Blood, Salt, Spring

Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival

Summerhall - Dissection Room

Spoken Word

In a moment that is demanding you constantly choose your side, how do you find your humanity, your own voice, when you are being pushed to find safety in numbers?

Push the Boat Out is thrilled to be able to support and develop, in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland, a brand-new live performance commission from one of Scotland's most exciting and challenging voices. In Blood, Salt, Spring Hannah Lavery (The Drift, Lament for Sheku Bayoh) journeys to discover her authenticity and her 'tribe'.

Intergenerational trauma, in particular the legacy of colonialism, racism, and the reality of living through 2020's political and cultural shifts and shocks, slowly and laboriously make way for healing in Lavery's work. She has learned how to heal the salted wounds and move out of her winter and into spring--into hope.

Blood, Salt, Spring will feature live performance from Hannah Lavery and award-winning musician, Beldina Odenyo. It is interwoven with Thirteen Fragments, a digital artwork commissioned as part of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Post Covid-19 Futures Commission and co-produced by The Royal Society of Edinburgh and National Theatre of Scotland, created by Hannah Lavery with Nat McLeary, Beth Chalmers, and Beldina Odenyo.

Written and directed by Hannah Lavery

A National Theatre of Scotland and Push the Boat Out co-production

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