The March 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the March Poetry Roundabout. The April 2021 Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday 9 April at 7.30 p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by Monday,

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Further Meanderings of the Mind from Poet, Anne B Murray

In our last exhibition, Meanders, we asked people to share their memories of the lockdown with us.  Local poet, Anne B Murray sent in her reminisces of the first lockdown, and now has reflected on the latest lockdown. At Lockdown 2 [November 23rd – December 13th 2020], I started to

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The February 2021 Poetry Roundabout

Click the link below for the February Poetry Roundabout. The March 2021 ‘Springtime Edition’ Roundabout will take place on Zoom Friday March 5th at 7.p.m.  Email John at johnjcoutts@gmail.com for the link. You can also send a chosen poem, your own work or a favourite, to the same address by

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Lockdown Meanders from Poet, Anne B Murray

In our latest exhibition Meanderings: A Walk Through The Smith’s Collection, we asked visitors to reflect on their walks and explorations during lockdown whilst they stroll through a selection of our art collection.  The artwork on display depicts nature in various forms, seasons and locations.  At the end of the

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The January 2021 Poetry Roundabout

The new year has brought some new changes.  Not only is the monthly roundabout now being held on Zoom but you can download the pdf by clicking the link below.  Enjoy!   January 2021 Roundabout

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The Pipe of Freedom launches The Guardian’s Great British Art Tour

The Guardian‘s Great British Art Tour began today.  This new series, created in partnership with ArtUK, will showcase some of the great works of art housed in collections across Britain. The series is a great way to do a little art exploration from the safety of our homes. The work

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The December 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The Poetry Roundabout December 2020 on The Smith’s website and now on Zoom! Winter is a wonderful time of year Inside it is warm and cosy North Pole is cold and windy The snow is lit up by the sun Every Christmas my elf comes Remember to wear warm clothes

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Calling All Young Poets of Stirling!

  John Coutts, Poet-in-Residence at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is collecting winter poems to share as an online poetry roundabout. What is your favourite winter activity?  What Makes winter special?  What clothing, food, weather, or animals make you think of winter? Tell us in your poem.  Rhyming

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The November 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The Poetry Roundabout November 2020 Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘What is the late November doing?’ -T.S. Eliot An interesting collection this, with translation from the Arabic and  our  first contribution on Shetland dialect. There’s a sober side, with reference to Remembrance Sunday. Which is why I’ve tried

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Smith’s Pipe of Freedom on BBC Radio

We are so pleased that over lockdown a special painting in our collection has been receiving just attention: Thomas Stuart’s Smith’s The Pipe of Freedom.  Credit is due to Peter Brathwaite, an opera singer and occassional broadcaster.  Early in the year, Brathwaite took part in the Getty Museum Challenge, where

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