Tidelines Book Festival; 21-24 September 2017
TIDELINES BOOK FESTIVAL 21-24 September 2017
North Ayrshire’s only independent book festival will be held again at Irvine’s atmospheric Harbourside. 18 events over 4 days will be focused on the Harbour Arts Centre, but also taking place in Puffers Café, the Scottish Maritime Museum, and Fullarton Connexions. There is something for all tastes, ranging from children’s events, to a wide range of authors, music, art and even a dramatization of a hilarious “whodunit”. Why not stay for a while and enjoy a meal or a drink at a harbourside eatery? Kilwinning Heritage is once again pleased to sponsor an event, and this year it is Ayrshire’s Lost Villages on Sunday 24 September at 4.00pm in the Harbour Arts Centre. Well-known Ayrshire author Dane Love has unearthed fifty villages that no longer exist. He talks about many of them and their associated tales from the “rows”, accounts of struggles endured and famous sons. These villages, often found in the most obscure places, were established near to where work was to be found, often in coalmines. Join us and ensure that these lost communities are not forgotten. This year the Festival’s main sponsors are Specsavers Irvine. There will be a pop-up bookshop in HAC throughout the festival – and authors will be on hand to sign copies. Tickets can be purchased on the website (booking fee applies) or direct from the HAC booking office in person or by phone 01294 274059 (no booking fee).