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Alexander McCall Smith will be at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 21.08.19
21 August 2019
Every year we ask Alexander McCall Smith to give something a bit special to audiences at the Festival he loves so much. Every year he delivers. What makes these events so wonderful? Hilarious stories; gorgeous characters; maybe a surprise guest; and of course the charm of the raconteur...
James Macmillan, author of A Scots Song, will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 21.8.2019
21 August 2019
As he reaches the landmark age of 60, internationally renowned composer and conductor James MacMillan reflects on a classical life well lived in A Scots Song. Ayrshire-born MacMillan's recent achievements have included the formation of The Cumnock Tryst Music Festival and a private...
Roseanne Watt, author of Moder Dy, will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 21.8.2019
21 August 2019
Throwing Voices is a unique collaborative project looking at how local language, culture and tradition can resonate across linguistic divides. Using selected objects and words, Guyanese writer Imam Baksh and Shetlandic poet, filmmaker and musician Roseanne Watt share new music, verse, songs...
Alexander McCall Smith will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 21.8.2019
21 August 2019
Every year we ask Alexander McCall Smith to give something a bit special to audiences at the Festival he loves so much. Every year he delivers. What makes these events so wonderful? Hilarious stories; gorgeous characters; maybe a surprise guest; and of course the charm of the raconteur...
Eilidh Muldoon, illustrator of The Colouring Book of Glasgow, and Nikki Welch, author of The Pocket Guide to Whisky, will be at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 22.8.2019
22 August 2019
Relax with an Edinburgh Gin cocktail and a spot of colouring in; you'll be in the capable hands of our illustrator-in-residence Eilidh Muldoon, whose art is featured in our bookshops and on unique Book Festival souvenirs, and drinks expert Nikki Welch. Mulddon has recently added The...
Nikki Welch, author of The Pocket Guide to Whisky, will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 23.8.2019
23 August 2019
Highs and lows, hysteria and heartbreak: football’s a funny old game. Match of the Day producer Paul Armstrong reports on 30 years of the iconic show in Why Are We Always on Last?, he's joined by author of The Pocket Guide to Beer Joe Dick, while Daniel Gray shares his latest...
Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of The Far Side of the Night, will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 26.8.2019
23 August 2019
Few things could be more terrifying than a threat against your child’s safety. That’s the propulsive force behind Jan-Philipp Sendker’s gripping thriller The Far Side of the Night, the last in the bestselling Rising Dragon series. Paul and Christine are many miles from the sanctuary of...
Unfortunately Roger Mason, author of Scotland and the Flemish People, will no longer be at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 26.8.2019
26 August 2019
*Please note this event has been cancelled* The important role played by the Flemish in moulding the history of Scotland is explored in an eye-opening event hosted by Professor of Scottish History at St Andrews, Roger Mason. Originating in Flanders – essentially modern-day Belgium...
James Macmillan, author of A Scots Song, will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 26.8.2019
26 August 2019
We may remember the first line of a novel, but what about the last? In this celebration of great endings, we’ve partnered with The Hebrides Ensemble and challenged composers Linda Buckley, Matthew Grouse, James MacMillan, Pàdruig Morrison and Gareth Williams to respond musically...
Sue Lawrence will be at Valvona and Crolla's Book Supper Club on 26.9.2019
26 September 2019
After winning fame on the BBC’s MasterChef in 1991, Sue Lawrence has forged a career as one of the UK’s leading cookery writers. An irrepressible enthusiast for Scottish Food, Sue has explored our most beautiful islands to reveal their culinary secrets.   2 course...