BOOK FESTIVAL 5-7th October 2018 - Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Programme

 
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BOOK FESTIVAL 5-7th October 2018 - Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Programme
Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens
 BOOK FESTIVAL

                           Programme
              5-7th October 2018

                         A Registered Scottish Charity SCO45599

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WELCOME                                                                         BOOKMARK October 2018 Festival - At a Glance
      WELCOME TO BOOKMARK 2018, the sixth year of our
      increasingly popular Festival, based in Blairgowrie, which celebrates           Date & Time                                        Event
      the world of books.
                                                                                Friday 5 Oct                  Alan Johnson
Story-telling is part of everyone’s lives, Hilary Mantel says in ‘Wolf Hall,’   18.00-19.00                   In My Life - A Music Memoir
‘Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good                                   Isla Dewar sponsored by A Proctor Group Ltd
                                                                                19.30-20.30
stories.’ This weekend we look forward to hearing many different stories,                                     It Takes One to Know One
which take us to different places, including Scotland, Italy and London.
Story-telling also allows us to time travel to be with the suffragettes, the    20.30-21.30                   Drinks Reception – hosted by The
survivors of Flodden, to engage in our guest writers’ memories.                                               Provost of Perth and Kinross Council
                                                                                Saturday 6 Oct                Denise Mina
For the first time BOOKMARK has a Sunday programme which this year              10.00-11.00                   The Long Drop
highlights the Centenary of Dame Muriel Spark, one of Scotland’s most
                                                                                11.30-12.30                   Allan Massie
iconic writers. Unique insights into her life, her work and her poetry will
                                                                                                              The Ragged Lion
bring our weekend to a close.
                                                                                13.30-14.30                   Bill Jones
Another first for BOOKMARK is an extra event in November - Save the                                           Black Camp 21
Date – 27 November 2018 – BOOKMARK presents an Extra Special                                                  Rosemary Goring
                                                                                15.00-16.00
Author – all will be revealed at the Festival.                                                                Scotland: Her Story

None of this could happen without the enthusiasm and commitment of              16.30-17.30                   Elizabeth Crawford
                                                                                                              Art and Artists of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign
BOOKMARK’s committee and volunteers. Our thanks go to all our
sponsors for making BOOKMARK thrive.                                            Sunday 7 Oct                  Gail Wylie, Alan Taylor, Rosemary Goring, Gerda
                                                                                11.00-15.00                   Stevenson and Stewart Conn
                                                                                                              Celebrating 100 Years of Muriel Spark
                           Gail Wylie, Chair
                   Christine Findlay, Hon President
                       Fiona Armstrong, Patron
                       Tickets are available from
                 Blairgowrie Library – 01250 871305
          BOOKMARK Membership Secretary – 01250 875613                                                Become a member of BOOKMARK
                Waterstones of Perth – 01738 630013                                We run a BOOKMARK Members scheme and would be delighted for you to join us.
                         www.horsecross.co.uk                                         An annual subscription of £10 keeps you up to date with all our activities, gives a
                      by phone or in person from                                   discount on ticket prices for certain events and supports the charitable work we do in
                                                                                              the community, especially with local schools to improve literacy.
            Perth Concert Hall Box Office – 01738 621031
                       www.bookmarkblair.com                                                              Contact our Membership Secretary
                                                                                                  on 01250 875613 or email rhona.maclean@yahoo.co.uk
                                                                                                                  or visit our website
                                                                                                               www.bookmarkblair.com

