Focus on Violet Jacob

Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.

Hospitalfield Arts will continue its focus on the influential Angus poet Violet Jacob with an evening of music inspired by her work.

Violet Jacob’s ‘Words in Song’ will take place at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath on Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.

This event comes as Hospitalfield Arts starts establishing a strand of programming about Angus writers which will grow to feature others from the area.

Led by Arbroath-born musician Steve Byrne and featuring Scott Gardiner and Lucy Pringle, the evening will be hosted by Lisa Simmons and Sheila Mann, both of whom have an in-depth knowledge of Violet Jacob’s life and work. Doors open at 7.30 p.m, the event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced £10, are available from

Among the other events planned for 2014 is the one day course: ‘An Introduction to the Life & Work of Violet Jacob’, on Saturday, May 17.

Full details of the programme of tours and events are available on the website.