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09 November 2017Bookends Blether

Bookends Blether, a pop-up in The Reading Room 

Come and join us on Thursday 9th November for a chat, a cuppa and a browse. The Reading Room opens at 2pm for FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED in association with Awakening in Benderloch: bring along any unfinished piece, a poem, sewing, a painting, knitting, any project you want to make time to move on or finish and we'll all support each other to get things done. At 3.30pm -6.30pm The Reading Room is open to everyone. 

If you are looking for something new to try then come along that night at 7.30pm and join Nik Holliday who will teach ushow to play some new role play, board and card games. Suitable for all ages from 8 years upwards.

Entry to all events us by donation.

Look forward to seeing you there.

08 October 2017Bookends 2017 Draws to a Close

The final few days of Bookends 2017 were filled with questions.....and answers. On Thursday we watched Demain (Tomorrow) a celebration of what we humans are doing to save our planet. This was brought to us by Mairi Stones of Awakening in Benderloch and we had two showings to accommodate the numbers interested. We "finished what we'd started" on Thursday afternoon with a large group coming together to sew, knit, paint and weave some almost forgotten projects. Such was the fun and inspiration for getting these done that we have another day planned for Thursday 9th November when you can join us in The Reading Room at The Victory Hall Benderloch to finish what YOU'VE started.

The finale of Grumpy Old Men: The Campbells are Coming didn't disappoint as we were treated to stories and rants and the answers to many questions ie. What did Campbell Munro do to his cabbages? You had to be there.


05 October 2017All Fun And Games

Three nights of the fringe have been varied and most interesting.

Heather Craig led a Shamanic workshop on Monday night.

We were treated to a performance piece "With These Hands" by Sheila Quillan with lots of audience participation, on Tuesday

and on Wednesday Nick Holliday led visitors to the Reading Room through some Euro Games ...card and board games we'd never seen before.....



we're not quite finished. 

Thursday 5th Oct

Film "Tomorrow" part of the Awakening in Benderloch Project   10.30 am and 7pm

Finish What You've Started...bring unfinished projects and let's support each other to get them done. 2pm

Fruday 6th Oct

Grumpy Old Men: The Campbell's Are Coming. Campbell Munro, Campbell Cameron and Russell Campbell have a good old rant. Audience participation encouraged and expected. 7.30pm , bar opens at 7pm.


03 October 2017Fun and Laughter

Saturday 30th September brought Bookends 2017 to a close with spine chilling tales from Lindsay Campbell in the afternoon followed by stories about the law and bereavement with Graeme Pagan and Allison Pringle in the evening. Despite the subject matter the audience laughed, giggled and laughed again. A great day to end Bookends 2017....not forgetting that the fringe begins on Monday 2nd Octiber and runs til Friday 6th with lots of other events and The Reading Room open daily 3.30-6.30pm.

30 September 2017Big Bookends Quiz

What a fantastic night hosted by Craig Munro at The Reading Room for Bookends 2017. It was neck and neck for several rounds...

 heads were down, faces frowning, teams punching the air when the answers were revealed but there can be only one winner! Those who came up trumps with a huge score and winning the (very) goody bag from The World Famous Pink Shop were Las Ramblas from.......Oban! Congratulations to them and a huge well done to all teams who made the night a rip roaring success.

Las Ramblas...victors at Bookends 2017.

29 September 2017Finish What You've Started

 Unfinished projects: that patchwork, knitting, getting the novel started, making, creating or all of the things you've started but haven't finished...this is the place to get inspiration and encouragement to get back in the flow and finish what you've started. Meet with others in the same situation and let's get it done. Thursday 5th October 2-3 pm or whenever we finish.....for  more information complete the feedback form.

28 September 2017Bookmarks

We got all arty tonight with Jennifer Shaw who held a Lino-cutting workshop and we all went home with a bespoke Bookends bookmark.

28 September 2017Theatre At Bookends

Graham  Alexander and Sarah Palmer gave a stunning performance of The World Beyond Man to an audience of all ages. A tremendous addition to the Bookends Festival and a great fundraiser for Lorn Home-Start.

28 September 2017WURDPLAY

OPEN MIC  night for new writers was a real hit with everyone who attended. Host, Jamie Livingstone, who runs the creative writing group at Hope Kitchen in Oban closed the event with a stunning session of his own work.

22 September 2017Here We Go....

There's nothing left to do except welcome you all tomorrow at 3pm to the Bookends Festival Launch...bring your family, bring your friends, bring books you no longer need or just bring yourself ...you'll be most welcome. Four authors and various events organisers from the festival and the fringe will be on hand to give you a flavour of the weeks to come. Join us for a storytelling session or just kick back with a book and enjoy some time for yourself...come and be indulged!

20 September 2017Oban FM and King Arthur

Listen out on Oban FM this Friday between 5 pm and 6 pm to hear Adam Ardrey discuss with Jim Lynch who the Enigmatic Arthur was and why people in Argyll might be surprised they could have walked in his footsteps! Book your spaces to hear Adam Ardrey do readings, explain his findings and share the stories which brought him to Finding Arthur  on Saturday night at Bookends. Click the Bookings link on the left.

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