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BOOKMARK Meet The Author Event                                                                                                                          Literacy -
Saturday 28 July/St Catharine’s Community Centre, Blairgowrie PH10 6EY
                                                                                                                                                        Blairgowrie High School BOOKMARK Fringe Festival 2018
14.00-16.00 Ken Cox from Glendoick Garden Centre                                                                                                        We are delighted to be exhibiting artwork at the Community Campus as part of the
                                                                                                                                                        BOOKMARK Festival. This year the whole school has caught the BOOKMARK bug and we
                                         Woodland Gardening / £7.00 - £6.00 for members, includes
                                                                                                                                                        are planning our own Fringe event that leads up to the BOOKMARK Festival weekend, which
                                         refreshments, ‘Gardeners’ Questions’ and book signing.                                                         will be full of exciting literacy based events and activities.
                                         Ken will be discussing his latest
                                         must-read guide for gardeners                                                                                  The Art Department are delighted to be showcasing an inclusive range of literary based art
                                         who enjoy working with nature in                                                                               works by all S1 to S6 pupils across the school, where they will be engaging with language
                                         all her glory. His illustrated talk,                                                                           through Art, the spoken word and sound. Outcomes will vary from individual pieces to large
                                                                                                                                                        scale group works.
                                         documenting the best woodland
                                         gardens across the globe, will also
                                                                                                                                                        This year we have constructed three new life-sized books with the idea that one of them will
                                         give you best practice ideas from                                                                              be an interactive work encouraging the public to add their own voice through words and
                                         one of the world’s best woodland                                                                               drawings throughout the weekend.
                                         gardeners.                                                              Ken Cox
.....................................................................................................................................................   This valuable partnership between the school and BOOKMARK continues to give pupils a
                                                                                                                                                        fabulous opportunity to create and make work for a local audience and support the festival
BOOKMARK Fringe                                                                                                                                         events. This project raises awareness of literacy and illustrates the importance of Literacy in Art
                                                                                                                                                        as a way of creating emotional outcomes. This is the first project our new classes explore and it
Saturday 8 September/Straloch Garden Studio, Strathardle, PH10 7PH
                                                                                                                                                        is always a fabulous start for us to dive into language, narrative and the power of words and
                                        15.00-16.30 Alan Riach and Mungo Campbell                                                                       speech. Please come and share in our love of Literacy and Art over the weekend.
                                        The Hunterian Museum Poems / £7.00, includes refreshments                                                       Sam Kennedy - Principal Teacher Art & Design
                                         Glasgow University's Alan Riach and Mungo Campbell will
                                         introduce poets who will read from their new anthology, ‘The                                                   Authors in Schools Programme - 12 September 2018
                                         Hunterian Museum Poems’, with poetry from a number of top
                                         Scottish poets. This is a showcase of poems enquiring into and                                                                         The Authors in Schools programme will be continuing this year in the
                                         representing objects both natural and humanly-made, from                                                                               Alyth area. BOOKMARK is delighted to welcome Ron Butlin as our guest
                                         bird’s nests to Lord Kelvin’s artificial pitch glacier, from deep sea                                                                  author who will be entertaining children from P1 to P7 with his exciting
                                         coral to an Egyptian mummy, from the world’s smallest dinosaur                                                                         stories and poetry. There will also be writing, drama and art workshops.
                                         footprint to Roman and Celtic remains from the Antonine Wall.                                                                          Sponsored by Rotary Club of Blairgowrie www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage
                                         If you enjoyed Neil MacGregor's ‘History of the World in 100
                                         Objects’, try this 'History of the World in Objects and Poems
                                         from The Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow'.                                                   Blairgowrie High School Literacy Week -1 - 5 October 2018
                                         ...................................................................................................            BOOKMARK is delighted to be working with Blairgowrie High School on this collaborative
                                                                                                                                                        project designed with the help and support of the staff at Blairgowrie High School. It is an
                                                                                                                                                        opportunity to show how reading skills can allow all young minds to question, imagine and
                                                                                                                                                        engage. Well established writers, illustrators and performers will be brought together in a
                                                                                                                                                        programme that will offer the opportunity for pupils to engage in a range of different genres.
                                                                                                                                                        BOOKMARK will work with the staff to provide a diverse programme that pupils will have a say
                                                                                                                                                        in planning. We believe that this will make the joint project accessible for all pupils from P7-S6,
                                                                                                                                                        including the pupils in the enhanced provision and those who are in the lower deciles of the
                                                                                                                                                        Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. As well as pupils getting the chance to meet and hear
                                                                                                                                                        from authors about their work, there will also be workshops and demonstrations that will be
