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World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening 2-3 Days

World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening

“We Are All Here” film followed by music and poetry. Short, award winning documentary film, produced and directed by Biggar’s very own Hannah Currie, about Glasgow rapper Lumo (aka Calum Barnes), whose death in 2017 left a mark on the Scottish music community. Hannah commented: "Too many young men are still dying by suicide and we are determined to keep the conversation going and end mental stigma so that more people feel able to open up about their struggles." The film will be followed by local poets and musicians who have also had their struggles, performing to showcase their amazing creativity and talents. (suitable for 12+ years) ..

Date: Saturday 12 October

Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute .... 2-3 Days

Hang on a tic... It's Just a Minute ....

It’s back! Atkinson-Pryce Books presents this crafty combobulation, this whirligig of wicked wit, this perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel. And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... and plenty laughter .Adult event. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk (suitable for 16+ years) Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Monday 21 October

Scotland’s Women: A Tribute New 2-3 Days

Scotland’s Women: A Tribute

Author Rosemary Goring and poet Gerda Stevenson in conversation, by invitation of Atkinson-Pryce Books Rosemary Goring’s book Scotland: Her Story and Gerda Stevenson’s poetry anthology Quines both look afresh at some of the remarkable women who helped shape Scotland. Come and hear what will be a fascinating discussion between these two remarkable women. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk (suitable for 16+ years) Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Tuesday 22 October

Best of Enemies 2-3 Days

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies: The war of words between the two great Biggar literary figures of Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay Magnus Linklater will chair a discussion between Professor Alan Riach and Professor Stephen Bann of the connections and disconnections between MacDiarmid and Finlay. Not a war of words, but a fascinating inspection of these two controversial and maverick literary giants from the twentieth century Scottish cultural scene. Atkinson-Pryce Books is delighted to be hosting this event which is kindly sponsored by Atlas Winch and Hoist. All proceeds will be shared equally between the charitable trusts of Little Sparta (SC023222) and MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank (SC045987)Adult event. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or ..

Date: Wednesday 23 October

Red Squirrel Press presents a poetry reading in aid of MacDiarmid's Brownsbank New 2-3 Days

Red Squirrel Press presents a poetry reading in aid of MacDiarmid's Brownsbank

Poetry reading by 5 poets including some former Brownsbank Fellows, local poets, Red Squirrel Press poets in aid of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank,  plus raffle and a free Red Squirrel Press publication. Tickets available from BLF Box Office or Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk (cash only) Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Thursday 24 October

Morag Hood Workshop 2-3 Days

Morag Hood Workshop

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Morag Hood joins Atkinson-Pryce in Biggar Library for story-telling and an illustration workshop. Join us for an afternoon of fun. Her favourite things to draw are eyebrows! Tickets Available through Atkinson-Pryce Books on 01899 221225 email: tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk or Biggar Library on 01899 222060 email:biggar@library.s-lanark.org.uk..

Date: Saturday 26 October

The Concert for Brownsbank 2019 with Scots Makar Jackie Kay 2-3 Days

The Concert for Brownsbank 2019 with Scots Makar Jackie Kay

MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Trust is delighted to present Scots Makar JACKIE KAY at this year’s Concert for Brownsbank. Included in the evening is the premiere of a new film by filmmaker Carolyn Scott which features first Brownsbank Fellow, author JAMES ROBERTSON at the cottage talking about his time there. Add into the mix readings of MacDiarmid’s work by Biggar High School students plus guest musicians and this promises to be a superb evening of mixed media. Brownsbank Cottage at Candymill was the home of poet Hugh MacDiarmid, a significant Scottish cultural figure of the 20th Century. All profits from the event will go to securing MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank for present and future generations. This event is a fundraiser for MacDiarmid’s Bro..

Date: Friday 1 November

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