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Support Annette Badland in Swim22

Annette Badland is back in Midsomer Murders as Fleur Perkins helping solve those mysterious crimes so she won’t have to keep driving the taxi she drove in Strike earlier this year. She is also taking part in the #Swim22 Challenge and swimming 22 miles to raise funds for @DiabetesUK.  Here is the link if you want to help, you can donate as little as a pound!

If you enjoyed Liz Lochhead on Edwin Morgan ...

Do check out Liz on The National Theatre of Scotland's YouTube Channel performing with actor Andy Clark in "Credo", her contribution to the NTS's "Scenes For Survival", and also with Jackie Kay on Makar2Makar14

On 5th November Liz will be part of the line-up for "Remembering Alasdair & the launch of "Paradise" by Alasdair Gray" a free event hosted by Strathclyde University in celebration of the late author and the publication of his third translation from Dante.

Liz is also hoping very soon to launch "The Carer's Song", her tribute both to songwriter John Prine who died of Covid 19 in Nashville this April and to the grossly undervalued staff in care homes all over the UK throughout this pandemic. Her blistering new lyrics are sung by Carol Laula backed by contributions from nine other great musicians. 

BIG LIT Film supports Tender, a domestic abuse Charity

Robbie Frazer is delighted to announce that his new poetry film Fabulous Phoebe will be used to raise funds for the domestic abuse charity Tender, which works with children and young adults. In the words of its Patron, Olivia Colman "I believe the work Tender is doing with young people, educating them about healthy and unhealthy relationships, is important ,inspiring and imperative.” Fabulous Phoebe is showing at BigLit.

Visit Tender to find out more: tender.org.uk

Book Launch event

Chrys Salt, Artistic Director of BIG LIT is delighted to share the launch of her most recent collection Skookum Jim at the Klondike Gold Rush in a film specially made for The Wigtown Book Festival 2020. You can watch here

Bakings

Bakings is The Bakehouse’s new online literary magazine – poems submitted by invitation alongside recordings of featured poets from previous Bakehouse events. Trawl through the site to find fine poetry from Scotland and beyond alongside film poems and illustrations. Find Bakings on www.thebakehouse.info