Aye Write! and Wee Write! return in March!

Aye Write! and Wee Write! return in March!

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival returns in March with an amazing line-up and more venues than ever before!

There will be over 200 events across both festivals that include author appearances, book themed performances, masterclasses, a film screening and a concert.

Wee Write! Family Days will be held on 3 and 4 March at both events’ base at the Mitchell Library. Aye Write! returns to Glasgow from 15 March and runs until 25 March. Ticket details and the full programme for both festivals are online at www.ayewrite.com from 10am on Thursday 11 January.

Aye Write! venues include The Mitchell Library, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Glasgow Film Theatre, City Halls, Glasgow University and Tramway.

Wee Write! hosts 2 family days at The Mitchell Library on 3 and 4 March 2018 including a quest to find Who Let the Gods Out?, the chance to solve the case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics, author Chae Strathie returns with a giant T-Rex on Tour, the story of Glasgow 2018 European Championships mascot Bonnie the Seal will be told in full, plus Harry Potter fun and there’s a very welcome return for Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre and Glasgow Science Centre.

Both Wee Write! family days feature a mix of free and ticketed events. Full details of the huge programme and tickets are available at www.ayewrite.com. As well as the Family Days there is a 7 day Wee Write! Schools Programme with over eighty events.

Among the authors appearing at Aye Write! are a pre-festivals return to Glasgow for Ruby Wax before Sir Chris Bonington, Peggy Seeger, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi,
Robert Peston, Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid, Brett Anderson, Professor A.C. Grayling, Evan Davis, Shami Chakrabarti, Graeme Obree, Jo Swinson all discuss their latest work at Aye Write! and Neil MacGregor, formerly director of the British Museum gives the Tannahill Lecture.

Composer Sir James MacMillan, Lawyer Aamer Anwar, Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay and Dr Adele Patrick all discuss “The books that made me”. Also returning are Aye Tunes, Aye Con and Aye Write! Introduces. In total, well over 200 authors will be taking part in Aye Write! 2018.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “Aye Write! makes a welcome return in 2018 and will spread its influence more widely across the city than ever before. It doesn’t shy away from asking and trying to answer some of the biggest questions facing us today in society and personally. However there is just as much focus on life’s pleasures, on the fascinating stories of the lives of others and the pure joy of being captivated by great writing and brilliant stories being well told. The programme is broad and imaginative and full of promise for the best Aye Write! yet.”

Among the topics being discussed are the legacy of Michael Marra, Britain pre-brexit, how we live in 2018 and the lessons we learn from the inevitability of death, the award winning Forgiveness Project and The Archers. The first ever Ian Bell Prize for young journalists will also be awarded.

An examination of classic 1970s film Get Carter and the story of the writer of the book it is based on will be held at the Glasgow Film Theatre and Tramway will host a gig by the Fun Loving Crimewriters who will bring a full on rock and roll experience covering songs with a distinctly criminal flavour.

Bob McDevitt, Aye Write! programmer said: “‘I’m so excited to share the 2018 Aye Write! Programme with the people of Glasgow (and beyond) as we take over more fantastic venues and bring the leading voices on a wide range of subjects, best-selling, prize-winning and debut novelists, iconic musicians and inspirational sportspeople to the city.”

Margaret Houston, Wee Write! programmer said: “From mummies, monsters and magic, to poetry, puppets and performance, our Wee Write Family Programme 2018 has it all! I am looking forward to being transported back to dinosaur times with the fabulous Chae Strathie, propelled into space with Doctor Ken MacTaggart and getting arty ‘Scottish style’, with Yvette Walker. We are also celebrating the 200th anniversary of ‘Frankenstein’ at our Monster Mash. The family days are going to be jam packed with fun filled events and sessions which the whole family is sure to enjoy.”

Beyond the final day of the festival Aye Write! still has some top talent waiting in the wings. The voice of Scottish Football across the national team’s golden generations of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Archie McPherson tells the behind the scenes stories of when Scotland regularly competed in the world’s greatest football tournaments.

Full details of the festival can be found at www.ayewrite.com

Last Updated: 12 January 2018 10:33
Source: Aye Write!

Latest Local News

Once in a lifetime opportunity for Glasgow musicians!

Once in a lifetime opportunity for Glasgow musicians!

