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Every Woman Cafe at Birnam Arts
Fri 2 Aug
Every Woman Cafe | Studios
18:00 - 19:30
Doors Open 18:00

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Pick Date Range

Book Birnam Book Festival 2024

Sat 26 Oct
9:45am

Morag Anderson and Kate Leiper.

The Wisdom of the Cailleach

Sat 26 Oct
10:45am

Festival Launch

Margaret Bennett, Morag Anderson, Fiona Valpy and Colleen Nicoll

Sat 26 Oct
12:10pm

Philip Paris and Fiona Valpy

Philip Paris - The Last Witch of Scotland

Sat 26 Oct
1:30pm

Kate Leiper

Workshop: How to draw Dragons and Magical Creatures

Sat 26 Oct
1:40pm

Dr Toria Johnson

The Tayside Shakespeare: The Uncovering Macbeth's Scotland

Sat 26 Oct
3pm

Witches of Scotland Podcast - Live Recording

Claire Mitchell KC and author Zoe Venditozzi

Sat 26 Oct
4:30pm

Ashlyn Cudney

Panic in Perth - Local Trials and the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft

Sat 26 Oct
7:30pm

Heal & Harrow

Heal & Harrow

Sun 27 Oct
11am

Margaret Bennett

Scottish Street Songs - Community Event

Sun 27 Oct
12pm

Ambrose Party

Ambrose Party - voices of the Dead

Sun 27 Oct
1:30pm

Kate Leiper

Workshop: Tree Time Creativity

Sun 27 Oct
1:30pm

Fiona Valpy

Fiona Valpy - The Sky Beneath Us

Sun 27 Oct
3pm

Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre - The Cracked Mirror

Birnam Book Festival

Birnam Book Festival 2024

Whats On
Sat 26 Oct - 27 Oct

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.

Our Festival is an inclusive event for all ages, where the audience can participate in workshops, lively discussions with authors or just sit back and listen to inspiring speakers or enjoy great music with a literary theme. 

We’re delighted to be returning to our home venue of Birnam Arts for in person events again this year.

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We have a couple of ways to buy tickets: you can scroll down to look through the list of all the events and search by Families +, Fiction or Non-fiction, Panel discussions, Performances, or search by day. Click on the 'WHATS ON' button to learn more about a specific event or BUY TICKETS to book your seats.

If you already know which events you want to go to, you can clink on the link in the banner and go straight to a summary listing of all the ticketed events. It is your choice.

Each ticket has a £1.50 booking fee.

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Book Festival Events

Saturday 26th October
Sunday 27th October
The Wisdom of the Cailleach at Birnam Arts

Morag Anderson and Kate Leiper.

The Wisdom of the Cailleach

Sat 26 Oct 2024
9:45 - 10:30 | Auditorium

Family/School event with poet Morag Anderson and illustrator Kate Leiper.

Festival Launch: Margaret Bennett, Morag Anderson, Fiona Valpy and Colleen Nicoll. at Birnam Arts

Festival Launch

Margaret Bennett, Morag Anderson, Fiona Valpy and Colleen Nicoll

Sat 26 Oct 2024
10:45 - 11:45 | Auditorium

Celebrate our 2024 festival comeback

Philip Paris - The Last Witch of Scotland at Birnam Arts

Philip Paris and Fiona Valpy

Philip Paris - The Last Witch of Scotland

Sat 26 Oct 2024
12:10 - 13:10 | Auditorium

This historical fiction was inspired by the true story of Janet Horne

Workshop: How to draw Dragons and Magical Creatures at Birnam Arts

Kate Leiper

Workshop: How to draw Dragons and Magical Creatures

Sat 26 Oct 2024
13:30 - 15:00 | Studios

Kate Leiper guides you through inspirations from mythology and nature to draw dragons and magical creatures from Celtic folklore.

The Tayside Shakespeare: The Uncovering Macbeth's Scotland at Birnam Arts

Dr Toria Johnson

The Tayside Shakespeare: The Uncovering Macbeth's Scotland

Sat 26 Oct 2024
13:40 - 14:40 | Auditorium

Dr. Toria Johnson shows how people have imagined Scotland in and through Shakespeare’s Scottish play.

Witches of Scotland Podcast - Live Recording at Birnam Arts

Witches of Scotland Podcast - Live Recording

Claire Mitchell KC and author Zoe Venditozzi

Sat 26 Oct 2024
15:00 - 16:00

A podcast which explores the history, law and stories of pardon for people convicted under the Witchcraft Act 1563.

Panic in Perth -  Local Trials and the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft at Birnam Arts

Ashlyn Cudney

Panic in Perth - Local Trials and the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft

Sat 26 Oct 2024
16:30 - 17:30 | Studios

From accusation to prosecution, learn about actual witchcraft cases in Perth

Heal & Harrow at Birnam Arts

Heal & Harrow

Heal & Harrow

Sat 26 Oct 2024
19:30 - 22:00 | Auditorium

 “Beautiful – dare one say spellbinding” The Scotsman. Stories of traditions and beliefs from Shetland to the Solway

Scottish Street Songs - Community Event at Birnam Arts

Margaret Bennett

Scottish Street Songs - Community Event

Sun 27 Oct 2024
11:00 - 11:45 | Auditorium

Everyone is welcome to join singer and storyteller Margaret Bennett for a fun-loving frolic through the songs of our past.

Ambrose Party - voices of the Dead at Birnam Arts

Ambrose Party

Ambrose Party - voices of the Dead

Sun 27 Oct 2024
12:00 - 13:00 | Auditorium

“The immersive world of Ambrose Parry just gets better and better.” Jess Kidd

Fiona Valpy - The Sky Beneath Us at Birnam Arts

Fiona Valpy

Fiona Valpy - The Sky Beneath Us

Sun 27 Oct 2024
13:30 - 14:30 | Auditorium

Follow this story of love, loss, courage and adventure from Edinburgh to Kathmandu and beyond.

Workshop: Tree Time Creativity at Birnam Arts

Kate Leiper

Workshop: Tree Time Creativity

Sun 27 Oct 2024
13:30 - 15:00 | Studios

With Illustrator in Residence Kate Leiper. Who do you imagine might live in and around the Birnam Oak

Chris Brookmyre - The Cracked Mirror at Birnam Arts

Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre - The Cracked Mirror

Sun 27 Oct 2024
15:00 - 16:00 | Auditorium

This unique cross-genre murder mystery is best-selling crime novelist Chris Brookmyre's most ambitious novel yet.

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Opening Times

Box Office
Open periodically throughout the week | Book online 24/7


Cafe
Daily | 10 - 4



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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A wonderful local facility, always welcoming and friendly. Me and my girls have so many happy memories of ballet classes and shows here - we need to keep the magic going!

Jane Pasteur   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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