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Pauline Prior Pitt

Pauline Prior Pitt

November 25th 7.00 for 7.30

We are thrilled to welcome Pauline back to The Bakehouse with her new collection Be an Angel. Her focus on the pre-occupations of women, including MEN will make you laugh and catch your breath in recognition.

Pauline’s one woman shows attract sell out audiences in Festivals all over the country. She has appeared on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Pick of the Week, With Great Pleasure, and Poetry Please; and on Channel 4 Television.

Her readings are a pure, indulgent delight!

‘Everyone needs a Pauline Prior Pitt in their lives’ Maureen Lipman

The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more.

Bring a poem, a song, a guitar, a large pipe, a small pipe – anything to entertain or amuse. 

Tickets: £5.00

Booking: 01557 814175 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book Week Scotland at The Bakehouse

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND AT THE BAKEHOUSE on the theme of NOURISHMENT.

Saturday December 2nd

YUM YUM   2.00 – 4.30

Tom Pow leads a creative writing workshop – poetry and short prose pieces – which explores food and the place of food in our lives.

FREE. 15 places.

Nourishment for the Body and the Mind

Tom Pow

Saturday December 2nd  7.30pm – 9.00pm

Poet Tom Pow reads poems concerned with food, cooking and eating. Chrys Salt invites the audience to share poems on a  similar subject that have strong associations for  them.

With wine and tasty tapas titbits provided by super-cook Sue Best in the interval.

Tickets: £10.00. Booking essential.

Burns Night at The Bakehouse

Hugh McMillan

Saturday January 20th 2018   7.30 – 9.00

Hot foot from his writer in residency in the Aegean, Hugh McMillan reappears in Gatehouse for Burns Night. Help him acclimatise to the chill and share his slant on all things Scottish. He has all kinds of new treats lined up for you - Sioux Indians in Barlinnie, his dead relatives who live in Mather’s Bar, an exclusive on Robert Burns’ murder, the real reason for the Trojan War and many other things....

Tickets £10.00 (includes haggis nibbles and hot toddy)

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin

Saturday March 3rd   7.30 - 9.00

Ron Butlin, a poet and novelist with an international reputation reads from his work. Ron is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate, has published nearly twenty books, won many prizes and been translated into over a dozen languages. Followed by our ubiquitous Bakehouse open mic spots.  Ron would love to hear you.

Tickets £5.00

BIG LIT 2018

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The Stewartry Book Festival

Thursday April 19 – Sunday April 22nd

Our annual festival of talks, performances, workshops, installation, music, poetry, prose and entertainments on literary themes.

The full programme will be published on

www.biglit.org in due course.

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