Ladies Who Launch: ‘Compass Points’

Thursday April 19th

Leonie Ewing, Jackie Galley, Vivien Jones, Gillian Mellor

Four writers - one a water scientist, one a biologist, one a chemist, one a generalist, all close observers - have been meeting once a month over the last year to walk, talk and write in the landscapes they love. Their individual voices speak through prose and poetry in this illustrated pamphlet that reflects the broad diversity of Dumfries and Galloway and the interaction between it and the people that live, work and play in it.

3.30pm – 4.30 pm  The Scone Kitchen. £4.95 includes tea and scone.

With support from Wigtown Festival Company


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BIG LIT Sing-in at the Masonic Arms

Thursday April 19th

The Masonic Session and its doughty band of die-hard regulars has been the backbone of the Gatehouse music scene for over a decade. Having spawned numerous bands, an unmissable annual festival and countless friendships, the session is once again delighted to launch Big Lit with the best lyrical offerings - some classic, some home-grown, all tailor made for joining in with voice, tambourine or hurdy-gurdy (if you have one). The best way imaginable to kick off 2018’s literary extravaganza.

9.00pm onwards. The Masonic Arms  A free event