Blash o God: Art & Poetry with Robert Campbell Henderson & Hugh McMillan

The Glasgow Literary Lounge at Calton Bar will be hosting, Blash o God for their November monthly showcase.

Blash o God: Art & Poetry with Robert Campbell Henderson & Hugh McMillan

About Blash o God: Art & Poetry with Robert Campbell Henderson & Hugh McMillan

Cheeky Besom Productions:‘Artists With Attitude’ Presents
Glasgow Literary Lounge
A Monthly East End Showcase of Literature, Music, & Art

Blash o God: Art & Poetry
with Robert Campbell Henderson & Hugh McMillan

The Blash o God is a collaboration by French based artist, Robert Campbell Henderson and Penpont poet, Hugh McMillan inspired by the Buchanites. The project involves a creative interpretation across several media, art, video and performance, of a Utopian 18th Century cult led by a charismatic woman, Elspeth Buchan, who became convinced that she had a central role to play in the Second Coming, specifically that she and a minister from Troon were embodiments of certain key figures in the Book of Revelations. She had calculated when the cult was to be ‘transported’ to heaven and set about founding a community to prepare for this. Thrown out of Ayrshire they ended up in Templand, near Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. They practised communal ownership and free love and scandalised the local community though the landowner who rented property to them, talked admiringly of their discipline and work ethic. Burns “rescued” one of their adherents. Several deadlines for ‘translation’ to heaven came and went and the followers dwindled till eventually only one was left, Anthony Innes. The cult had by this time moved to Crocketford. When Elspeth died, Innes kept the mummified body, and on his deathbed insisted he be buried on top of her body so that he would fly away to heaven too. The project is fascinating in that the Buchanites’ beliefs flew in the face of contemporary convention and in that the central role was played by a hugely able, resilient and talented working class woman.

Robert Campbell Henderson: lives and works in Marseille in the South of France. Following an MA in Photography, he set up a couple of art galleries, ‘Gables Yard,’ and ‘Dark Mirror,’ in Pulham Market, and Norwich, Norfolk, UK. The galleries showcased work by photographers, painters, sculptors and printmakers from around the world. In 2016, he spent some time at the Ecole de Beaux Arts Séte where he worked on his Dark Mirror Project. He experiments with photography, especially Polaroid, incorporating all types of printmaking and some sculpture.

Hugh McMillan: lives in Penpont in Dumfries and Galloway. He is a well-known, award winning Scottish Poet and Writer. His latest book, The Conversation of Sheep Luath Press (2018) is a collaboration with a local shepherd, Michael Robertson. His other publications by Luath include, Not Actually Being in Dumfries, (2015) McMillan’s Galloway (2016), and Heliopolis (2018). McMillan was writer in residence at the Harvard Summer School (2017).

CALLING ALL CREATIVES: we’re supporting Global Action: Orange the World a campaign to eliminate violence against women and girls. To further clarify, the Declaration of the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation to liberty, whether occurring in public or private life.’ We are seeking poems, stories, art, music, and film. Slots are 5-7 minutes to be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure a slot contact Ruby McCann: mccannruby@gmail.com. Our host for the evening is poet, writer, and critic, Jim Ferguson.

Cheeky Besom Productions: ‘Artists with Attitude’: (writer, poet and critic, Jim Ferguson, artist, Louise Malone, writer and performer, Maria Marchidanu, and flâneuse Ruby McCann). A Glasgow based artist collective. We devise concepts, split all running costs, and collaborate to create: sharing knowledge, making and creating, for the love of literature, art, and music. We champion artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

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