Literature Ambassador #3: Upcoming Events

Here follows a quick round-up of some of the upcoming  literary happenings in Dumfries and Galloway over the next week or so.*

Playwrights@Theatre Royal 2

Playwrights@theatreroyal 2

A rehearsed reading of five new short play scripts. Its a FREE event. No need to book just turn up. You’d be very welcome. Spread the word and let anyone else know who you think would be interested.
4.30 – 6.30 PM
Playwrights: Tom Murray; Vivien Jones; Marilyn Messenger; Brindley Hallam Dennis; Carolyn Yates, and Lucy Cameron.

I went to the last of these and it was great, with real actors (who’d only seen the scripts for the first time that day) and a director, you see the workings out. Well worth going to for anyone interested in theatre or writing.

Wigtown Spring Book Weekend 2017

Wigtown’s annual Spring Book Weekend takes place from 28 April – 1 May 2017 with events situated in the town’s collective of second hand bookshops. This year’s programme covers events on a range of subjects from archaeology to zoology and, for the first time, there’s a party at each end of the weekend. With more than 30 events to choose from, we hope you’ll find something to entice you to Scotland’s National Book Town over the weekend.

Wigtown’s host of bookshops, cafes and restaurants, galleries and shops will be open for you to visit between events, and the Spring Kist takes place in the County Buildings on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April showcasing local, regional and national art, craft, food and drink products. We hope you enjoy the mix of literature, music, food and minds as springtime comes to Galloway.

You can download a copy of the programme here.

Tickets for all Spring Book Weekend events are available here.

Tickets are also available from:

Wigtown Festival Company

Number 11 North Main Street



Box office: 01988 40322

Open: 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday; and 12noon – 4pm Sunday

If you are a book lover who is, or can be, anywhere near Wigtown on these dates you’d be nuts not to download the program and book yourself a treat. Most events are around £5, and some a free

Bonnie Fechters: Songs and Stories of Hope and Resistance

Bonnie Fechters is a show celebrating women who have stood up for themselves against exceptional circumstances and left a mark on the world. Theatre director and singer, Morna Burdon, weaves stories of hope and resistance throughout history and guarantees an inspiring, uplifting evening.

Morna Burdon: theatre director and singer

You can read more about the show on the Theatre Royal’s website here: Tickets are available online, at the Midsteeple Box Office and on the door on the night.

Bonnie Fechters: Songs and Stories of Hope and Resistance
Saturday 6 May | 7.30pm

Theatre Royal, Dumfries

£12 / £10 (£6 Young Scot)

Oh how we all need stories of hope and resistance in these troubled times.

Anyone who has a literature/text based event in the Dumfries and Galloway region and would like a little added push, do use the contact form on this site to send me details. I will then spread the word amongst my contacts; via the usual social media sites, and add it to the relevant Tuesday post here.


*In the words of the organisers, pulled straight from correspondences sent my way.

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