Brave New Words: Hello 2021 [Online]

Brave New Words returns for its ‘not quite a fresh new beginning because nothing seems to have changed’ special 2021 January lockdown edition! To return we’re inviting submissions on the theme of ‘Let it all out’, because if you can’t vent on the internet, where are you going to go?
We’re moving from our regular wee spot on the social media interweb and moving to the delightful Stove Network YouTube channel – so everyone is welcome!
Video submissions are now open! Deadline is 5PM on January 27th.
Videos to be no longer than 8 minutes in length. Submissions to be sent via www.WeTransfer.com to martin@thestove.org
As always, be brave.

How to Watch

Brave New Words: Hello 2021 will go live on youtube at 7pm on Friday, 29th January. Click the link below to view!

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Opportunities

Micro Commissions for Stove Members

In response to recent current events, and what we know will be a very challenging time for many artists and creative freelancers, The Stove is offering a number of micro-commissions to our Stove membership.

We would like artists to make a creative response to one of four themes:

Open heartedness
Solidarity
Insight
Perseverance

The response could be in any art-form, including but not limited to, poetry, music or sound art, film, collage, painted or visual approaches, sculptural or digital but ask that you consider the work to be shared in the first instance on our online platforms as part of our new homegrown project, more information about homegrown is available here.

We will select and profile one artist or creative per week as part of an on-going series. Your work must be ready within a week of your award and it will also be a condition to make a short video in a Pecha Kucha style about your creative practice (full remote support for this will be provided) and share with us any online information about your work that we can use to promote you and your work to our audience and the wider region. You’ll need to be available to be in touch with us that week to supply information and content.

Selected artists will be offered a single payment of £75 for their responses. The Stove will award one commission per week with a quick turn around. There is no deadline, but new submissions will be selected on a weekly basis from the applications available.

To apply, drop us an email with a short proposal, to a maximum of 100 words to katie@thestove.org including your chosen theme in the subject heading.

You do not need to be based in Dumfries and Galloway to apply for these opportunities, but must be a Stove member. For more information on membership, visit our webpage here

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.

Brave New Words *NOW AT HOME*

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” (Maya Angelou)
In light of recent events (you may have read about it), we obviously won’t be going ahead with this Friday’s Brave New Words or its sister play, Lowland. But, in line with our theme (which, by the way was strangely decided ages ago – before all this kerfuffle) of ‘Home’ we’re inviting YOU to share any poetry, music or words with us over the coming week (from yer hooses mind). This can be a poem, a short story, flash fiction or a video! Fire your submissions via facebook direct message to The Stove Network or Brave New Words or email martin@thestove.org.
We will then share your submissions via social media from 7-9PM this Friday. Feel free to fire anything over during the night as well – should ye feel all tingly and brave.
Also, we know you all love a party on the last Friday of the month so why not have your own Brave New Words at hame via all this new fangled technology? Or, like me, you could gather the neighbourhood cats and perform your one man show ‘Living With Edith’ (A Memoir).
Solidarity, insight, open-heartedness and perseverance is at the core of Brave New Words – exactly what we need right now, eh?
So – fire those words over!
For words spoken, sung, shot, signed, silenced and isolated.