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Birnam Book Festival at Birnam Arts
Fri 20 May - Sun 22 May
Birnam Book Festival
10:00 - 16:00
Doors Open 10:00

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Pockets of Experience

Ciara Gibson

6 May - 26 Jun 2022
10:00 - 16:00 WED-SUN | Gallery

Birnam Book Festival

20 May - 22 May 2022
Various
The Birnam Book Festival returns to showcase literature from Scotland and beyond in our beautiful corner of Perthshire, nestled between the hills and the River Tay.

Opening Night with Prof. Devi Sridhar
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Fri 20 May 2022
18:30 - 22:00 | Auditorium
Join Book Festival Patron and best selling author Fiona Valpy with Prof. Devi Sridhar

The Book of the Howlat

James Robertson & Kate Leiper
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
10:00 - 11:00 | Auditorium
Believing himself to be ugly, a young owl (howlat) seeks help from the most handsome bird of all, the peacock.

Tickets for The Book of the Howlat

Standard entry

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Chitra Ramaswamy - 'Homelands'

Chitra Ramaswamy
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
11:30 - 12:30 | Auditorium
Homelands tells the story of Chitra Ramaswamy's decade-long friendship with Holocaust survivor, Henry Wuga.

Tickets for Chitra Ramaswamy - 'Homelands'

Standard entry

£8.00

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David the Pizzly Bear

Molly Arbuthnott
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
11:30 - 12:30 | Studios
David has always been a bit different. His friends andfamily are brown grizzlybears, but he is whitish.

Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'

Mara Menzies
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
13:30 - 15:00 | Auditorium
Enter the world of Blood and Gold, and let performance storyteller, Mara Menzies take you on a journey of tragedy, wonder and magic.

Tickets for Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'

Standard entry

£8.00

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A Writer's Journey

Malachy Tallack
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
15:30 - 16:30 | Auditorium
Malachy Tallack speaks with Linda Cracknall about his journey through travel, nature and fiction writing.

Tickets for A Writer's Journey

Standard entry

£8.00

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The Second Cut

Louise Welsh
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
17:00 - 18:00 | Auditorium
Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable, but ...

Tickets for The Second Cut

Standard entry

£8.00

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'Forever Flowers'

Ann Lindsay
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Drop by
18:00 - 19:00 | Gallery
Drop by and say hi to Ann Lindsay, author of 'Forever Flowers' 

Hosted by Tim Turnbull

Cabaret Night
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sat 21 May 2022
19:30 - 22:30 | Auditorium
Join us at Birnam Arts for a Birnam Book Festival extravaganza of poetry, spoken word, music and performance.

Tickets for Hosted by Tim Turnbull

Standard entry

£12.00

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Standard entry - Balcony

£0.00

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Nicola Wright 'James Croll: Climate Pioneer'

Nicola Wright
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
10:00 - 11:00 | Studios
Meet James Croll, the Perthshire man who grew up in poverty and was dogged by ill health who became the self-taught father of climate science.

Tickets for Nicola Wright 'James Croll: Climate Pioneer'

Standard entry

£0.00

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Beatrix Potter Sings

Colleen Nicoll
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
10:15 - 11:15 | Auditorium
Colleen Nichol presents songs and stories based on Beatrix Potter stories.

Tickets for Beatrix Potter Sings

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by Caroline Wilding

Bold and Brilliant Women of Dunkeld
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
11:30 - 12:30 | Auditorium
The Bold and Brilliant Women of Dunkeld and Birnam is an illustrated children’s book that celebrates the women of our villages.

Tickets for by Caroline Wilding

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Scottish Pen 'Declarations' Panel chaired by Jenni Calder

Declarations
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
11:30 - 12:30 | Studios
Declarations is an anthology of prose and poetry - Panel readings and conversation

Tickets for Scottish Pen 'Declarations' Panel chaired by Jenni Calder

Standard entry

£0.00

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Anna Fleming 'Time on Rock: A Climber's Guide to the Mountains'

Anna Fleming
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
13:30 - 14:30 | Auditorium
Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rockclimbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her.

