I've been writing songs for years, little doodles on the guitar mostly, for my own amusement. But here's something a bit different.... I've making some sound experiments, trying to capture the sound of the depressed mind.
Have a listen to D.A.R.D.I.S : Discord And Relative Depressions In Sound.
The programme for the Belfast Book Festival 2019 has just been announced. I'll be part of three events happening during the festivities.
Poetry NI Presents: Incoming
Tuesday 11 June 2019, 8-9PM
Join Colin Dardis, Linda McKenna, Geraldine O’Kane and Ross Thompson for a showcase of forthcoming work from four of the most promising poets Northern Ireland currently has to offer.
Poetry NI Presents: The Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam
Tuesday 11 June 2019, 9:30-11:30PM
Open to all poets, we invite you to take the mic and enter our annual poetry slam competition. Share your work in front of a lively and appreciative audience, with new readers always welcome.
Write To Mental Health Workshop
Saturday 15 June 2019, 12-2PM
Poetry NI’s Geraldine O’Kane and Colin Dardis present a poetry workshop designed to encourage and celebrate creativity, providing the opportunity to experiment with writing in a supportive and constructive atmosphere.
Thursday 8th Aug, 8pm
Eastside Arts Centre, Eastside Vistors Centre, Belfast
Book Launch: The Dogs of Humanity
Saturday 31st Aug, 3pm
Music In Mind Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Friday 6th Sept, 3pm
Black Box, Belfast
Bounce! Festival - Poetry NI Showcase
Saturday 7th Sept, 3pm
Intercontinental Poetry Summit with Ali Whitelock
Colin acknowledges the kind support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through their Arts Career Enhancement Scheme and Support for the Individual Artist Programme.
For enquiries and bookings, email colonyink [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk.