15 January, 2020

Stories to Dine Out On at Winter Words

The ever-popular Literary Lunch sessions are back for Winter Words 2020 at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, at 12.45pm each day, 13-16 February, with a selection of delicacies - by word and mouth – to tempt everyone!

Each day of the Festival a selection of speakers talk on their particular passion around a delicious two-course lunch on a range of subjects: from history and craft, to Scottish fayre, and Scots women with attitude, to a Spanish pilgrimage. There’s plenty of time to relax, listen to the experts and enjoy a superb meal, together with other like-minded guests.

Clare Hunter kicks the fascinating feasts off on Thursday, 13 February, telling stories of men and women who have sewed our history. Clare explains, "We have always sewed our story. From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry to First World War soldiers, from medieval France to a POW camp in Singapore, to a family attic in Scotland. Each stitch is a story of identity, protest, power and politics, across centuries and continents, of those who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard.”

On Friday, 14 February, Richard Frazer, in A Pilgrim's Journey to Santiago de Compostela, shares his discovery, how a journey to the shrine of St. James - taken by hundreds of thousands each year - undertaken with an open and hospitable heart, can provide renewal and transformation, filling what many see as the spiritual void in 21st century life.

A step-change on Saturday, 15 February, with Mairi Kidd, Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland, introducing some fierce sisters of Scottish history: Scottish women who have broken the rules with attitude in Warriors, Witches and Damned Rebel Bitches: Scottish Women to Live Your Life By.

Is there a finer companion for lunch than Ghillie Basan? Possibly not. Writer, broadcaster, and food anthropologist, her internationally acclaimed books have been nominated for too many food awards to list. On Sunday, 16 February, Ghillie will be delving into the pages of Spirit and Spice – her recipe book, and a portrait of a family living and eating in the Scottish Highlands. She will explain how she’s used Scotland’s fabulous produce, wild food and whisky, to create delicious dishes from her remote home. A delicious meal, a fascinating talk. The perfect Sunday lunch!

Winter Words Literary Lunches are always popular - two events are already almost full - so book early to avoid disappointment. Each event includes a delicious, warming, 2-course lunch and tea or coffee while relaxing and listening to a fascinating speaker and don’t forget to get a copy of your book signed…

To book, call the Box Office team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online.

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