David Tennant Features In Poetic Celebration Of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Which Kicks Off Tonight


As we posted earlier this month, David Tennant will be one of the stars contributing to Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2020. The free online event is produced by Edinburgh City Council in partnership with Underbelly so that Hogmanay fans from round the world can see off 2020 and welcome in 2021 from the safety of their own homes.

David Tennant has been revealed as one of the readers of Fare Well, a new poem written by Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar (Scotland's Poet Laureate) especially for this year's Hogmanay celebration. The piece reflects on world events during this most unusual of years, before looking to the turn of the year and our hopes for 2021. 

The poem will be brought to life over three nights between 29th and 31st December, as an audio-visual extravaganza to be broadcast from edinburghshogmanay.com into living rooms all around the world from 7pm each evening. David is just one of the cast lending his voice to the project; other talent includes Siobhan Redmond (Taggart, Grantchester) and Lorne MacFadyen (Tina and Bobby, The Outlaw King). Music comes from Skye-based Celtic fusion group Niteworks who provide a specially commissioned new piece of work for the event. Finally, visuals come from Edinburgh-based animator and illustrator Gary Wilson, whose work takes inspiration from his Scottish surroundings.

Watch the an extract narrated by David, below: 

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