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Dreamt as a living poem, it is a wander along the water, a seat beside someone on a bench, a conversation, a landscape of words written with bodies, a space for you to reflect, remember, imagine, in honour of things loved and lost

In the Ink Dark is a project in four parts from Luke Pell and collaborators. A dance and a poem made from from memory and conversation. 

Throughout May and June 2017 a series of conversations and encounters with different people in Leith and Edinburgh led to a week of live dance performances in unique spaces across the city, opening as part of LeithLate17 in the Leith Theatre and going on to be performed in libraries across the city, RBGE Botanic Cottage and culminating at The Scottish Poetry Library on midsummer. A special reading of the poem was then given for the closing night of Edinburgh International Book Festival with DIVE Queer Party.

Site specific re-iterations of the Ink Dark have since been created in the Summer of 2019 for The Bridge Library with Platform, Easterhouse as part of Take Me Somewhere Festival, for Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Central Libraries, with conversations also taking place at Category is Books and the Glasgow Womens’s Library, all as part of Luminate Festival 2019. A reading of the Glasgow poem was also given as part of Oasissy take over at Queer Theory, Glasgow,

In the Ink Dark is accompanied by a series of specially commissioned podcasts and traced in print with a limited run publication, now also available online.

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