End of an era for the Heretics

Following two sell-out performances, a third and final event takes place at the Saltire Society’s Edinburgh Old Town Headquarters this week.

45 years since first taking to the stage, Wednesday the 19th August could be your last chance to meet the original Heretics as they hand over to a new generation of writers and musicians.

Committed to promoting the poetry and music of Scotland’s living tradition, The Heretics first appeared in 1970. They gave an early platform to future household names including Billy Connolly, Aly Bain and Liz Lochhead.

It will be an opportunity to see the original Heretics hand over the baton to a new generation of talent as the New Heretics, led by novelist and songwriter Peter Burnett and writer Craig Gibson, take to the stage.

The Saltire Society is proud to have brought about this historic revival. Donations collected on the night will go to the Saltire Trust which, in the spirit of The Heretics, aims to nurture Scotland’s emerging cultural talent.

I feel sure the New Heretics will honour that same spirit by helping today’s emerging Scottish artists to find an audience and become the stars of tomorrow.

Visit www.saltiresociety.org.uk to reserve your tickets.