Sunday

BIG LIT Sunday morning Launch Pad: Southlight 21

Sunday April 22nd

Big Lit Launch Pad celebrates the launch of Southlight 21 - the region’s literature magazine with readings from editors, contributors, and open mike spots for poets to launch new work.

10.30 - 12.00   The Mill on the Fleet    Free

Soup and Song: The Ukaladies.

Sunday April 22nd

A musical interlude: Come and enjoy a hearty bowl of soup and a singalong with The Ukaladies, who always promise to entertain -  before continuing on your onward literary journey.

12.30- 1.30 Franca Bruno’s £4.95

(includes a hearty bowl of soup and selection of breads.)

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Susi Briggs, Ruthie Redden and Nip Nebs himself: Nip Nebs Trail:

Sunday April 22nd

Nip Nebs (pub: Curly Tale Books Ltd) the original Scots language picture book has come to life! Join us on our three dimensional interactive story trail.  Explore the enchanting world created by Nip Nebs illustrator Ruthie Redden. Help Ruthie find the pixies that are hiding on our trail.  Diddle daddle with storyteller and author Susi Briggs and Nip Nebs himself.  He invites you to help him strinkle his icy draps oan the speeder web an hing shockles aff the spicket! Mind an keep warm though or Nip Nebs will prinkle yer taes!

1.30 – 3.00   A free event

Meet Susi by the big mill wheel, Mill on The Fleet 1.30pm.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

The Sulwath Ensemble: Music from Behind the Lines

Sunday April 22nd

With Peter Hutchison, bassoon, and baritone Geoff Davidson,

The Sulwath Ensemble celebrates often neglected British composers of the early 20th century including some like George Butterworth, Ivor Gurney and Arthur Bliss who were either killed, traumatised , wounded or lost loved ones in WW1.  From Butterworth to Elgar, from Howells to Vaughan Williams, BIG LIT offers this rare opportunity to hear a selection of these WW1 composers, some better known and others whose fine work features all too rarely in concert programmes today.

2.00 – 3.15 Gatehouse Parish Church    £8.00

£12 for The Sulwath Ensemble and The Cairn Chorus DOUBLE BILL

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BIG LIT’S Cairn Chorus FINALE

Sunday April 22nd

BIG LIT welcomes back Cairn Chorus - a community choir based in Monaive whose talented MD Kate Howard has led the choir from strength to strength thanks to her fearless and innovative approach to the choir’s repertoire.

With turmoil and uncertainty across the world Cairn Chorus’ brings songs that celebrate this year’s positive anniversaries and the power of music to unite people through harmony, drawing various strands of this year’s BIG LIT programme together.

3.45 – 4.45  Gatehouse Parish Church    £8.00

£12 for The Sulwath Ensemble and The Cairn Chorus DOUBLE BILL

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