Young People's Programme

Alan McClure and Susi Briggs: Oor Wee Podcast LIVE

Join Gatehouse storytellers Alan and Susi as they bring their popular podcast to life, with stories and songs in Scots and English. From traditional tales to original adventures, a cast of magical characters and the chance to help create a brand new story, Oor Wee Podcast - Live! promises to be a treat for families of all ages.

Monday August 16th   9.30 –10.30  Gatehouse School Hall.  Free event

Unticketed access on the day.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for young folk aged 3 - 10

Funky Folk & Fable with Renita Boyle

Honk! Rattle and Roll up for a morning of tale-telling, tongue-twisting, silly-singing fun with troubadorial author and taletwister, Renita Boyle. Meet a very Strange Visitor, jig with the pigs and yodel with the goats. Books on sale for a fiver. More about Renita here: www.solo.to/telltogethertales

Tuesday August 17th. 9.30-10.30.   Gatehouse School Hall.   Free Event

Unticketed access on the day.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for young folk aged 3 - 10

Foggie Toddle Storytellers

Children’s writers Jayne Baldwin and Lorraine Johnston will be sharing some of their lovely stories from their picture books. Wee ones can expect to hear about Betty the Belted Galloway and her new best friend, Walter and his Wonky Web, MacMoley, Whit the owl of Whiteleys Wood and a Tartan Gator! Jayne is the owner of Foggie Toddle Books, bookshop and publishing in Wigtown and Lorraine has recently become the writer in residence for Dundonald Castle. 

Wednesday August 18th.  9.30-10.30   Gatehouse School Hall.  Free Event

Unticketed access on the day.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for young folk aged 3 - 10

Viv Gee: Comic Poetry Workshop  for four local schools

SCHOOLS ONLY

Monday August 23rd 

Award winning comedian Viv Gee will head up BIG LIT’s school programme, leading a fun workshop on writing and performing comic poetry. Laughter is one of the great mediators in life. There is no better feeling than making a room full of people laugh with your own words. Once you realise you can write poetry about whatever you want, whenever you want, there is no stopping you. 

‘Viv was calm, she did her job well and she was funny! The workshop made everyone feel happy. Thank you’. 

John Yi Fusco, aged 7.