Wigtown's Spring Weekend Festival

date_range 28th April, 2023 - 1st May, 2023

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Ian Biggar
Following a rupture since 2019, Wigtown's booksellers and other businesses in the town have pulled together to put on a weekend of music, theatre, exhibitions and, of course, talks by a range of authors.

The diverse backgrounds of the town’s booksellers means that they have been able to draw on their various contacts to bring some excellent events to Scotland’s National Booktown. There are exhibitions from subjects as diverse as traditional boat building to textiles. The programme includes practical workshops in bookbinding, papercrafting and metal detecting. There will be talks by crime writers, historians, archeologists and children’s authors.

Amongst the highlights will be an appearance by the BBC’s reporter for the south west, Willie Johnston who covered the Lockerbie air disaster, the loss of the Solway Harvester and the Foot and Mouth Crisis. The Lockerbie Disaster will also be the subject of a talk by Lord Bracadale who was the lead prosecutor in the trial of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah.

Music and theatre events include The Bookshop Band, the Jones Family and Friends, and a performance of the acclaimed production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Whithorn based Townsend Theatre Productions which is currently touring the UK to sell out audiences.

More info and programme available soon on the website.
12:00 - Friday 28th April to 17:00 - Monday 1st May
Ian Biggar
Wigtown (various)