Book Week 2020


The Bakehouse Community Arts and Saraband Books have collaborated on a film specifically designed to entertain Care Home residents across Scotland during Book Week November 16th – 22nd and beyond.

The Bakehouse Community Arts’ film is called “A Letter to my Younger Self” - a feast of poetry and songs residents might have enjoyed when younger. Singer and performer Tony Bonning is joined by Scottish-based writers Tom Pow and Gerda Stevenson, with celebrity performers actor Annette Badland and Gyles Brandreth reading poems loved by older family or friends.



‘We are so incredibly grateful to those performers who have given their services for nothing to help us make this film’, says Chrys. ‘We hope it will bring residents some joy in these difficult times.’

Saraband Books contribution “A Night of Story and Song” forms the second half of the film and comprises stories, poetry and songs to warm hearts and make residents smile as the nights get colder. Scottish authors Olga Wojtas and Chris Dolan will be sharing stories and poetry, interspersed with traditional music from Chris Dolan, Kirsty and Annie Grace, Karine Polwart and Corinna Hewa.