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Part of a week long celebration on the radio of local published and unpublished writers, and spoken word artists, with readings and performances, hints and tips, and a space for listener's submissions.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


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.


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.


Harry Potter Magic

Glasgow , Glasgow
Free, ticketed
Children, Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 15:00

A fun interactive Harry Potter Adventure - make potions using some ghastly ingredients, cast some magical spells and have wizarding fun! Harry Potter attire welcome.


Mrs Mash's Smashing Stories

Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
Free, ticketed
Children, Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 15:00

Join Mrs Mash, the storytelling cook, for scrumptious stories, delectable ditties and rhymes worth rolling off the tongue! Entertaining, educational and served with the odd dollop of history and humour. Suitable for those aged 3 - 8 (and their families)!


First-Footing Food

Newtongrange, Midlothian
Paid, ticketed
Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:30

Feast like a Queen, explore mining life, and make your own miners lamp! A family storytelling workshop led by the sensational storyteller Lea Taylor. We'll follow the story of the Black Bun from when it was first eaten with Mary Queen of Scots, to its use in first-footing at Hogmanay. Families can explore mining Christmas and Hogmanay traditions, sample some good Scottish food, and make their own mining lamp to light your way home - each child will also receive their own goody bag!


Mabie Forest Writing Retreat

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Paid, ticketed
Young Adult
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Author Julie Bertagna joins us for a writing workshop and literary feast in the round house at Mathrown of Mabie. Come for the free workshop and stay overnight (£15) in the bunk house with fellow writer,s to join us for stargazing, storytelling and time to write and be inspired in the heart of the forest. Transport to Mabie by minibus is available from New Galloway, Dalry and Castle Douglas, returning on Sunday afternoon. Booking is essential due to limited places.


Winter Wonderland (indoor) Picnic and Storytelling

Peebles, Scottish Borders
Free, ticketed
Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Come and join us in a magical indoor forest, for an afternoon of storytelling and crafts: the Macfarlane Hall will be transformed into to winter wonderland for all to enjoy! Bring your picnic, a blanket, and your favourite book (both adults and children) and sit amongst the trees. Along with storytelling, there's a craft corner and a family selfie studio, where you can tell us what your favourite books are! Suitable for families with children up to age 7: all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Badger the Mystical Mutt

Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Free, ticketed
Children, Family
Saturday 2 December 2017 14:00

Join us for a ‘badgical magical’ Book Week Scotland visit from Badger the Mystical Mutt! He’s a real favourite with Culture NL libraries, so we’re delighted to have him visit Cumbernauld Library. Authors McNicol and Jackson will delight you with insightful and heart-warming tales – as well as bucketfuls of laughs.
Badger’s books are ideal for ages 5 -10 with the theme of following our dreams, ambition and self-belief..oh and a love of hot buttery toast.

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