On 18th February join local writer Shane Strachan for an evening of readings and creative writing inspired by the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust.

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The night will start off with a small tour of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with Shane giving readings in response to works in the hospital space. You will then have the opportunity to create a new text in response to an artwork which inspires you! No previous experience is required! After the event, Shane will support you to create a final work potentially to be displayed in ARI.

This event is supported by Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme. It also forms part of GHAT’s current Shared Collective Heritage project, which aims to preserve and celebrate the artistic heritage connecting people and place in the North East of Scotland, through engagement with the GHAT art collection. This project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Aberdeen City Council and the Rayne Foundation.

Shane Strachan is a writer and performer based in Aberdeen. He has been published nationally and has had work staged by the National Theatre of Scotland and Paines Plough. In 2018 he was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, through which he developed new work inspired by the legacy of fashion designer Bill Gibb; this will be displayed in Aberdeen Art Gallery in 2020 with support from Look Again. He holds a PhD in Creative writing from the University of Aberdeen.