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[LineBreak] Mark Doty: Desire

March 31, 2016

We’re starting the New Year on a high. This month, The Line Break listens in on the wonderful Mark Doty, poet and author of Deep Lane, recently nominated for the T S Eliot Prize. And back with two more poetry sparks, Ryan has you writing transcendentally about the mundane, and exploring the things you shouldn’t say.

Listeners to The Line Break can also join the The Line Break group on CAMPUS, the Poetry School’s free online community for poets.

Produced by Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser

Culture Laser: Live from the Forest Café

January 11, 2015

Highlights from our final Culture Laser Live event of 2014, recorded at the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh. Apologies for the lower than usual sound quality in this podcast – we had some holiday season gremlins in the mics. Featuring a short excerpt from Jo Clifford, a longer excerpt from novelist Nick Holdstock with music from Jack O’ Diamonds and GOL. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle of Culture Laser Productions. Series producer Colin Fraser. With financial support from Creative Scotland www.culturelaser.com

Culture Laser: Shot at dawn

January 9, 2015

Ryan talks with Chloe Dewe Mathews about her moving photography project Shot at Dawn which focuses on the sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion between 1914 and 1918. You can see it at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh and Tate Modern in London. More info at: shotatdawn.photography Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser www.culturelaser.com We acknowledge the financial support of Creative Scotland for our 2014 season.

Culture Laser: Be The First To Like This

January 8, 2015

Be The First To Like This is an anthology of the new generation of Scottish poets edited by Colin Waters. We talk to him about his thinking behind the book and then to a selection of the poets in the anthology – Claire Askew, Jenny Lindsay, Samuel Tongue, Theresa Munoz, Patricia Ace and Krystelle Bamford. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser www.culturelaser.com We acknowledge the financial support of Creative Scotland.

Culture Laser: The small drop of imagination

Irving Finkel loves to decode ancient tablets. He talks to Ryan Van Winkle about the joy of travelling back in time and the small drops of imagination he adds to ancient clay tablets that allow us to have a glimpse of the lives our ancestors led. Recorded in his office at the British Museum. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial support.

Culture Laser Live: Winter Warmer

December 1, 2014

Delighted to invite you to the basement of the Forest Café to warm your toes and treat your ears for the Decemberest Culture Laser Live of 2014, A Winter Warmer.

A Winter Warmer for your Dark Dark Ears

3 December
18.30
The Forest, eh3 9jz
FREE FREE FREE

Jo Clifford — reads from her award-winning, fringe-smashing, heretic-sounding ‘Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven’.

Nick Holdstock — the writer opens his cockles for your auditory pleasure.

GOL — a rare live session from one of our favourite Scottish / Iranian bands — electronica & hiphop jazzed up with Persian influence.

Zap Pow Zap

+ special guests & tunes from the Culture Laser Band O’ One — Jack of Diamonds!

Culture Laser: This is How we Die

November 7, 2014

Christopher Brett Bailey discusses his unique show This Is How We Die, a motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. He talks about the origin of the project, why it eschews easy narrative and we get the chance to hear a few excepts from the show.
Find out more about Christopher on his website: christopherbrettbailey.comPresented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions www.culturelaser.com @culturelaserTheme by Mikel Krumins. We acknowledge the financial assistance of Creative Scotland in the production of this podcast.

Culture Laser: Dundee Literary Festival Live

November 5, 2014

Highlights from our live event in Dundee on 24 October as part of the#dundeelitfest. Featuring the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize Amy Mason discussing her prize-winning book The Other Ida, the marvellous Ian Sansom on why he wrote an elegy to paper and Welsh donkey walking expert Hannah Engelkamp on why she is a donkey walking expert. With music by Jack o’ Diamonds. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable, recorded by Ed Broughton and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser

Culture Laser Live at the Dundee Literary Festival

October 22, 2014

The good people at STV interviewed me about the Culture Laser, about living in Edinburgh and our friends at the Forest Cafe. It also mentions the Live edition of the Culture Laser happening this Friday 24 October at the Dundee Literary Festival, at which it would be a delight to see you.

Culture Laser: I Wish I Was Lonely

October 9, 2014

Fringe First winners Chris Thorpe @piglungs and Hannah Jane Walker @hanwalker talk to Ryan Van Winkle about their moving exploration of the effect of 24/7 connectivity on our lives and gradual erosion of our ability to be alone. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser www.culturelaser.com. With thanks to Creative Scotland for their financial support.

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