Adults and children enjoy a mix of readings, poetry, music performance and song
Hundreds of visitors packed into events – from readings and workshops to walks, talks and music sessions – during last weekend’s Big Lit.
Organisers were delighted by the success of the event, which has been rebranded this year as the Stewartry’s own book festival.
Chrys Salt MBE, Big Lit festival organiser and Artistic Director of the Bakehouse, said: “The mix of events seemed to really appeal to people – there were well-known authors and poets, activities for children, plus music, song, installation art and some wonderful performances. Whether it was for adults, young people or the whole family all of it had its roots in literature.
“The feedback we have had has been fantastic and we are really looking forward to next year. In the meantime I’d like to thank all those who took part – the contributors, the volunteers and the audiences. Every one of them helped make sure that Big Lit was a big success.”
Tuesday 26 May, 7:30 pm £6
A rare opportunity to meet Bernard Kops, one of the great post-war Jewish playwrights, poets and novelists, comes to The Bakehouse.
Hear him read from his acclaimed biography ‘The World is a Wedding’ and other internationally famous work, and in conversation with poet and director Chrys Salt MBE who has directed some of his plays for the London stage.