This month’s last Thursday promises showers of great poetry and music.  We invite you to Edinburgh’s Wash Bar to experience it all live! We are delighted to bring you the stimulating work of Robbie Anndra MacLeòid, open mic readers Wanderlust Women and Colin Herd. Famous house band, Dekoy, will blend their own musical layers and Shore Poet, Martin MacIntyre, will be our host. 

The When & the Where:

Thursday 28th April 2022

6pm – 7:30pm (doors open 5:45pm)
The Wash Bar (on The Mound) 11-13 N Bank St, Edinburgh EH1 2LP

Admission: Entrance charge will be £7.50 (waged) and £5 (concession) which will include 1 raffle ticket.  The raffle ticket will also be your entrance receipt. (There will be a chance to buy another raffle ticket or two … for the famous lemon cake!)

We’ll be using our brand new card machine but it may not hurt to bring cash, in case you’d like to buy a book!

The Poets:


Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in CW at University of Glasgow. His books include Too Ok (BlazeVOX 2011), Glovebox (Knives Forks and Spoons, 2013), Click & Collect (Boiler House, 2017) Swamp Kiss (Red Ceilings 2018) and You Name It (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2019). He is the editor of Edwin Morgan Centenary Collection (2020) and co-editor with Sam Small of the two volume All Becomes Art (2022) and with Ruthie Kennedy and Tommy Pearson – Glasgow Cities (2022).


’S e sgrìobhaiche agus acadaimigeach a th’ ann an Robbie MacLeòid, a bhios a’ cruthachadh sa Ghàidhlig agus sa Bheurla. Tha e foillsichte mar bhàrd agus sgrìobhaiche sgeulachdan, agus tha e air duaisean a bhuannachadh airson a chuid sgrìobhaidh agus airson geamaichean agus fiolmaichean a chruthachadh. Lorgair na sgrìobhaidhean aige ann an Gutter, New Writing Scotland, 404 Ink, agus STEALL, am measg àiteannan eile.

Robbie MacLeòid is a writer and academic, who works in Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) and English. He has been published as a poet, songwriter, and short story writer, and has won awards for writing, game design, and film making. His work can be found in Gutter, New Writing Scotland, 404 Ink, and STEALL, amongst other places.

The Open Mic:

We have four open mic spots each month. These are booked in advance. To request an open mic spot in the future please email us at

The Music:

Our musicians this month, back by popular demand, are our house band, Dekoy!

The Raffle:

Make sure you have some change in your pocket so you don’t miss out on buying a raffle ticket and the chance of winning one of our delicious lemon cakes! Arts funding is a precarious business and our Lemon Cake raffle goes a long way to keeping the Shore Poets financially viable. We are very grateful to all our supporters who have contributed to our funds over the years in this way. 

We can’t wait to see you there!

Published by