Big Lit Day in Gatehouse - Saturday May 26th
The Dumfries and Galloway Festival’s BIG LIT Day is a Festival in a Day in Gatehouse of Fleet on May 26th. It will bring a real Festival feel to the town.
BIG LIT Day offers the opportunity to hear and meet some of Scotland’s Literary stars in a warm and friendly atmosphere, participate in free workshops, see an exhibition of illustration from rising young artists and experience SHED a fascinating installation by John Hudson, buy books, and enjoy reasonably priced special BIG LIT food specially prepared for the day. Festivities start at 10.00 am at the Riverside Cafe, Mill on the Fleet with an eat-as- much- as -you -can BIG LIT breakfast with entertainment from guerrilla poets who will accost folk ( in the nicest possible way) in hairdressers, on doorsteps, in bars and along the High Street during the course of the day. There will be song-writing buskers at the Saturday Market, a range of seriously good award winning novelists and poets reading from their work or launching their books, a Publishers Market exhibiting The Cream of Scottish Pamphlet Publishing with free impromptu readings, poems to read in many High Street windows and Dr Who star Annette Badland at The Bakehouse in the evening performing a selection of Carol Anne Duffy’s amazing poem sequence about the wives of famous men. The day will end at The Mill on the Fleet with a music session with musician and funny-man Ewan McVicar singing the songs and telling the stories of outrageously funny folksinger Hamish Imlach.
Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office, Mill on the Fleet 01557 814099. There is a five tickets for the price of four offer.
Further information from The Bakehouse 01557 814175