Nothing But the Poem on Tour


Nothing But the Poem on Tour – Alice Oswald

18 April 2013 – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Golden Hare, 102 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH

On Thursday 18th April we will be hosting the Scottish Poetry Library’s ‘Nothing but the Poem on Tour’ at Golden Hare. In this special poetry session we will be reading Alice Oswald with Reader Development Officer Lilias Fraser.

No previous knowledge or experience necessary.

Poetry and refreshments in our beautiful bookshop. What a wonderful evening!


£5 / £3

How to book

Pay via Eventbrite.

Contact for further details

Call the poetry library 0131 557 2876.

Or Golden Hare 0131 629 1396



Today we bring you a guest post from the creators of LOAf – a comic for 9-12 year olds. LOAf is available to buy at Golden Hare and we love the very tasty first issue.


Welcome to LOAf, a brand new, delightfully stocky little fellow of a comic, now available from Golden Hare and ready for consumption by ravenous comic lovers of any age, shape and size (but especially children aged 9-13). From ghouls to schools, sleigh-rides to fishing trips, LOAf Issue 1 is packed with delicious tales of humour and horror, appealing to the imaginations of older children as much as to the child inside the adult.


Mike Smith

An immensely imaginative bunch of visual artists specialising in illustration and comics have contributed to the first issue of LOAf and the same talented bunch (with a few surprises thrown in), will be returning to make the comic’s second issue, coming out this summer. Watch this space!


Daisy Hirst


Becky Palmer

At our kids workshops, the LOAf team have been collaborating with children to come up with new characters and stories for issue 2 which, will have as its theme, “Friends”, (and no, we don’t mean the sitcom!) Oh and what’s more, LOAf was made by using the zero waste to landfill company Seacourt, based in Cambridge.  

loaf 5

Claire Shorrock

Writing for Children under 12

Hello all readers and writers…

Interested in writing for children under 12?

Saturday 26th January 2013
The Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

This conference offered by Jenny Brown Associates and Fraser Ross Associates is a chance for new writers of children’s fiction – published and unpublished – to learn from two senior editors and three of Scotland’s top literary agents.

Follow the link below to find out more and to book a place!

New Exhibition

DC_badge New Wave Deco
Jimmy Steel & Cassandra Harrison
1st December – 31st January

Golden Hare is very pleased to host this vibrant new collection from Edinburgh artists Jimmy Steel and Cassandra Harrison. In their 3rd collaboration, Jimmy and Cassandra explore the Art Deco buildings of Edinburgh. Each Deco building is brought to life with exquisite colour, vibrancy and cosmic sparkle. Jimmy and Cassandra merge the glamour of the Deco era with futuristic trends to create a stunning body of work in which the hidden gems of Edinburgh take centre stage.

Come and experience the New Wave Deco…