Big Lit 2017

Big Lit 2017 is 20 - 23 April this year with the Mill as the main venue.  Many events are running over the four days of the festival.  Check out the website for full details:

www.biglit.org

Book Launch - Little Boreland

Join us for the launch of

Little Boreland
The story of a magical house
by James Collett-White

Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 6.30 for 7.00pm
Admission Free

 

The launch with refreshments will include a short illustrated talk by the author.

George McMurdo, Tenant of Enrick, Cally Estate 1758-1787

 

Tuesday 16th August 2pm Faed Gallery

Travel into the world of Gatehouse in the 18th century with historian Frances Wilkins who will give a talk on George McMurdo who farmed at Enrick outside Gatehouse in the second half of the eighteenth century. A tenant of James Murray who built Gatehouse, McMurdo had a varied life which also took him to Virginia to work in the tobacco trade before returning to Scotland. McMurdo will be the subject of a new exhibition at the Mill next season.


Admission Free

 

Bats - An Illustrated Talk and Guided Walk

Friday 29th July : 8pm

Join Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group for an illustrated talk about bats, followed by a leisurely bat walk at the Mill and in the nearby woods.  We will provide bat detectors, giving you a fresh understanding of these fascinating flying mammals.

BIG LIT’S Feral Choir Finale Sunday

17th April 3.30 – 5.00

As part of The Big Lit Festival

Songwriter/composer Alison Burns loves to write for community choirs – songs with lush beautiful harmonies and simple text that are easy to learn by ear but satisfying and special to sing. Many of her songs have found their way into the repertoire - and hearts - of singers across the UK, and increasingly the USA and Australia. In this concert, which offers a rousing finale to BIG LIT 2016 her renowned Castle Douglas based Feral Choir perform some newly written songs of hers and by other contemporary writers. £5