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Join Lanarkshire poet Martin Stepek to explore some of his favourite uplifting poems from around the world, from well-loved classics to obscure Zen masterpieces. Readings and interpretations sure to make you feel good and optimistic in an uncertain world.

 Join award-winning poet, author and mindfulness teacher Martin Stepek as he reads poems - and the occasional great quote - which directly speak to our sense of love of life and happiness. His selection will come from all times, from as early as before the birth of Christ, and from as far away as Japan and China. Come and hear Martin explore and discuss these poems that nurture a sense of peace and happiness in us.

Martin is one of Scotland's most respected and popular mindfulness teachers. Author of two books on the subject and writer of a weekly column on the subject in the Sunday Herald, he is also a prize-winning poet, and the recipient of the prestigious Polish award, the Gold Cross of Merit. His wide-ranging studies have included Buddhism, East Asian Poetry, and the neuroscience of happiness and peace of mind. He serves on the Choose Life group, the pan-Lanarkshire suicide prevention body.

Sun 15th Oct
8PM - 9PM
Booking Info:

£5 / £2.50

Book: 01355 261 000,


East Kilbride Arts Centre
Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 4DU
Mon 30th Oct
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Booking Info:

£5 / £2.50

Book: 01698 403 120,


New Town Hall
Cumbernauld G67 1DZ