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I will be poet in residence at Cromarty Arts Trust (30 mins north of Inverness) for the month of March 2022. As part of my role I will be running a beginners poetry workshop for the local community, performing an acoustic set of my music and working on new songs and poems.


"In 1992 the Cromarty Arts Trust secured funding to restore and convert what was then a derelict Grade A listed Stable building above the town into an arts hub. It now provides 7 artists’ studios, in the magnificent plaster vaulted ground floor old stables, a large first floor gallery and event venue, a dark room, an exterior glass work studio, and a small but very attractive flat which is used by the Trust as the base for visiting artists.

Over the years we have built up an artists in residence programme, which has gained a reputation for providing an inspirational setting for many people to find space away from the hurly burly of life, and concentrate on nurturing their creativity. To date we have played host to a Tapestry Weaver, a silversmith, an illustrator, two photographers, a book binder, two traditional musicians, a stone letter carver, and five painters! In return for their stay in Cromarty, the artists either leave a piece of work behind, or provide some kind of community event, talk, or workshop for the benefit of the local community. We have built up, over the years, a legacy of great memories, inspiring occasions, and a number of beautiful pieces of work.

We welcome writers and artists of all media to come and stay with us in Cromarty.This little corner of the world boasts stunning coastal scenery; beautiful buildings and architecture; is steeped in history; has award-winning eateries, shops and attractions; woodland walks and sandy beaches; a resident population of bottle-nosed dolphins plus seals, bird colonies, red kites and other wildlife; a small but incredibly friendly community with a vibrant, artistic feel and constant programme of interesting events, gigs, talks, shows and markets happening year-round...In a nutshell, it's a peaceful, tranquil and inspiring spot at any time of year - the perfect place for creative types to visit, whether it's to write the next chapter of a book, find motivation for your next exhibition, continue working on your works in a fresh, new environment or just because a change is as good as a holiday, or so the saying goes!"

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