                                                Mungo Campbell                                           Alan Riach                                     more active, allowing pupils practical involvement in a variety of creative activities with the aim of
                                                                                                                                                        inspiring them to improve their own literacy skills. We will ensure that the festival is put together
.....................................................................................................................................................   with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind with cross-curricular relevance when selecting authors.
 “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”                                                                                          Eleanor Rutherford - Principal Teacher English
                                                               JK Rowling
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MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS                                                                                                                                                  MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS
FRIDAY 5 October                                                                                       SATURDAY 6 October
                    18.00 - 19.00 Alan Johnson                                                                               10.00-11.00 Denise Mina
                    In My Life – A Music Memoir/£7.00                                                                        The Long Drop/£7.00
                    Back by popular demand, Alan talks about being transported by music on the                             Denise Mina studied Law at Glasgow University. Misusing her PhD grant (as
                    radio, as a small child living in condemned housing in ungentrified West                               she says) she wrote her first novel ‘Garnethill’ which won the CWA Dagger
                    London in the late 1950s to going out to work as a postman humming                                     for Best First Novel. The Garnethill trilogy was followed
                    ‘Watching the Detectives’ by Elvis Costello in 1977, Alan Johnson’s life has                           by ten more novels, among which ‘The End of the Wasp
                    always had a musical soundtrack. In fact music hasn’t just accompanied his life;                       Season’ and ‘Gods and Beasts’ won the Theakstons Old
                    it’s been an integral part of it. This book isn’t just about music. ‘In My Life’                       Peculiar Award, making her the first writer to win the
                    adds a fourth dimension to the story of Alan Johnson, the man.                                         prize in two consecutive years. Her latest novel is ‘The
Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering                   Long Drop’, winner of both the Gordon Burn Prize and the McIlvanney
Parliament as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He served as Home Secretary from              Crime Novel of the Year 2017. As well as writing novels, she has had three
June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair     staged in Glasgow and Edinburgh, makes documentaries and films and writes                    "
and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January             for DC Comics. www.denisemina.com
2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. His childhood memoir
‘This Boy’ was published by Bantam Press on 9th May 2013. It won the Royal                             SATURDAY 6 October
Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the Orwell Prize, Britain's top political                                         11.30-12.30 Allan Massie
writing award. His second volume of memoirs, ‘Please Mr Postman’, was                                                       The Ragged Lion/£7.00
published in September 2014 and won the National Book Club award for Best                                                   Allan Massie is currently a journalist and critic for the Scotsman and the
Biography. The third volume of his memoirs ‘The Long and Winding Road’ was                                                  Sunday Times. Gore Vidal called him a ‘Master of the Long Ago Historical
published in September 2016. www.alanjohnsonbooks.co.uk                                                                     Novel’. His 1980 novel ‘A Question of Loyalties’ won The Saltire Society’s
                                                                                                                            Scottish Book of the Year Award. Many of his
FRIDAY 5 October                                                                                                            successful novels are reconstructed autobiographies
                    19.30 - 20.30 Isla Dewar                                                                                or biographies of famous people.
                    It Takes One to Know One/£7.00                                                                          ‘The Ragged Lion’ is an apparently fictional memoir
                                                                                                       written by Walter Scott. It is an enthralling insight into a man more
                    Isla will read from her latest book, ‘It Takes One to Know One’ and will talk
                                                                                                       famous for his public, rather than personal, image. Highly acclaimed as a
                    about lost ambitions and the tricky business of finding yourself when you
                                                                                                       work of historical fiction, Allan Massie brings Walter Scott to life in an
                    discover, as Charlie Gavin, hero of her book, did that you are not who you
                                                                                                       unforgettable way. www.orionbooks.co.uk
                    thought you were. He is a man who runs the Be Kindly Missing Persons
                    Bureau and who is fascinated by families and mothers. Martha, his assistant
                    and failed singer in a dreadful rock’n’roll band, rescues him. She will also       SATURDAY 6 October
                    talk about her adventures in the writing business.                                                        13.30-14.30 Bill Jones
Isla was born in Edinburgh, scene of many of her books. She has written sixteen and has been                                  Black Camp 21/£7.00
translated into seventeen languages. Her second book was made into a film starring Helena                                      Until he started writing, most of Bill's working years were spent making television
Bonham Carter. She writes about families, relationships, misunderstandings, love, hate and                                     documentaries. After six years as a print journalist, he joined Granada Television,
other absurdities. Her hobbies are staring out of the window and daydreaming. When she                                         Manchester, in 1982, from where he crafted films for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Sky,
grows up she wants to be a blues singer. But she loves writing, loves words.                                                   Discovery, National Geographic and many others in a career spanning almost
She thinks she is the luckiest person in the world to do this for a living. She                                                three decades. Featured amongst the many presenters he has worked with are
drinks too much coffee, lives in Fife with her husband, an illustrator and is a                                                Sir Peter Ustinov, Billy Connolly, Joanna Lumley and Sir Trevor McDonald.
reasonable cook and has moments of unaccountable happiness.                                                                   "Since turning freelance in 2009, Bill has continued to work
www.booksfromscotland.com/isla-dewar                                                                   in broadcasting. He then turned to writing biography.
Sponsored by A Proctor Group Ltd                                                                       When Bill began to ponder ideas for a third book, his thoughts turned to
                                                                                                       Scotland. In the late 1960s he'd spent a week with his school cadet force at the
FRIDAY 5 October                                                                                       Cultybraggan army camp near Comrie.The place had always haunted him, and
20.30 - 21.30 Drinks Reception                                                                         when he dug back into its history he discovered a horrifying secret from its days
Hosted by The Provost of Perth and Kinross Council – Please join us after the Friday night             as a wartime POW camp. Bill is married with two grown up children, and lives
sessions for a glass of wine and a chat.                                                               in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire. www.bloomsbury.com/author

