Fringe Events

Friday 20th May

10am-3pm
Drop into the Dunkeld Community Archive (The Cross, Dunkeld) to see the fascinating Foresters’ Scribe exhibition, which explains the role of Newfoundland Forestry Companies in the First World War, and their links to Dunkeld.

11am-2pm
Drop into the Climate Café (Dunkeld Community Co-Working Space, Little Dunkeld) for a cuppa, and a browse through the Climate Café collection of must-read books and other information on climate change

Saturday 21st May

10am-3pm
Drop into the Dunkeld Community Archive (The Cross, Dunkeld) to see the fascinating Foresters’ Scribe exhibition, which explains the role of Newfoundland Forestry Companies in the First World War, and their links to Dunkeld.

At 1pm, community historian Jane Anderson will be exploring a fascinating connection between Dunkeld and Canada, in her presentation on the book ‘The Foresters’ Scribe’ by Ursuala A. Kelly. The Foresters’ Scribe is the first comprehensive study of the Newfoundland Forestry Companies (NFC) of the First World War. It adds a long-overdue and essential chapter to the Great War history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
A century has gone by since the NFC was formed in 1917, yet little is known of this small unit of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Its members were men recruited for woods work in the United Kingdom. Their assignment: to cut and mill Scottish timber to supply wood for the war. ‘The Foresters’ Scribe’ book is available for sale at the Dunkeld Community Archive.

11am-2pm
Drop into the Climate Café (Dunkeld Community Co-Working Space, Little Dunkeld) for a cuppa, and a browse through the Climate Café collection of must-read books and other information on climate change.

Sunday 22nd May

Live Poetry In The Corbenic Poetry Path Barn!

Join some of the poetry path poets (as well as chickens, ducks, swallows and other creatures) for an afternoon of live poetry, in the old poetry path barn. This will be an opportunity to hear poets read or perform their own work in a setting that is rustic and atmospheric. It is also right beside the poetry path so a wander along the path can be enjoyed while you are here.

Event start time: 3pm

A minibus to the Poetry Path will leave Birnam Arts at 2.30pm, and will return after the event, around 4.30pm.
To book your place on the bus, please email jon@corbeniccamphill.co.uk

Please note that the poetry path follows uneven ground, so sensible footwear is advised.

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Kate Leiper – Artist and Illustrator

Exhibition

Based in Edinburgh, Kate Leiper studied at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen and her work has been exhibited in galleries from London to the north of Scotland. Kate’s inspirations range from Scottish folklore to Shakespeare and she has been commissioned by the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre. Children’s books illustrated by Kate show the fascination she has for myths, animals and nature, always with an eye for intricate and detailed drawing. As Illustrator in Residence for Birnam Book Festival 2002, Kate Leiper has selected several of her original works for this special exhibition.

Date: 18th-29th May, 2022
Venue: Birnam Studio, Station Road, Birnam
Time: (see gallery website for opening hours: mridulabasi.co.uk)
Cost: Free

Write Here, Write Now ~ tell a story in a flash!

Writer Linda Cracknell invites you to join her for a 20 minute, flash writing session.

Venue: Birnam Studio, Station Road
Sat 21st May – 11am
Sun 22nd May – 11am
Sun 22nd May – 3pm

Who: 12 years – adult (12-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: £1 booking fee ~ sign up in a flash at Birnam Studio (limited availability).

Corbenic Poetry Path