A new event in the heart of Falkirk town centre, with storytelling, music and performance. This year's programme includes Mary Paulson-Ellis, Dr David R Hamilton, plenty of kids events and more.
The Festival has its roots in storytelling but reaches out to cover music and performance.
Highlights of this year’s programme include: Scottish author Mary Paulson-Ellis the Times Bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017, best-selling author and inspirational speaker Dr David R Hamilton at Trinity Church. Tartan Noir best seller Lin Anderson well-being author plus Rowan Morrison, spiritualist Andrew Lindsey, acclaimed cycling author Alan Brown, the well-known wildlife writer and Scots Magazine columnist Jim Crumley and Steve Finan the journalist and celebrated author of Lifted Over the Turnstiles.
There’s a huge programme of kids events. Play Talk Read Bus double decker will be rolling up at the Steeple and The Howgate will be hosting fun-packed sessions for children and a magical Myths and Legends Day. Also Trinity Church will be hosting The Fun Gang children’s shows.
On the musical front this year’s festival will feature rapidly rising country music star Katee Kross, a special concert from American folk musicians Audrey Knuth and Larry Unger plus some of Falkirk’s finest writers and musicians.
This year’s event sees a number of new venues, including The Wheatsheaf play hosting to Alan Brown, author of Overlander coast to coast cycling in the Scottish Highlands. The Therapy Workshop on East Bridge Street has a packed programme of author events and well-being workshops. North Star on Vicar Street has an all-day session on Sunday 6th October including the ever popular Chords and Coffee in the afternoon followed by poetry and music from Ross Fairweather.