Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 5:00, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

The Further From Festival

The Further From Festival is back!

After a two-year hiatus, we are bringing back the Further From Festival: West Lothian’s only book festival! In 2023, we’ve got a boutique offering with all events taking place on Saturday 11th March, and all in beautiful St Peter’s Church in the heart of Linlithgow. The authors appearing this year are Jim Crumley & Polly Pullar, Michelle Sloan, Rosemary Goring and in our popular Afternoon Tea slot we’ll be joined by Sue Lawrence! Read on for more information about each event, tickets are on sale now online or in the shop. And if you’d like any more information about any aspect of the festival, then please email: info@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

SATURDAY 11th MARCH, ST PETER'S CHURCH, 10.30AM

JIM CRUMLEY, SEASONS OF STORM AND WONDER & POLLY PULLAR, THE HORIZONTAL OAK

Jim Crumley's Seasons of Storm and Wonder is a landmark volume documenting the extraordinary natural life of the Scottish Highlands and bearing witness to the toll climate chaos is already taking on our wildlife, habitats and biodiversity. Polly Pullar's The Horizontal Oak is a memoir of a life lived with and in nature, peppered with humour, empathy and kindness. Both Jim and Polly will be discussing their writing lives, and lifelong relationship with the natural world around them.

Tickets are £10 which includes a discount on the book and refreshments.

This event is also available to watch live on zoom. If you would like to watch it online, please email: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com for the link!

 

SATURDAY 11th MARCH, ST PETER'S CHURCH, 12.30PM

MICHELLE SLOAN, THE EDINBURGH SKATING CLUB

Imaginative, romantic and ultimately moving, this time-shift art history adventure celebrates the women overlooked by history and, above all, love - in all its unexpected forms.

Tickets are £10 which includes a discount on the book and refreshments.

This event is also available to watch live on zoom. If you would like to watch it online, please email: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com for the link!

 

SATURDAY 11th MARCH, ST PETER'S CHURCH, 2.00PM

ROSEMARY GORING, HOMECOMING

Rosemary Goring tells the story of Mary, Queen of Scots' Scottish years through the often dramatic and atmospheric locations and settings where the events that shaped her life took place. It also examines the part Scotland, and its tumultuous court and culture, played in her downfall. This session will be chaired by Bruce Jamieson, so we can expect a really insightful discussion about Linlithgow’s Queen and her Homecoming.

Tickets are £10 which includes a discount on the book and refreshments.

This event is also available to watch live on zoom. If you would like to watch it online, please email: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com for the link!

 

SATURDAY 11th MARCH, ST PETER'S CHURCH, 3.30PM

AN AFTERNOON TEA WITH SUE LAWRENCE

Sue Lawrence is a Scottish cookery and food writer, noted for her promotion of traditional Scottish recipes and regional produce, and also a writer of historical novels set in Scotland, exploring women's lives. ***This session includes Afternoon Tea.

Tickets are £12 which includes a discount on the book and refreshments.

This event is also available to watch live on zoom. If you would like to watch it online, please email: sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com for the link!