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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