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow will offer Scottish aspiring artists a once in a lifetime opportunity, as Glasgow becomes one of six cities around the globe to host a regional Battle of the Bands event.
Last Updated: 18th January 2019
Celtic Connections 2019 opens today

Celtic Connections 2019 opens today

Celtic Connections 2019 has begun with 18 days of music set to bring the city alive on stages across the city!
Last Updated: 17th January 2019
Drinkly delivers to Glasgow

Drinkly delivers to Glasgow

On-demand drinks delivery service Drinkly which allows you to shop from over 650 products across spirits, beers, wines, soft drinks and snacks and have them delivered to your door arrives in Glasgow!
Last Updated: 16th January 2019
Curtain set to rise on Celtic Connections 2019

Curtain set to rise on Celtic Connections 2019

The world-leading annual music festival Celtic Connections begins tomorrow with over 300 events taking place in venues across Glasgow!
Last Updated: 16th January 2019
Get Your Paws On Plastic!

Get Your Paws On Plastic!

Marion Montgomery, PAWS on PLASTIC, invites dog owners to pick up 2 pieces of plastic while out walking their beloved hounds.
Last Updated: 10th January 2019
Five things for under fives at the IRN BRU Carnival

Five things for under fives at the IRN BRU Carnival

The kids may be back at school after the festivities but the IRN-BRU Carnival is open until Sunday 13th January and this week is the ideal time to go with little ones!
Last Updated: 9th January 2019
Holiday planning made easy... The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show returns in 2019

Holiday planning made easy... The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show returns in 2019

Over 200 of the UK’s leading caravan, motorhome and holiday home suppliers are set to take to the SEC, Glasgow (7 February – 10 February 2019) for Scotland’s largest exhibition!
Last Updated: 8th January 2019
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts launches luxury spa deal to help you make a fresh start in 2019

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts launches luxury spa deal to help you make a fresh start in 2019

Macdonald Spa Collection has the perfect solution to help wash away the excesses of the festive season and start afresh in 2019, with a 'New You Spa Day' for as little as £64.50 per person.
Last Updated: 7th January 2019
The crates are packed, Dippy is on his way to Kelvingrove Museum!

The crates are packed, Dippy is on his way to Kelvingrove Museum!

After delighting more than 132,000 dinosaur enthusiasts during his time at Ulster Museum, Belfast Dippy has begun his journey across the Irish Sea to Scotland!
Last Updated: 7th January 2019
Paradise Island launches the first Augmented Reality golf experience in the UK at Glasgow course

Paradise Island launches the first Augmented Reality golf experience in the UK at Glasgow course

Adventure golf fans in Glasgow are some of the first in the UK to use Augmented Reality in their game, as Paradise Island Adventure Golf has launched an app to give players a whole new dimension.
Last Updated: 7th January 2019
Six Glasgow youngsters get early festive treat with unlimited Carnival access

Six Glasgow youngsters get early festive treat with unlimited Carnival access

The 99th IRN-BRU Carnival was officially opened by six Glaswegian youngsters who have been appointed official ambassadors for Europe’s largest indoor fun fair!
Last Updated: 23rd December 2018
The ultimate gin festival launches in Glasgow

The ultimate gin festival launches in Glasgow

The Gin To My Tonic Show: the ultimate gin festival with unlimited tastings launches in Glasgow, 15th - 17th March 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus!
Last Updated: 19th December 2018
Glasgow Girls to make Kings Theatre debut

Glasgow Girls to make Kings Theatre debut

The life-affirming musical drama Glasgow Girls is to make its King’s Theatre debut as part of a Scottish and Irish tour in 2019.
Last Updated: 19th December 2018
Glasgow Chinese Restaurant Crowned The Best In Scotland

Glasgow Chinese Restaurant Crowned The Best In Scotland

Glasgow based Panda Chinese Cuisine located at The Quay, has just received the prestigious accolade of Scotland’s Best Chinese Restaurant!
Last Updated: 18th December 2018
A new dinosaur themed shop has opened at Kelvingrove in time for Christmas

A new dinosaur themed shop has opened at Kelvingrove in time for Christmas

In preparation for the arrival of Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum a new dinosaur themed shop has opened at the museum!
Last Updated: 16th December 2018
Practically Perfect Mary Poppins flies in to ODEON Luxe at The Quay

Practically Perfect Mary Poppins flies in to ODEON Luxe at The Quay

To celebrate the release of Mary Poppins Returns on ODEON Luxe screens from 21 December, there is a special guest flying in on her umbrella to ODEON Luxe Glasgow Quay on Saturday 22nd December!
Last Updated: 12th December 2018
Hard Rock Cafe Searches for the brightest Scottish talent for global Battle of the Bands Competition

