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May 2019

The Big Lit Festival Event at the Galleries

May 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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AS THE WOMEN LAY DREAMING: Donald S Murray with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Smith On 1st January 1919 the HMY Iolaire sank in Stornoway Harbour, killing over 200 servicemen on their way home from war. What effect does this tragic event have on the life of an imaginary survivor, Tormod Morrison, who twenty years later struggles to cope with the death of his daughter and its impact on her two children, Alasdair and Rachel? ‘It’s the kind of book you want…

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The Big Lit Festival: MINING SENSE MEMORY – A Writers workshop with Janis MacKay

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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MINING SENSE MEMORY - A Writers workshop with Janis MacKay Janis Mackay is an award-winning children’s novelist, storyteller and creative writing tutor. She teaches creative writing at Edinburgh University. She will facilitate a session entitled ‘Mining sense memory’ where participants are invited to remember things such as the sounds and smells of their childhood, and transform these into a piece of writing. Limited to 15 participants.   May 1st 2.30 – 4.00 The Mezzanine, Kirkcudbright Galleries £15.00 To book a…

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Evening Talk with Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology| 10th May

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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Fuji from the Misaka Pass in Kai Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Koshigaya in Musashi Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province, 1858, Image © The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Evening Talk with Dr Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Oxford In conjunction with our exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries Japan: Art and Inspiration, Dr Clare Pollard…

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Talk with Kozo Hoshino, The Victor Murphy Trust | 18th May

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Kirkcudbright Galleries, St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright,Dumfries and GallowayDG5 4AQUnited Kingdom
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Colour Woodblock print from the series Chiyu rokkasen (Selection of Six Men of Wisdom and Courage): Japan, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1849-1852. Image Colour Woodblock Print depicting the head and shoulders of the wrestler Tannikaze and the geisha Okita of Naniwaya: Japan, by Katsukawa Shunco, c.1870. Image © National Museums Scotland. Talk with Kozo Hoshino, The Victor Murphy Trust For 50 years after the restoration of the Meji Government in 1868, Scotland and Japan experienced mutual influence in the world of…

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