Friday Night Howff

3 Apr

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to The Howff, Bella’s lounge for the lockdown. Join (live from Kintra tonight) Hannah Fisher & Sorren Maclean who are selling imaginary tickets for their live gig tonight. …

Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins

2 Apr

Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Can you tell us a bit about the process of writing and completing the book. How long have you been working on it? How did you decide to …

Howff Music

1 Apr

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to The Howff, Bella’s lounge for the lockdown. Listen to our playlists here. In the Howff tonight we have a radioplay, a cancelled exhibition, a french artist from Lost Map and…

Signs and Symbols

1 Apr

Alan Campbell, Moe Rocksmoore and Ashley Cook were working away on a show to open on the 26th of March of course that has been delayed (cancelled?). So we present it here instead. Signs & Symbols – Moe Rocksmoore – Alan Campbell –…

And People Stayed Home

31 Mar

Kathleen O’Meara’s poem, ‘And People Stayed Home,’ written in 1869, after the famine: And people stayed home and read books and listened and rested and exercised and made art and played and learned new ways of being and stopped …

The Howff is Open

31 Mar

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to the Howff, Bella’s boozer for the cultural void and your lounge for the lockdown. We are featuring and promoting artists and musicians who are now gigless cos of da vi…

Monday Howff

30 Mar

howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to The Howff, Bella’s lounge for the lockdown. Randolphs Leap [Glasgow-based folk-pop Adam Ross (guitar/vocals), Pete MacDonald (keyboards),Adam Florence (drums), Vicki Cole (b…

Poetry in the Howff

30 Mar

Some poetry for you this evening from Iona Lee and others … Follow her on Instagram at @ionaleepoetry and on twitter @ionaleepoetry Iona Lee_The Night I Played Sims 2 from Bella Caledonia on Vimeo. and from Neu!Reekie! a poetry buffet with @holli…

Groove on 8

29 Mar

It’s Groove On Episode 8, good music with a groove, featuring 24 tracks with a range of bands from households names to never-heard-of-thems. We begin with the biggest name on this episode, the Rolling Stones with ‘I Gotta Go’, a track from their first …

CO19 Creative Tool-kit

29 Mar

We’re all going to run out of box-sets, so please send your suggestions for this creative tool-kit, in particular, let’s share ways of being creative for those who find themselves in isolation.  These are suggestions I’ve received, borrowed…

But for the Lockdown …

29 Mar

A COVID-19 love poem by Jim Monaghan But for the lockdown We would be drinking sweet hot drinks in the tearoom on the Central Mosque in Paris, birds flittering and whispering above. I would be stirring while staring at my cup as you breathlessly relate…

Over Lunan

29 Mar

Just before everything shutdown, my new arts company Aproxima assembled a creative team to stay at Hospitalfield Arts Centre in Arbroath and spend some time developing ideas at Lunan Bay, a stunning crescent beach with high sand dunes, a few miles up t…

Groove On 7

27 Mar

Bella’s radio for the lockdown, brought to you by Stewart Bremner … (listen to the full series here). Welcome to Episode 7, where we’ll be hearing an hour and a half of good music with a groove, exploring the outer reaches and inner-spaces …

Groove On 6

26 Mar

Hiya and welcome to Groove On Episode 6: a gathering of good music with a groove, exploring the wide wide world of recorded popular music. It starts with a wonderful, long piece of music; David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’, his final masterpiece and the opening…

Artists Collaboration

26 Mar

We’ll be creating a channel of online music, art, photography, poetry and film for artists and musicians who can’t play gigs or live events on Bella.   Let us know if you’re doing a show online that we can help with. If you want to pu…

Groove On 5

25 Mar

Vol 4 of Bella’s Radio show for the Corona time brought to you by Stewart Bremner. Welcome to Episode 5 of Groove on, your musical excursion away from the difficulties of reality. It kicks off with ‘Kaneda’ by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, the opening piece of…