Hard Rock Cafe Searches for the brightest Scottish talent for global Battle of the Bands Competition

Finalists Will Perform Live on the Former Paramount Theatre Stage at Hard Rock Cafe New York for Leading Music Industry Executives!
Last Updated: 12th December 2018
Cast announced for 2019 UK & International tour of War Horse

Cast announced for 2019 UK & International tour of War Horse

Local talent Scott Miller will play leading role of Albert alongside the return of West End Songperson, Ben Murray.
Last Updated: 6th December 2018
Irn Bru Carnival Competition Terms & Conditions

Irn Bru Carnival Competition Terms & Conditions

We have a fab festive giveaway for you, thanks to the Irn Bru Carnival, Europe's largest indoor funfair!
Last Updated: 6th December 2018
Foo Fighters sell out their Glasgow Summer Sessions show

Foo Fighters sell out their Glasgow Summer Sessions show

Following a four year hiatus from Scotland, Foo Fighters have sold out their Glasgow Summer Sessions show.
Last Updated: 3rd December 2018
First of its kind Dare2B store opening at Loch Lomond Shores

First of its kind Dare2B store opening at Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is thrilled to be the first location in the UK to welcome the stylish and high-quality outdoor brand Dare 2b in it’s amazing new pop-up, mobile store.
Last Updated: 3rd December 2018
Scream if you want to go faster!

Scream if you want to go faster!

Buckle up as Europe's largest indoor funfair, The IRN-BRU Carnival returns to the SEC, Glasgow this festive season – promising to be bigger and better than ever before!
Last Updated: 3rd December 2018
Edinburgh Tattoo announces tickets for 2019 Kaleidoscope showcase on now on sale

Edinburgh Tattoo announces tickets for 2019 Kaleidoscope showcase on now on sale

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 2-24th August and tickets for its 2019 showcase are on sale from 10am today.
Last Updated: 3rd December 2018
Shop Small takes up residence at St. Enoch Centre

Shop Small takes up residence at St. Enoch Centre

A host of inspiring independent designers are heading to Glasgow’s St. Enoch Centre this Christmas for the launch of a special pop-up store that supports local talent.
Last Updated: 30th November 2018
Give the gift of adventure this Christmas with Go Ape

Give the gift of adventure this Christmas with Go Ape

Go Ape is encouraging Scots to think twice about traditional stocking staples and consider the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas.
Last Updated: 30th November 2018
The Glasgow and West Coast Cook Book launches

The Glasgow and West Coast Cook Book launches

A new book celebrating the vibrant and quirky food scene of Glasgow and the glorious west coast countryside has launched!
Last Updated: 30th November 2018
New after dark cocktail menu launches at Grosvenor Casinos in Glasgow

New after dark cocktail menu launches at Grosvenor Casinos in Glasgow

As winter draws in, Grosvenor Casinos is celebrating the festive season by launching a new After Dark cocktail menu!
Last Updated: 29th November 2018
The 1975 announced as headliners for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019!

The 1975 announced as headliners for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019!

Glasgow Summer Sessions today announce The 1975 as a headliner for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019 who will be joined by Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes and No Rome!
Last Updated: 26th November 2018
Hit Comic Con returns to Rutherglen

Hit Comic Con returns to Rutherglen

Returning for a third year, The Big Glasgow Comic Page presents Rutherglen Comic Con at Rutherglen Town Hall on Saturday 2nd February!
Last Updated: 26th November 2018
Benihana announces 2019 restaurant opening in Glasgow

Benihana announces 2019 restaurant opening in Glasgow

Pioneering teppanyaki steakhouse renowned for its flamboyant dining experience is set to complement Glasgow’s emerging gastronomic scene!
Last Updated: 23rd November 2018

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Here Come The Boys
Watch Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world battle it out on the dance floor when 'Here Come The Boys' arrives in Glasgow!
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Hamish Napier ‘The Railway’ with Claire Hastings
Celtic Connections 2019: Highland-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Hamish Napier will perform his second solo album, The Railway, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!
Glasgow Girls
The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, Glasgow Girls is coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow in January!
Chris Smither and special guest The Suitcase Junket
Celtic Connections 2019: Chris Smithers showcases work from his eighteenth record Call Me Lucky with special guest appearance from Matt Lorenz (The Suitcase Junket).

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »