Consider Aberdeen: a performance by Alec Finlay & Ken Cockburn, as part of their Out of Books tour.
“Cum populo quisquis Romanam suspicis urbem, Et mundi dominam deliciasque vocas; Confer Aberdoniam…”
“If you think Rome’s the world’s clear Number One, Consider Aberdeen.”
Arthur Johnston, ‘On the City of Aberdeen’, trans from Latin by Robert Crawford.
Inspired by Boswell & Johnson’s 1773 journey to the Hebrides, Out of Books is an illustrated guide to Ken Cockburn & Alec Finlay’s modern-day interpretation. Reading the text in landscapes their predecessors described, they will invite people to join them at readings & guided walks. They will select books that update the themes Boswell & Johnson mused upon.
Finlay & Cockburn’s journey began at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, on 11 April 2013. It will conclude at Inverary (Argyll & Bute) in Autumn 2013. Select a location on the map to read their online journal. As places are visited, new links will be added. Once completed, the journal will form the basis of ten thematic posts, published late 2013.
Sunday 8th September, 4pm.
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