Events


Xpress Yourself

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, unticketed
Children, Family, Adults, Young Adult
Sunday 3 December 2017 17:00

Part of a week long celebration on the radio of local published and unpublished writers, and spoken word artists, with readings and performances, hints and tips, and a space for listener's submissions.

Join Carla Woodburn as she enlists the help of fellow spoken word artists from across Scotland, for performances, debate and a whole load of fun!


Closing Event, with Rabbi Wolfson

Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire
Free, drop in
Adults
Sunday 3 December 2017 14:00

Rabbi Wolfson will close Westacre's Book Week Scotland activity, with a discussion, or a read, about the significance and partnership of kosher food and whisky, in relation to the nourishment of the Jewish faith.


Paper Banquet with Jill Calder

Kinghorn, Fife
Paid, ticketed
Children, Young Adult, Family
Sunday 3 December 2017 14:00

Hungry eyes? Draw your lunch! Internationally acclaimed illustrator Jill Calder will show us gorgeous spreads from The Picture Atlas, her most recent work. Jill will then lead a workshop in which even less confident artists are encouraged to experiment with bold drawing techniques. Ditch the knife and fork and use a pencil instead – have a shot at drawing foods from across Europe and beyond as we cover a huge sheet of paper with a delicious feast of drawings! For children aged 7-11 with their families.


Saltire Festival

Haddington, East Lothian
Free, drop in
Children, Family
Sunday 3 December 2017 13:00

To celebrate the Saltire Festival we are offering some fun activities for adults and children!

Celtic design embossed in metal
Designs are pressed into soft foil metal using pens or safe embossing tools, then adapted by adding colour, decorating with beads - or leave as the unembellished design.

Carving with Celtic designs
Take 10 minutes to carve, then embellish your design using cocktail sticks, butter knives and other safe carving tools, before finishing by polishing with tissue paper. Designs available will include the Saltire, Nessy, and thistles.


That's You on the Bookshelf

Kinghorn, Fife
Paid, ticketed
Children
Sunday 3 December 2017 11:00

Create a collaged bookjacket for your favourite book, casting yourself in the main role! All participants are asked to pre-send a photo of themselves which will be printed out and ready to use. We'll use the photo to create a new collaged bookjacket... with YOU as the main character! A fun way to look at characterisation and illustration skills, and a chance to tell everyone why your chosen book is so good! For children aged 5-9.


A Literary Tapas: food for body and mind.

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
Paid, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 19:30

Tom Pow reads poems about food, cooking and the delights of eating before inviting audience members to read similar poems that hold memories for them. Wine and tasty tapas provided by super-cook Sue Best will be provided in the interval. Tickets are £10.00 and include food.


Modern Mindfulness with Rohan Gunatillake

Dundee, Dundee
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 19:00

What if, in order to be mindful, calm and happy, we don't have to stop and switch off from modern life? What if we can use our phones and technology in a practical way to help us be aware, composed and kind, wherever we are and whatever we are doing? Rohan Gunatillake's book Modern Mindfulness offers practical techniques and principles to achieve just that. Gunatillake is the creator of best-selling app buddhify, and is one of V&A Dundee's Design Champions. He will discuss his book, his approach to mindfulness and answer questions.


Cèilidh: In conversation with Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul and Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul

Glasgow, Glasgow
Free, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 10:30

Join Theatre Gu Leòr for a sneak preview of Màiri Sìne Chaimbeul’s debut play, Cèilidh, and a chance to chat to the writer about the challenges of putting her stories onstage for the first time. She will be joined by co-writer Catriona Lexy Chaimbeul. Touring Scotland in March 2018, Cèilidh is a contemporary theatrical take on traditional storytelling, music and song. Màiri Sìne will discuss the process of becoming a playwright and her experiences of working with award-winning dramaturg Lynda Radley, before opening up to questions from the audience. The event will be in Gaelic.


Travellers' Tales

Bishopbriggs , East Dunbartonshire
Paid, ticketed
Adults
Saturday 2 December 2017 19:00

A night of food, music and stories to nourish the soul. Join us as we travel from your front door, across Scotland, and out over the world. From the majesty of the Scottish mountains to the baking deserts of Africa, the Travellers’ Tales writers will take you with them on their journey. Featuring both fictional and non-fictional books that inspire, inform and entertain.


Wrap Around : emerging artists approach the book form

Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Paid, ticketed
Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 18:45

Artists books are books created and produced in their entirety by artists. Often complete and complex in their physicality, they are a medium which allow artists to create intimate conversations with an audience on a personal, familiar, and domestic basis. Wrap Around showcases the work of emerging artists Joseph Glover, Mina Heydari & Francis Dosoo, and Cora James, who are to present three new artist books.

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