Little Sparta Reading


Pierre Joris — Nicole Peyrafitte — Ken Cockburn — Lila Matsumoto

Poetry reading at Little Sparta – the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay

[in the temple of Bauchis & Philemon if wet] 

The ticket price includes:

  • return transport (if applicable, depending on ticket type selected) from 
    • University Avenue (at John McIntyre building), Glasgow or 
    • adjacent to Bristow Square (outside the Student Centre), Edinburgh;
  • admission to the garden (with your choice of a guide book or a photography pass); and
  • attendance at the poetry reading.

You will have approximately 90 minutes in the garden followed by the poetry reading for around 60 minutes.

There is a walk of about half a mile on a rough farm track from the Little Sparta car park to the garden making this excursion unsuitable for anyone with walking or breathing difficulties.

Dress as you would for hill-walking and bring sandwiches and something to drink. Toilets are available.

Depart Glasgow, University Avenue 2 pm Arrive Little Sparta 3.15 pm
Depart Edinburgh, Bristow Square 2.15  pm Arrive Little Sparta 3.15 pm


Depart Little Sparta 6.30 pm Arrive Glasgow, University Avenue 7.45 pm
6.30 pm Arrive Edinburgh, Bristow Square 7.30 pm


Ken Cockburn biography.

Pierre Joris biography.

Lila Matsumoto biography.

Nicole Peyrafitte biography.

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