Holy Wells of Scotland

Saturday 16th April  10.30 – 11.30am

As part of The Big Lit Festival

Writer, photographer, and exhibition and book designer Phil Cope will take readers on a series of surprising journeys: travels through time, through our contested histories, through the responses of our poets and writers, and through the inspiring territories of our changing beliefs, in his illustrated talk on the sacred springs and holy wells of Scotland.

£8.00

See additional associated event - a free guided walk to Rutherford’s Well at Anwoth (weather permitting!)

Wendy Stewart Harp recital

Friday 15th April  3.45 – 4.30pm

As part of The Big Lit Festival

World renowned Scottish harpist Wendy Stewart entertains with a programme of Gaelic and Scots song  highlighting the poetry of both languages and the links in culture and history.

£5.00

Tom Pow At the Well of Love and other Locations

Friday 15th April   2.30- 3.15pm

As part of The Big Lit Festival

Tom is one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. He reads from his latest collection At the Well of Love (Mariscat Press, 2016), and of other unexpected locations. Come and share a varied and engaging 45 minutes in his company.

£5.00
Sponsored by the Scottish Book Trust

Big Lit 2016 : 14th-17th April

2016 is the 10th Anniversary of Gatehouse literary venue, The Bakehouse, which runs BIG LIT. Big Lit, the Stewartry Book Festival has gone from strength to strength since it began as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in 2011. This year it has grown even bigger, with the expansion of activities for young people. So whether you have small children underfoot, are an Archer’s fan, enjoy the work of Jane Austen, love the combination of music and poetry, are into contemporary writing or writing from other generations and cultures, are interested in installation or  exhibition  – there will  be something in this year’s BIG LIT programme you can enjoy.  The Mill is the main venue for most of the events, but other events are happening around town as well as ad hoc unprogrammed entertainement from guerilla poets to buskers.  A lively weekend in Gatehouse is guaranteed.  Check out the Big Lit website for full details.

Mill Events

Talk: Jocelyn Bell Burnell - We Are Stardust

Tuesday 29th September 2015
7.30pm

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.


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