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Ode Again

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ODE AGAIN Saturday. BLF Well this be it. My Ode day. There’s a little flutter of excitement as I head off to St Aidan’s Hall for a workshop entitled In Praise of the Ode to be facilitated by Anne Ryland, award winning poet and teacher, We were a group of twelve and Anne…(Read More)

To celebrate 50 years since the greatest shock in the history of Scottish football,  Tom Maxwell , author of  The Lone Rangers, will discuss Berwick Rangers’ unforgettable 1-0 victory over Glasgow Rangers in 1967. As a special treat for football fans, the local writer will be joined by Russell Craig, one of manager Jock Wallace…(Read More)

Wordsmiths, Mind Sets and Moving Pictures Friday at BLF In a packed session at Holy Trinity Parish Centre, Mary Manley the founder of a treasured wordsmith sanctuary in Alnwick, aka Barter Books, gave a witty and informative account of the development of her second hand bookshop based in the old railway station. Mary talked about…(Read More)

Durham-based football writer Colin Young worked for several national newspapers and covered the fortunes of the Republic of Ireland national team for over 15 years. In 2016, he wrote the authorised biography of England World Cup winner Jack Charlton. Recalling the many hours of interviews and writing, Colin presents the story of how he…(Read More)

Fiona Anderson lectures at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. In her fascinating new book, Tweed, she explores the design and cultural history of these textiles from the 1820s to the present day. Fiona’s talk will introduce her significant new research on all types of tweeds, from Harris Tweed to the type famously…(Read More)

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is an emeritus professor of history at Edinburgh University and the prize-winning author of fifteen books. His talk will be about the history of surveillance in the United States and Britain, and he will argue that our privacy is under threat not just from state spookery, but from private snooping practices…(Read More)

Poppy Holden weaves together landscape, history and mythology with photographs of the beautiful settings in which these stories took place, and fine recordings and live performances of the ballads. Poppy Holden is an internationally renowned singer and teacher, whose book of these border ballads is due out shortly, with wood engravings by Chris Daunt…(Read More)

Our River – Stories of the Tweed is a documentary film capturing the heritage, culture and traditions of the river through the memories and stories of those who have lived and worked in its catchment. It will be shown at local venues and available on DVD in the winter. An accompanying illustrated book will be…(Read More)

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