Bookends : Fringe events

After a hugely successful Bookends 2018 here are 9 more events which we bring to you at the Bookends Fringe this coming Monday to Friday. Look forward to sharing some of these wonderful local events with you. The Reading Room is open each day from 11am -6.30pm.

Mon 1st Oct
7.30pm SHARE .. new writing from Argyll with Sharon Wilkie-Jones
Sharon will talk about tackling rural homelessness and bring the most recent collection of writings, some by those involved in the writing project in NEW HOPE, OBAN
SHARE – Students Homelessness Awareness Raising Enterprise – a creative arts project that was set up in 2015 by Sharon Wilkie-Jones and Jake Kirkman

Tuesday 2nd Oct
11.30am Kirsty MacIntosh from Cosy Corner Bookshop with storytelling sessions suitable for pre-school children.

7.30pm SEA PASSAGES acollection of short stories about ferry crossings by local writers. A talk about how they came to plan and publish the collection as well as readings from Sea Passages.

Join Sheila Weir for reminiscences of life as the station master’s daughter in Benderloch during WW2 and beyond, join us and share your memories of Benderloch and beyond.

7.00pm Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative’s UPCYCLING  WORKSHOP will involve up-cycling picture frames.Terry Donovan will bring along a variety of frames, tools and materials for people to experiment with. The workshop will be from 7.00 to around 8.30 and accommodate 10 adults. It would be great if people want to bring along any materials and ideas with them. Attendance will be
by donation to support the work of Lorn and Oban Reuse Initiative.

Thu 4th Oct
2pm “Birds the Colours and Shapes of Leaves” is a collection of POETRY
about all aspects of life by Bob Toynton who’ll talk about the poems
and the writing of some of them and also about “taking the plunge”
from writing for more or less personal consumption to producing and putting out  a proper book of poetry.

7pm FILM Showing : “In Our Hands” hosted by Awakening in Argyll.
Filmed throughout 2016, this documentary tells the story of the revolution that’s taking place in farming in the UK. These are real life stories of real live farmers who are taking back control of their lives and their livelihoods. In 67 minutes the film takes you on a journey of hope and inspiration through the stories of these farmers who refuse to be ground down by the machinery of agribusiness. Entry by donation.

Fri 5th Oct
7pm BALLADS  of our Time
Join Chris, a local singer/songwriter who sings heart-rending and thought provoking pieces that will make you smile and wonder, inspire and challenge you.

7.30pm GRUMPY OLD WOMEN Join us to rant at the world and explain, in no uncertain terms, exactly how to fix it. Following on from last year’s very successful fringe finale GRUMPY OLD MEN, several opinionated women tell you how they actually got it wrong last year  and how NOW we’re going to get it right. Audience participation expected.

September 30, 2018   Posted in: Community

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