Six Events to book now for ReimagiNation: Glenrothes
- Katharine Gemmell
- 16 March 2018
You don't want to miss some of the most interesting acts at the Glenrothes book festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced more details for their new pop-up festival ReimagiNation: Glenrothes. The tour is part of a five-stop tour of Scottish New Towns that marks 70 years since the passing of the Scottish New Towns Act and the 70th anniversary of Glenrothes itself. The full programme includes a plethora of events with some of the world's most renowned writers, musicians, and poets gathering to celebrate literature. Here we pick out event highlights that you don't want to miss.
Christopher Brookmyre & Mark Billingham
Two of Scotland's most extolled crime writers, Christopher Brookmyre and Mark Billingham, come together to talk about crime writing and their past works. They will also discuss their newest releases, Billingham's Love Like Blood, and Brookmyre's Places in the Darkness. Expect plenty of laughs and a chance to ask questions as these real-life chums come together to chat.
Christopher Brookmyre & Mark Billingham: Kings of Crime, Fri 18 May, 5:00pm
21 Years of Harry Potter magic
This event is aimed at the younger ones but, of course, with it being 21 years since HP was released, it's certain there will also be a few older fans joining in. Learn new facts about the books, delve deep into the history of the houses, and take part in some of the most exciting classes Hogwarts offers in this exciting interactive session. Dressing up is strongly encouraged.
21 Years of Harry Potter Magic, Sat 19 May, 11:30am
One of Fife's best and brightest exports comes back to the motherland to discuss her work and her home.McDermid talks about her newest release, Insidious Intent, and shares her secrets to being a multi-million selling crime author. You can also catch her later in the evening as she teams up with fellow Scottish crime writers to become 'Fun Lovin' Crime Writers', performing a funny compilation of murder themed tunes.
Val McDermid: Fife's Finest, Sat 19 May, 2:15pm and Fun Lovin' Crime Writers, Rothes Hall, 7:30pm
Paint the town red with Recoat
This free drop-in event gives you the chance to take part in a workshop guided by two professional artists – Amy Whiten and Alistair Wyllie from Recoat Design. During the session, you can create work inspired by Grenrothes' public art collection and learn about how art can reshape the world around you. The best thing about it is materials are completely free and no experience is necessary.
Paint the Town Red with Redcoat, Thurs--Sat 11:00am--4:00pm
Hear what the driving force behind our nation's best sportsman has to say about championing tennis in Scotland, being a fierce coach, and ultimately being a mum. Murray takes the audience through the details of her life from Dunblane to Wimbledon, as she set out in her memoir Knowing the Score.
Judy Murray: Holding Court, Thurs 17 May, 7:00pm
James Aldred (CANCELLED)
Although the name might not ring a bell, you will undoubtedly be familiar with James' work as a cameraman on BBC's Planet Earth. The Emmy-award winning wildlife cameraman presents his book The Man Who Climbs Trees and talks about what it's like to work with David Attenborough and some of the world's most dangerous animals.
James Aldred: Attenborough's Man Behind the Camera, Fri 18 May, 2:00pm
ReimagiNation: Glenrothes takes place at Thur 17 May–Sat 19 May at Rothes Hall.