I’m not one for jazz, but I had a great time at “Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” at the Mac Arts Centre in Galashiels on Sunday (duh). Great to have something like this happening on our own doorstep, and very well supported too. After many years of Borderers having to traipse up to Edinburgh for their fix of live arts maybe the shoe is finally on the other foot, and when the Borders Railway opens in September, the direction of the prevailing traffic might be towards, rather than away from, the Borders. Anyway, the jazz afternoons are the last Sunday of every month – thoroughly recommended if you’re in the neighbourhood.
I, along with some other superb poets, gave a reading at the jazz afternoon – video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRCB4jtiSk
Oh, and I also have some new poems online at Octavius – you can check them out here: http://www.octaviusmagazine.com/writing/thomas-clark
P.S. I also have three poems in the excellent new Lampeter Review, which you can find at http://lampeter-review.com/issue-11/, as well as a video of the second half of my “Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon” reading, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n59sAmA6g0U