The Committee will again be collaborating with the Wilson’s Tales project to help bring the world-famous tales which emanated from Berwick back to life.
This year Northumberland Theatre Company will be presenting The disasters of Johnny Armstrong at the Watchtower Gallery. The project will also launch Volume 4 of its revival editions at the festival, which will include the winners from the 2016 schools’ short story completion as well as six original tales retold for a modern reader with supporting background research on their authenticity.
The Watchtower Gallery will also stage an exhibition of some of the original illustrations and newly commissioned ones for volume 4 from both local artists and Charles Nasmyth, who is author and illustrator of the much-acclaimed illustrated biography of William McGonagall, the latter of course being commonly regarded as ‘Scotland’s worst poet’.
Stop Press: Renowned Author Andrew Greig will be participating on the 19th October. Copies of his acclaimed novel Fair Helen (www.quercusbooks.co.uk/book/Fair-Helen-by-Andrew-Greig ) will be available then.
Andrew’s website: http://andrew-greig.weebly.com/