Tickets for Anna Fleming 'Time on Rock: A Climber's Guide to the Mountains'

Standard entry

£8.00

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with Martin Edwards & Doug Skelton

Lives of Crime
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
15:00 - 16:30 | Auditorium
Join bestselling author Fiona Valpy as she sits down with Martin Edwards and Douglas Skelton to discuss crime writing.

Tickets for with Martin Edwards & Doug Skelton

Standard entry

£10.00

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News of the Dead

James Robertson & Anthony Baxter
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
17:00 - 18:00 | Auditorium
James Robertson & Anthony Baxter 'News of the Dead' with Chair, Jamie Jauncey

Tickets for News of the Dead

Standard entry

£8.00

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The Living Mountain

Jenny Sturgeon
Part of Birnam Book Festival

Sun 22 May 2022
19:30 - 22:30 | Auditorium
The Living Mountain is an evocative, uplifting and compelling audio-visual performance inspired by Aberdonian Nan Shepherd's writing.

Tickets for The Living Mountain

Adult

£15.00

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In Conversation With

Ciara Gibson
Part of Pockets of Experience

Tue 31 May 2022
19:00 - 20:30 | Gallery
Join Kate Bell in conversation with Ciara Gibson

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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations

4 Jun - 5 Jun 2022
Various
Dunkeld Community Archives and Chapter House Museum present the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Dunkeld.

End of Summer Song: Beatrix Potter in Perthshire

Birnam Institute Players
Part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations

Sat 4 Jun 2022
19:00 - 21:30 | Auditorium
Birnam Institute Players present a full-length play with songs about the famous writer, Beatrix Potter.

Tickets for End of Summer Song: Beatrix Potter in Perthshire

Standard entry

£10.00

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Standard entry - U16

£5.00

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Scottish Plainsong Choir with Canty


Part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations

Sun 5 Jun 2022
16:30 - 18:00
Narrated by Wattie Barbour, the history of Dunkeld's religious past is told in music.

Tickets for Scottish Plainsong Choir with Canty

Standard entry

£10.00

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Standard entry - U16

£5.00

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Niel Gow: His Life and Times

Pete Clark and Jamie Jauncey
Part of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations

Sun 5 Jun 2022
19:30 - 21:30 | Auditorium
Music and conversation with Pete Clark & Jamie Jauncey

Tickets for Niel Gow: His Life and Times

Standard entry

£10.00

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Standard entry - U16

£5.00

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Thu 9 Jun 2022
20:00 - 22:00
Acclaimed Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest stars on the UK roots music scene.

Tickets for Adam Holmes

Adult Entry

£14.00

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Birnam Arts 21st Big Birthday Bash

Let's Celebrate!
Various
Come and help us Celebrate our Happy 21st Birthday!

Amos, Jauncey & Friends


Part of Birnam Arts 21st Big Birthday Bash

Sat 18 Jun 2022
20:00 - 22:30
A musical evening with a posse of local musicians. Dave Amos, Jamie Jauncey, Pete Caban.

Tickets for Amos, Jauncey & Friends

Standard entry

£10.00

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Blue Rose Code

Blue Rose Code

Fri 15 Jul 2022
20:00 - 22:00
"One of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises do yourself a favour and go." Americana UK

Tickets for Blue Rose Code

Adult Entry

£18.00

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The Songs of Leonard Cohen

with Keith James

Thu 15 Sep 2022
20:00 - 22:00 | Auditorium
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  ~ The Independent  

Tickets for The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Adult

£18.00

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Talisk

Sat 10 Dec 2022
20:00 - 22:30 | Auditorium
Ground-breaking, chart-topping, genre-bending, instantly enthralling…  

Tickets for Talisk

Adult - Standing only

£17.00

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Seated on Balcony

£17.00

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Under 16 - Standing Only

£12.00

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Map showing Birnam Arts and conference centre in Scotland

Opening Times

Box Office
Mon - Fri | 10:00 - 17:00


Cafe
Daily | 10:00 - 16:00



Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
admin@birnamarts.com
Tel: 01350 727 674

Entrance

Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

Highlights

Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Such lovely memories of coming to Birnam as a wee one, visiting the garden and the exhibition then exploring the woods that inspired Beatrix Potter.

Graham Webster   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

  • Entrance

  • Kinnaird

  • Cafe

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Shop

  • Gallery

  • Studio