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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations at Birnam Arts
Sat 4 Jun - Sun 5 Jun
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Dunkeld Celebrations
10:00 - 16:00
Doors Open 10:00

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Birnam Book Festival Fringe Events

Birnam Book Festival is growing - adding some fantastic Fringe Events in the nearby area.

Birnam Book Festival is growing - adding some fantastic Fringe Events in the nearby area.

Friday 20th May

10am-3pm
Drop into the Dunkeld Community Archive (The Cross, Dunkeld) to see the fascinating Foresters’ Scribe exhibition, which explains the role of Newfoundland Forestry Companies in the First World War, and their links to Dunkeld.

 

11am-2pm
Drop into the Climate Café (Dunkeld Community Co-Working Space, Little Dunkeld) for a cuppa, and a browse through the Climate Café collection of must-read books and other information on climate change

 

Saturday 21st May

10am-3pm
Drop into the Dunkeld Community Archive (The Cross, Dunkeld) to see the fascinating Foresters’ Scribe exhibition, which explains the role of Newfoundland Forestry Companies in the First World War, and their links to Dunkeld.

 

11-11:20am

Write Here, Write Now ~ tell a story in a flash!

Writer Linda Cracknell invites you to join her for a 20 minute, flash writing session at Birnam Studio, Station Road. Suitable for writers 12 years and older, although 12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. 
Cost: £1 booking fee ~ sign up in a flash at Birnam Studio (limited availability).

 

11am-2pm
Drop into the Climate Café (Dunkeld Community Co-Working Space, Little Dunkeld) for a cuppa, and a browse through the Climate Café collection of must-read books and other information on climate change.

 

At 1pm, community historian Jane Anderson will be exploring a fascinating connection between Dunkeld and Canada, in her presentation on the book ‘The Foresters’ Scribe’ by Ursuala A. Kelly. The Foresters’ Scribe is the first comprehensive study of the Newfoundland Forestry Companies (NFC) of the First World War. It adds a long-overdue and essential chapter to the Great War history of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A century has gone by since the NFC was formed in 1917, yet little is known of this small unit of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Its members were men recruited for woods work in the United Kingdom. Their assignment: to cut and mill Scottish timber to supply wood for the war. ‘The Foresters’ Scribe’ book is available for sale at the Dunkeld Community Archive.

 

Kate Leiper Exhibition - Illustrator in Residence
Birnam Studio, Station Road
Kate offers an exhibition of her original art and magical illustrations. Visit during Gallery hours through the Book Festival, and until 29th May.

 

SUNDAY 22ND May

11-11:20am

Write Here, Write Now ~ tell a story in a flash!

Join writer Linda Cracknell for her second 20 minute, flash writing session at Birnam Studio, Station Road. Suitable for writers 12 years and older, although 12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. 
Cost: £1 booking fee ~ sign up in a flash at Birnam Studio (limited availability).

 

3-3:20pm

The final session of Write Here, Write Now will be held at Birnam Studio with Linda Cracknell. Don't forget to book your space directly with Birnam Studio as there is limited avilablity for each session.

 

Live Poetry In The Corbenic Poetry Path Barn!

Join some of the poetry path poets (as well as chickens, ducks, swallows and other creatures) for an afternoon of live poetry, in the old poetry path barn.

This will be an opportunity to hear poets read or perform their own work in a setting that is rustic and atmospheric. It is also right beside the poetry path so a wander along the path can be enjoyed while you are here.

Event start time: 3pm

A minibus to the Poetry Path will leave Birnam Arts at 2.30pm, and will return after the event, around 4.30pm.

A minibus to the Poetry Path will leave Birnam Arts at 2.30pm, and will return after the event, around 4.30pm. To book your place on the bus, please email jon@corbeniccamphill.co.uk

Please note: The poetry path follows uneven ground, so sensible footwear is advised.

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Birnam Book Festival at Birnam Arts

Birnam Book Festival

20 May - 22 May 2022
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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.
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Box Office
Mon - Fri | 10:00 - 17:00


Cafe
Daily | 10:00 - 16:00



Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
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Tel: 01350 727 674

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

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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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