EVENTS AT NEIDPATH CASTLE 2019

Neidpath History Fiction Festival 

Saturday 2nd November

10am-5pm

Adults £15  Kids £5 (5-12)  Family Ticket £35 (2 Adults & up to 3 kids)  Tickets include all Saturday Events AND Free Tea, Coffee & Juice all day.
Lunches & snacks available to buy.

 

Theresa Breslin - Carnegie Medallist and 2019 Scottish Book Trust Outstanding Achievement Award – will introduce and read from her latest book for children – An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends.

Margaret Skea
- Beryl Bainbridge Award and Neil Gunn Prize - brings the 16th century to life in an illustrated talk on her Munro trilogy. Expect compassion and cruelty, treachery and sacrifice; set against the backdrop of clan feuding, the French Wars of Religion and the Great Scottish Witch Hunt of 1597.

Archaeologist and novelist Louise Turner, will share how research into landscape, climate and architecture underpins and breathes life into historical fiction.
 

See, and in some cases handle, genuine period clothes as costume designer, Graham Hunter  - Outlander, The Last King of Scotland, Blood of the Clans – presents a mix of costumes and accessories inspired by the 18th Century.  Jane Eyre for the Regency Period and Dickens and Conan Doyle for the mid Victorian and later Victorian periods.

The legendary Sealed Knot Brigade, will have members there with weaponry on show.

Historical Crafts in the Solar - Make your own pomander, try out a tapestry, have fun making Christmas decorations.

'If Walls could speak’ – Writers’ Workshop Friday 1st November 17.00-18.30 

Join Margaret Skea for a workshop on how place can be used to inspire and create authentic historical fiction - focusing on Neidpath castle and its setting.

Price for 'If walls could speak'  Suitable for ages 14+ @ £7




                          
                                                                       Margaret Skea                                




Matt Seattle-photo ©John Parris





 


Theresa Breslin -photo credit - Maureen Bell Photograpy


 


 
Louise Turner


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