The Drift – Traverse Theatre

The Drift is a spoken word piece written and performed by Hannah Lavery. It gorgeously asserts the active nature of history in Scotland today. In 2014, Lavery’s father died just when they were starting to talk after a period of estrangement. In The Drift, Lavery explores how her uncertain relationship with her father informed and defined her relationship with Scotland as a person of ‘mixed’ ethnicity, and how that link is just as important today as it ever was.

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Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD – Edinburgh Fringe

Spoken-word poetry has meant that an art form once defined only by Keats and Wordsworth has brought itself into the genre of performance, with important social justice issues often taking the forefront of subject matter. Cat Hepburn proves herself to be no different, and provides a strikingly honest, relatable, and funny hour of poetry and performance.

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