Birnam Book Festival
The Birnam Book Festival is back at Birnam Arts to celebrate books, music and poetry.
Book Festival Patron and bestselling author Fiona Valpy welcomes us to this special evening event, presenting:
Professor Devi Sridhar: ‘Preventable: How A Pandemic Changed TheWorld & How to Stop The Next One’. Devi Shridar is Professor and Chair of Public Health at University of Edinburgh, and member of Scottish Government Covid-19 advisory group. In Preventable she highlights lessons learned from outbreaks past and present in a narrative that traces the COVID-19 pandemic - including her personal experience as ascientist - and sets out a vision for how we can better protect ourselves from the inevitable health crisesto come.
Chair: Jess Pepper, independent public affairs consultant, climate advocate, andfounder/Director of Climate Café. Jess is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Socety.
And introducing: Kate Leiper, Illustrator in Residence
Kate is an Edinburgh-based illustrator and artist, fascinated by myths and folklore and inspired by animals and nature. You can see her magical work in ‘An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales’ and ‘An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures’. Kate will be with us throughout the Birnam Book Festival for presentations and community activity.
Links to our Cafe, opening times and directions.
Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.
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!
Beautiful space, lovely people, Beatrix Potter Gardens and a wonderful exhibition "Earthly Walks" by Grigorios Karastamatis until the 18th of July (2021)!
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Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
You really are the heart of our community and we can’t afford to lose you. Thank you to everyone working so hard to protect our village treasure.
Cave Family | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for everyone's support in the planning and delivery of our Perthshire Artisan's event at Birnam Arts. The space was ideal, the food delicious and it was great to be back in real life!
Caron Ironside | Feedback
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
Birnam Arts has been host to great memories and moments, from dancing my heart out at weddings to speaking at conferences to enjoying wonderful music ... this place does it all and is an important hub. We look forward to the time we can enjoy BA to its full once again.
Susanna Thomson | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
We have great memories of our Wedding day at Birnam Arts. Brilliant venue.
Gemma Strachan | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
Spacious Hall, New Tech
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
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
Birnam Arts is a unique venue, contributing enormously to many aspects of our lives - social, cultural, educational.
Linda Wolfe | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020