Past Events


Acoustic Music Various Moons

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Various Moons

in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Acoustic Music Centre@St Brides.
19-24 August (not 23):




Celebration of the Work of Robert McLellan

APRIL 2014

Celebration of the work of Robert McLellan  ‘Playing Scotland’s Story’

Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April 2014:


Robert McLellan, Playing Scotland’s Story
Edited by Colin Donati

This landmark volume has finally been officially launched at a special event which took place in The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April, 2014.

Speakers included James Robertson, Douglas Gifford, Donald Campbell, and myself as editor. There was also a short performance by Theatre Alba.

Celebration of Robert McLellan- Playing Scotland's StoryChronology and context

The collection brings together Robert McLellan’s major stage plays, including poetry and verse drama, in a career which spanned four crucial decades in the development of Scottish Theatre up to 1970. It also includes a chronology, introductory materials and Scots glossary.

Robert McLellan, Playing Scotland’s Story, ed. Colin Donati.
Pub. Luath Press Ltd. Buy book here

Thursday 24 April 2014

quaich event Poster cropReading from my Scots translation of Fyodor Dosotoevsky’s Crime and Punishment as part of the launch of the Edinburgh Review special volume, Quaich: An Anthology of Translation in Scotland Today. The event takes place in the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, Main Building, Glasgow University.

The event will be introduced by John Purser. Other readers include Donald Adamson, AC Clarke, Christine de Luca, Brian Johnstone and Sarah Paterson. There will also be a Q&A.







MARCH 2014  

Strange Attractor

s i n k
Sun 09 Mar 2014, 19:30 – 21:30 (120 minutes including an interval.), Anatomy Lecture Theatre

With Edinburgh’s acoustic improv uber-trio  s i n k curating their monthly sound and light laboratory in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre. Featuringperformances from Marit and Rona, Various Moons and Tomás Sheridan.


4 JUNE 2013