Further From Festival 10 – 12 February 2017

Further From is suddenly very near!

The Further From Festival is nearly upon us, so here’s a quick reminder of everyone who’s appearing this year, plus a very exciting last minute addition to the programme – artist Darren Rees – appearing on Saturday afternoon.

You can find more information on all the authors and artists by following this link.

Friday 10th February: evening pass £24Stuart Cosgrove, 6.00pm: ex-Director Channel 4, football afficionado on BBC Radio Scotland’s Off The Ball and lover of all things Motown and Northern Soul (£8*)

Ash Dickinson, Claire Askew and Ian Macartney, 7.15pm: Three poets, wordsmiths and performers in a seamless hour of entertainment and lyrics! (£8*)

Andrew Greig and Rachel Newton, 8.30pm: Do not miss this incredible collaboration between Scottish literature’s modern day polymath and a musician at the top of her game. A wonderful blend of clarsach, singing and prose, this event will be simply stunning. (£10*)

There will be an open bar throughout these events. This is included in the price of the tickets.

Saturday 11th February: day pass £28

Jim Crumley, Polly Pullar and Leo du Feu, 10.00am: Join a writer, a photographer and an artist, all of whom observe the natural world around us, all of whom record it in diferent ways. Jim, Polly and Leo are all great believers in protecting the environment. (£8*)

Shelley Day and Sandra Ireland, 11.00am: Both Shelley and Sandra published their first books to great acclaim in 2015, The Confession of Stella Moon and Beneath the Skin respectively. Both are psychological thrillers with a difference and both Shelley and Sandra are authors with a lot to say! (£8*)

Lin Anderson, Neil Broadfoot and Claire Macleary, 12.30pm: Lin Anderson is synonymous with Tartan Noir, especially as one of the founders of the Bloody Scotland Festival. Joining her on this crime panel are Neil Broadfoot, who recently published the third case for journalist detective Doug McGregor, All the Devils. Also on the panel is newcomer Claire Macleary – big things are expected from her debut novel Cross Purpose. (£8*)

Kate Leiper Demonstration, 2.00pm: Kate Leiper’s illustrated children’s books are remarkable in their detail and fantastical imagination. She has recently collaborated with James Robertson on the Book of the Howlat, she also illustrated the glorious Treasuries of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales and Scottish Mythological Creatures. She’ll be demonstrating how she creates such fantastic creatures – this event is ideal for families. (£8/10*)

Darren Rees, 3.30pm: We’re thrilled to announce a last minute addition to Further From! In 2015, Stirling-based artist Darren Rees was awarded the Scott Polar Research Institute Artist in Residence in Antarctica. Following his return, he has now produced a book packed full of stunning images documenting his time there. (FREE)

Refreshments will be available throughout the day for a small fee.

For tickets and information on any of the events, please just reply to sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.co.uk
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!