Sonnet Youth

Currently producing SY SOCIAL CLUB & SONNET YOUTH PODCAST via our Patreon page

“Spoken word promoter has taken the country by storm” The Sunday Post 

Sonnet Youth is a literary rave. A poetic piss up – bringing together poets, comedians, musicians, rappers and cabaret acts for a night of no holds barred performances. Curated and hosted by Kevin P. Gilday and Cat Hepburn, Sonnet Youth reinvents live literature for a new generation.


A fortnightly online show on our Patreon, every second Thursday at 8:00pm. Produced by BlueStar Steaming, it’s hosted by me, Cat Hepburn and Kevin P Gilday.


Join us for conversations with special guests from every corner of the arts. Expect poetry, irreverent chat and live recordings from the Sonnet Youth archive.


For four years we curated and hosted monthly flagship nights across Glasgow, Edinburgh and as of last year, Stirling. Sonnet Youth has curated performances for numerous festivals and events (Hidden Door, Belladrum, Pride House) and worked closely with some amazing organisations such as Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre for their Word of Mouth writing workshop series. We’ve also produced a number of touring spoken word theatre shows.

THICK SKIN, ELASTIC HEART by Drew Taylor-Wilson (2019 – 2020) Scottish-wide tour, dubbed an “Unmissable reflection on theatre as a site of progressive expression” by The List.

 #GIRLHOOD by Cat Hepburn (5* Feminist Fringe) Full run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

SUFFERING FROM SCOTTISHNESS by Kevin P Gilday (4* The Scotsman) Full run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

CONFESSIONALS by Victoria McNulty UK Tour  (4* The Herald) 2018

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