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MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS
  SATURDAY 6 October                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUNDAY 7 October
                       15.00-16.00 Rosemary Goring
                       Scotland: Her Story/£7.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11.00 – 12.00 AlanTaylor – Appointment in Arezzo – A friendship with Muriel Spark
                       Our history has been told countless times, but women usually only get a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12.15 – 13.00 Gail Wylie in conversation with Alan Taylor and Rosemary Goring
                       walk-on part. ‘Scotland: Her Story’ aims to redress the balance, and offer a view
                       of the nation’s high points and darkest times from women’s perspective.                                                                                                                                                            Lunch and Book Signing
                       Drawing on court records, diaries, chronicles, letters, newspapers, memoirs                                                                                                                                                        14.00 – 15.00 Stewart Conn and Gerda Stevenson
                       and interviews, Rosemary Goring has gathered the experiences of women                                                                                                                                                              Tickets - £15.00 full day.
                       and girls since the middle ages, be they nuns, servants,
                       housewives, toddlers, doctors, thieves, schoolchildren,
  politicians, cooks, novelists and very many others. The result is an entirely                                                                                                                                              Celebrating 100 Years of Muriel Spark
  original and often startling take on the past 1500 years. Rosemary Goring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BOOKMARK is delighted to offer special events to celebrate the centenary of Muriel Spark, one of
  is a writer and journalist who worked for many years for Scotland on
  Sunday, before moving to The Herald and Sunday Herald. Her books                                                                                                                                                           Scotland’s best-loved and most original writers. Famous for ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’, Spark wrote
  include ‘Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History By                                                                                                                                                    another 21 novels, collections of poetry, biographies and essays. Join us for a day in the company of
  Those Who Saw It Happen’, and the novels ‘After Flodden’ and ‘Dacre’s                                                                                                                                                      those who knew her best.
  War’. www.birlinn.co.uk/Rosemary-Goring                                                                                                                                                                                    Alan Taylor, well-known journalist and critic, became her good friend. His memoir ‘Appointment in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Arezzo’ is an exceptional account of this friendship, full of wit, insights and charming story-telling. He is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             also a terrific raconteur and his tales of his travels with Muriel will captivate us all.
   SATURDAY 6 October                                                                                                                                                                                                        He will be joined by Rosemary Goring, Literary Editor of The Herald and, Gail Wylie, Past Chair of The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Muriel Spark Society, to discuss the joys – and difficulties – of abridging Spark’s work for radio.
                      16.30-17.30 Elizabeth Crawford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             After lunch, the poet Stewart Conn will give a talk on Spark’s poetry, with readings by Gerda Stevenson.
                      Art and Artists of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign/£7.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Spark always described herself as a poet (the word Poet in Italian is inscribed on her tombstone in
                       Elizabeth Crawford is the author of ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tuscany) and this talk highlights the importance of poetry to her fiction. Those who heard Stewart and Gerda
                       reference guide 1866-1928’ (Routledge), ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement:
                       a regional survey’ (Routledge), ‘Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their                                                                                                                           earlier this year at our BOOKMARK Poetry event know that this will be both entertaining and illuminating.
                       circle’ (Francis Boutle), ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s suffrage                                                                                                                       BOOKMARK would like to thank the Muriel Spark Society for their sponsorship of this event.
                       diary’ (Francis Boutle), and ‘The Great War: The
                       People's Story - Kate Parry Frye: The Long Life of
                       an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette’ (ITV
 Ventures). She is the owner of Women and Her Sphere, a business
 selling antiquarian books, postcards, pamphlets and ephemera by and
 about women, and of the website www.womanandhersphere.com

