes.

6.45pm Cabaret Stage
Poems Inspired By Japan

Hermione Byron Low and Flora Leask Arizpe

Flora Leask Arizpe is a Mexican-Scottish writer from Glasgow. Her pamphlet ‘Visions’ was released in 2022 with Bottlecap press, and her riso-graph pamphlet ‘Flower-Star’ was printed with Typewronger books in 2023. 

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Hermione Byron is a poet and zine-maker based in Leith. She regularly reads at open-mic poetry events in Edinburgh and has previously read at The Scottish Poetry Library and Traquair Literature and Arts festival. She is interested in writing about nature and culture, and how the two intersect and diverge. Her writing has been included in a forth-coming photography book by Luca Bailey, and she has been published in Outcrop and Scaef magazine.

7.15pm Main Stage

The Rejects 

Shark Bait Theatre

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A new play about competition, being a slave to capitalism, and the inconvenient human instinct to crumble at rejection.

Five strangers, who mistakenly think they’re well adjusted, go for a pint after being interviewed for the same lousy job. As the night progresses, the beers and response-emails roll in and one by one the group are rejected. Each discovers that they may not be able to handle rejection quite as well as they originally thought. We see their ability to put on a brave face around their competition diminish with each round of beers. Follow these five strangers on a journey of bonding over the shared trauma of rejection. 

‘‘An incredibly promising debut for writer and company alike’’ ~ The Scotsman

‘Breathlessly comic and cleverly put together. ’ ~ AllEdinburghTheatre

8.30pm Cabaret Stage   
Bob Strachan sings Country and Blues

'Jedburgh based singer songwriter, Bob Strachan believes that music is designed for our soul, not just our ears. He appreciates the power of song to heal, encourage, and take us away on a special emotional musical journey. He is a multi genre performer and composer, producing music for film and tv with his trusty co-writers.


Bob has performed all over Europe and North America, and has featured on the Voice UK and Britain’s Got Talent. His latest project (Jed Live) is establishing more live music and events in Jedburgh to boost morale and encourage more performers to come perform in the town hall.'

9pm Main Stage
Brokenly Beautiful
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“Brokenly Beautiful”

A new and inspiring play.

A woman’s life changes forever.

A story of life, cancer, family, and friendship.

Worry is “Literally” pulling her apart.

Can her inner voice help her?

Will she ever learn she is strong enough and that she has never truly been alone?

Her story, your story, everyone’s story”

Quotes:” A brave play about how cancer changes lives. It pulls no punches but also has its tender and funny moments. Its author speaks from her own experience but poignantly addresses all of us” Tom Bryan (writer and poet)

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