What’s on in and around Crail this Spring – StAnza Poetry Festival

Highlight of the month: Stanza Poetry Festival, A celebration of the diversity and relevance of poetry

16-19 March 2011 StAnza Festival, St Andrews (10 mi) – brochure with it’s full and very exciting programme is now available online. StAnza’s 14th annual festival is themed Timepiece and Poets’ Ark, and headlines Selima Hill, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Farley and Fiona Sampson, all new to StAnza. Also showing are the legendary Bob Holman  on how to slam New York style the ever popular Julia Donaldson leading the children’s programme. Gaelic Poet in Residence, Maoilios Caimbeul will help celebrate the centenary of the great Scottish Gaelic poet, Sorley MacLean, look out for the concert in partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra featuring new settings for some of Sorley MacLean’s poems.

The programme is incredibly packed, so wether you live or visit in Crail, or the area this March we hope you will attend something that inspires you! Check out the StAndrews blog guide to the top 12!

Other March Highlights:

Till 13 March – Snowdrop Specutacular – walk throught the snowdrop woods and visit the piglets at Cambo Estate (4 mi).

Thourought April and May – A Taste of Europe at The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther (3 mi) including talks Tue 15 March – Lobsters! and Thu 24 March – Buckland Lecture : Trout and Charr.

Thu 10 March BARNA, Crail Folk Club at The Golf Hotel

Fri 11 March  Dinner with Christopher Trotter at The Cocoa Tree in Pittenweem (4 mi) – Menu drawn from his latest book “The Whole Hog”

Sat 12 March Red Wine Productions “Love Letters” at the Crail Community Hall – Tickets £5.  All proceeds to CHAS.

Sat 12 March – Party on the Pier, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther (3 mi) collaborating with St Ayles Rowing Club and Boats Club will host Scotland’s only Party on the Pier as part of a Britain wide celebration.

Fri 18 March 2:00pm – 9:00pm   Art Preview at The Jerdan Gallery ‘Spring Fling’ featuring Mark Holden.

Thu 24 March 8:00pm  – Phyllis Sinclair, Crail Folk Club at The Golf Hotel

Some April Highlights:

Sat 2 to Sun 3 April – Pittenweem Artists & Galleries weekend, Pittenweem (4mi)

Sat 2 – Sun 17 April – Easter Holiday Activities, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, A programme of arty and foodie activities for all ages.

2 April 7:30pm – Crail Film Club “The Paper Moon” (1973)  £4 on door, Town Hall

Thu 4 April 8:00pm -Singers Night with the Crail Folk Club at The Golf Hotel

Sat 16April – Open Day Crail Museum

Fri 22 April -2 May – Crail Museum is OPEN Easter week Daily and every weekend in May

Fri 22 – Sun 24 April – Crail Art Group, Easter Exhibition & Sale at the Kirk Hall

Thu 28 April 8:00pm – Tania Opland & Mike Freeman, Crail Folk Club at The Golf Hotel

Thu 28 April – 8 May 2011 Tulip Festival at Cambo Estate

Fri 29 April 2:00pm – 9:00pm  – Art Preview ‘Colourful Creations’ featuring Marion Drummond at The Jerdan Gallery

You can find out lots of other community what’s on info on AboutCrail. There is loads going on in nearby StAndrews.  Thinking of a short break in Crail? Spring is a great time as you can find good deals in our small hotels and B&B’s, and many self catering will also offer short breaks. Crail Accommodation providers have been co-operating to make it easier for visitors, find out how they can help you.

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