Is this your Glenrothes?

30th November 2017

We’ve been asking past and present residents of Glenrothes to share their feelings on the town and their lives in it, as well as their hopes and fears for the future, as we prepare to head to Fife ...

Tell us about Glenrothes

13th October 2017

Glenrothes was designated as Scotland’s second post-war New Town in 1948, and in the spring of 2018 we’ll be marking this 70th anniversary by taking our ReimagiNation tour to the town, culminating ...

New Passages: Nalini Paul

13th October 2017

In August we launched New Passages, a year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and partition, in partnership with An Lanntair in Stornoway and Apeejay Kolkata Lit...

New Passages: Abir Mukherjee

11th October 2017

In August we launched New Passages, a year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and partition, in partnership with An Lanntair in Stornoway and Apeejay Kolkata Lit...

On the road in August

20th September 2017

Our Booked! programme in August was the biggest we have delivered yet. Making the most of the fantastic authors who join us in Edinburgh for the Book Festival, we toured to three towns and cities w...

Superstar authors arrive in autumn

5th September 2017

As well as taking the Edinburgh International Book Festival around the country throughout the year, Booked! brings major book events to Edinburgh beyond August too – and this autumn we’re hosting e...

The Book Fest on Tour

19th August 2017

In a previous post on this blog, historian and writer Daniel Gray said he has found that Scotland ‘oozes stories’. Booked!, the travelling programme of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, in...

Unbound in Irvine

3rd August 2017

Books might not make you think loud and lively, but Unbound is just that — a thrilling cabaret-style event with live music, hilarious and haunting readings from authors often showing new sides to...

Unbound in East Kilbride

2nd August 2017

Books might not make you think loud and lively, but Unbound is just that — a thrilling cabaret-style event with live music, hilarious and haunting readings from authors often showing new sides to...

The North East’s Finest

1st August 2017

Following the success of last year’s Unbound event in the bar of Aberdeen Arts Centre (then ACT Aberdeen) during the first Aberdeen Booked! Festival, an even bigger cabaret-style event will take ...

Return to the Granite City

12th July 2017

Following a stellar success last summer, we’re thrilled to be heading north once again this August for the second Aberdeen Booked! Festival – a two-day literary feast for all ages, hosted once agai...

ReimagiNation Rolls On

29th June 2017

The Book Festival’s ReimagiNation tour of Scotland’s five New Towns continues in August as we head to two fascinating areas in the west of Scotland, each with their own distinct character and histo...

Chris Leslie: A Disappearing City?

10th May 2017

Award-winning Glaswegian photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie embarked on a project to document the changing face of Glasgow in 2014, capturing a city in the throes of another transformation, li...

Boundless Talents

5th May 2017

Books might not make you think loud and lively, but Unbound is just that — a thrilling cabaret-style event with live music, hilarious and haunting readings from authors often showing new sides to...

David Bishop: Dredd Dystopias

28th April 2017

David Bishop is a writer of novels, screenplays, graphic novels and non-fiction. A former editor of British science fiction anthology 2000AD, he is the co-writer of that comic’s unfiltered histor...

Diane Watters: New Town, My Town

19th April 2017

Diane M Watters is an architectural historian. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture and conservation in Scotland, she has recently authored St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross:...

Festival Programme Unveiled

12th April 2017

Last week we launched the programme for a new Festival, ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld, which takes place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May 2017. Writers, artists, musicians and poets including Liz Lochh...

Moving Pictures, Hidden Clocks

24th March 2017

Daniel Gray continues his exploration of life in Cumbernauld past, present and future. Here, he finds out what signs and symbols hold meaning for local residents, and gets an insight into what they...

Fresh Plans

15th March 2017

Ishbel McFarlane has performed her new interactive theatre experience with groups of young and old residents of Cumbernauld. Here, she shares some insights in to the towns each group built during t...

Stories Under the Surface

3rd March 2017

Mike Nicholson has been working with pupils in Kildrum, Carbrain, St Mary’s and St Margaret of Scotland Primary Schools in Cumbernauld. Here he shares his initial reactions to the sessions with the...

ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld

1st March 2017

This week we formally announced our next major Booked! project — ReimagiNation: Cumbernauld. You may have read our previous posts introducing Mike Nicholson, Daniel Gray and Ishbel McFarlane, who...

Cumbernauld: Meet Ishbel McFarlane

9th February 2017

Ahead of a series of special workshops with the young and old of Cumbernauld, we asked our three resident artists to introduce themselves and share their thoughts on how they’d approach the quest...

Cumbernauld: Meet Daniel Gray

2nd February 2017

Ahead of a series of special workshops with the young and old of Cumbernauld, we asked our three resident artists to introduce themselves and share their thoughts on how they’d approach the quest...

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