Saturday 12 September
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tickets £8 on the door
Mill Sessions is privileged to host acclaimed singer song-writer Sean Taylor who will be making a very welcome return to the Mill as part of his autumn tour this September, featuring songs from his superb new album 'The Only Good Addiction is Love'. The album has been listed by The Telegraph as among the best folk music albums of 2015, given 9/10 by Blues Magazine and featured by Whispering Bog Harris (a long-standing fan) and Paul Jones of BBC Radio 2, on radio Caroline and on Belgium Radio 1 among many others. It is a stunning album and best conveyed by Sean's own words:
"Being an artist is about making connections. Sometimes the connections are straight forward like writing a love song when you’re in love or a song about being heartbroken when she’s gone. On my latest album ‘The Only Good Addiction Is Love’ I have searched for more abstract and demanding references. The album’s title is a quote from the former President of Uruguay Jose ‘Pepe’ Mujica who gave 90% of his salary to charity and refused to live in the presidential palace preferring a farm with his wife and a three legged dog.
Bookshop Gallery 2 – 31 Aug 2015
10.30am - 5pm
Celebrating EAFS 2015, Galloway textiles collective intertwine will be exhibiting, along with invited artist Roger Lever, at the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, throughout August.
As part of the satellite programme, the show will reflect both the themes of EAFS 2015 and the diversity of practice of the individual members of the collective. The EAFS 2015 themes could hardly be better for us. Textiles is a rich and broad area, quintessentially reflective of our relationship with our environment, for good and ill, and also with who we are - creatures of community and settlement, of journeying and migration, of consumption and conservation, of creativity and celebration.
In association with The Wigtown Book Festival
We are made of star stuff ... how the atoms in our bodies come from stars through star death.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University.
Jocelyn, who discovered pulsars in the 1960s, talks about the extraordinary processes in the death throes of giant stars which produce the material from which new stars, our own solar system, and ultimately life on earth are formed.
This event is sold out.
Bookings are through the Festival Box Office who are operating a waiting list.