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                                  Fiona Armstrong, Patron of BOOKMARK, is an award-winning broadcaster and writer for both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gail Wylie                          Rosemary Goring                                  Alan Taylor
                                  BBC and ITV – and has made fishing programmes for Sky TV. She currently makes programmes
                                  on life in the south of Scotland for ITV Border. She also writes a column for Scottish Field magazine
                                  andThe Courier newspaper. Fiona has written two fishing books and two cook books and is now
                                  working on a book about Queen Victoria. Her hobbies are angling, cooking and clan history.

                                  Gail Wylie, BOOKMARK’s current Chair, has been involved in teaching literature and
                                  poetry to adults for over thirty years. She also gave theatre talks at Edinburgh’s
                                  Festival and Kings Theatres and was Chair of The Muriel Spark Society contributing                                                                                                                       Appointment in Arezzo                              Stewart Conn                           Gerda Stevenson
                                  to the Muriel Spark 100 Centenary events. Gail now lives locally and is delighted to
                                  be part of this great Festival.                                                                                                                                                            .....................................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Art is an act of daring”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Muriel Spark

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Booking Form
Some of the Amazing Art Exhibition from the Students of Blairgowrie High School which   MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT
will be on show at Blairgowrie Community Campus during the BOOKMARK Festival.                                                                                                                                                                                             No. of                    Total
                                                                                        SATURDAY 28 July/St Catharine’s Community Centre, Blairgowrie                                                                                                                     Tickets                   Cost
                                                                                           14.00 – 16.00 Ken Cox
                                                                                                                                      Woodland Gardening/£7(£6 for members)
                                                                                        FRINGE EVENT
                                                                                        SATURDAY 8 September/Straloch Garden Studio
                                                                                           15.00 – 16.30 Alan Riach and Mungo Campbell
                                                                                                                                     The Hunterian Museum Poems/£7.00

                                                                                        MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS
                                                                                        FRIDAY 5 October
                                                                                           17.30 - 22.00                             *Festival Bookshop Open
                                                                                           18.00 – 19.00                             Alan Johnson
                                                                                                                                     In My Life – A Musical Memoir/£7.00
                                                                                           19.30 – 20.30                             Isla Dewar
                                                                                                                                     It Takes One to Know One/£7.00
                                                                                            20.30 - 21.30                            Drinks reception Hosted by the Provost
                                                                                                                                     of Perth & Kinross Council

                                                                                        SATURDAY 6 October
                                                                                           09.00 – 18.30                             *Festival Bookshop Open
                                                                                           10.00 – 11.00                             Denise Mina
                                                                                                                                     The Long Drop/£7.00
                                                                                           11.30 – 12.30                             Allan Massie
                                                                                                                                     The Ragged Lion/£7.00
                                                                                            12.30 - 13.30                            Lunch
                                                                                            13.30 - 14.30                            Bill Jones Black Camp 21/£7.00
                                                                                            15.00 - 16.00                            Rosemary Goring Scotland: Her Story/£7.00
                                                                                            16.30 - 17.30                            Elizabeth Crawford
                                                                                                                                     Art and Artists of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign/£7.00

                                                                                        SUNDAY 7 October
                                                                                           10.30 – 15.30                             *Festival Bookshop Open
                                                                                           11.00 – 12.00                             AlanTaylor-Appointment in Arezzo-A friendship
                                                                                                                                     with Muriel Spark
                                                                                           12.15 – 13.00                             Gail Wylie in conversation with Alan Taylor and
                                                                                                                                     Rosemary Goring
                                                                                           13.00 – 14.00                             Lunch
                                                                                           14.00 – 15.00                             Stewart Conn and Gerda Stevenson
                                                                                                                                     Celebrating 100 Years of Muriel Spark /£15.00 (full day)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Full weekend pass £55
                                                                                            All Main Festival Events are held at Blairgowrie Community Campus. *The Festival Bookshop is
                                                                                                      provided by Waterstones Perth Official bookseller to BOOKMARK 2018
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                                                                                                                             Save the Date - 27 November 2018 - BOOKMARK presents an
                                                                                                                                 Extra Special Author - all will be revealed at the Festival
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FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Please complete your details below

Name:
                                                                 Everyone attending an event must have a ticket. Entry is by ticket only.

                                                                  Booking for events on the weekend 5 – 7 October opens on Saturday 23 June
Address:                                                          and closes on Thursday 4 October at 17.00. Any tickets sold via the websites
                                                         after 23.30 on Tuesday 2 October will be kept for the buyer at the ticket desk at the
                                                         festival venue, Blairgowrie Community Campus. Please note we have a no refunds
                                                         policy.

                                                         Tickets may be purchased at the door – subject to availability
                                                         Doors open 15 minutes before the start of each event.

                                                         Please arrive in good time to be seated by the start time on your ticket to avoid
                                                         disruption. Latecomers will not be admitted.

                                                         Festival Bookshop
                                                         The Festival Bookshop will be open from 17.30-22.00 on Friday 5 October,
TOTAL COST OF TICKETS         £                          09.00-18.30 on Saturday 6 October and 10.30-15.30 on Sunday 7 October.

                                                         Book signing will take place after each author session.
POSTAGE & PACKING             £0.65p                     Car Parking and Transport
                                                         There are car parking facilities at the main venue as well as additional on-street parking
                                                         close by. The Blairgowrie Town Service bus No 63 runs from Rattray to the
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED         £                          Wellmeadow and then to Smithfield Road with a short walk to Blairgowrie Community
                                                         Campus, Elm Drive, Blairgowrie PH10 6 UZ.

                 Completed forms with cash or cheque
              (payable to BOOKMARK) to be returned to:

                         The Secretary
                          BOOKMARK
                             Cairndhu
                        Golf Course Road
                          Blairgowrie
                            PH10 6LJ                           ‘A writer is not interested in exploring reality; he’s interested in capturing it’
                                                                                              Brendan Kennelly

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BOOKMARK
                For Your Delectation at the Festival
       Seriously Good Venison                          Artisana Vintage Mobile Patisserie

                                                 &

The truck will be situated in the                       Fleur, their Award Winning 1970
grounds of the Campus                                   Citroen H-Van Patisserie, will be                     The Stage is set by Jillian Page of Something Special Flowers for
throughout the weekend, serving a                       serving delicious coffee/tea and
variety of seriously good hot food                      yummy cakes throughout the                                           BOOKMARK 2018
including vegetarian options.                           weekend.                                       We are all ready to go for the Festival Weekend. The authors are primed, the
BOOKMARK FREE FESTIVAL MINI BUS                                                                        Festival Book Shop will open and the weekend starts with the welcome return
BOOKMARK will be running a FREE mini bus service again this year from the Wellmeadow                   of Alan Johnson, a favourite from last year.
bus park to the Campus at regular intervals. BOOKMARK also hopes it can secure a ‘pop up’
shop in the centre of Blairgowrie with all information and tickets sales from 24 September – 4         The Committee are grateful for the assistance received from all our many
October 2018.                                                                                          sponsors, members and volunteers. We would like to give a special ‘thank you’ to
All up to date information will appear on our website.                                                 the following who make the Festival such a wonderful weekend for us all:
There are parking facilities at the main venue as well as additional on street parking close by. The
Blairgowrie Town Service bus No 63 runs from Rattray to the Wellmeadow and then to                     Live Active and the staff of Blairgowrie Community Campus
Smithfield Road with a short walk to the Campus.                                                       Blairgowrie Library and AK Bell Library, Perth
www.facebook.com/bookmarkblair http://twitter.com/bookmarkblair www.bookmarkblair.com                  Waterstones Perth
                                                                                                       Horsecross Arts
                                                                                                       A Proctor Group Ltd
                                                                                                       Rotary Club of Blairgowrie
                                                                                                       The Muriel Spark Society
                                                                                                       Art and English Departments of Blairgowrie High School
                                                                                                       Eastern Perthshire Decides
                                                                                                       The Provost of Perth & Kinross
                                                                                                       Perth & Kinross Council
                                                                                                       Ballathie House Hotel
                                                                                                       Perthshire Open Studios
                                                                                                       The shops and business of Blairgowrie who ‘Paint the Town Red’
                                                                                                       Treehouse Print

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