The Winter Tales festival offers a wide and diverse programme for everyone.  Please note that some events and free and others are £10 or £5 for students.

You can see the full programme below and explore each event, or go directly to our Eventbrite (free events ) and Epay (paid events) homepages to book multiple events.

Friday 3rd December

Time Description Cost
1-2pm In conversation with James Robertson
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Free
2.30 – 3.30pm Panel discussion. Books for the Hostile Environment: Facts, Fictions and Futures of Migration (Ulrich Schmiedel,  Laura Jeffery, Victoria Williamson, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Nadeen Dakkak)
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Free
2.30 – 3.30pm Uncompromising Hope: Reflecting on Incarnation with the Iona Community (Sally Foster – Fulton, Jan Sutch Pickard)
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Free
4 – 5pm O Come, All Ye Jacobites: The Hidden History of Carols (Ian Bradley)
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Free
5.15 – 6pm Carol Service
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Free
6-7pm Reception
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Free
7 – 8.15pm In conversation with Robert Harris (Live on screen)
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£10/£5
9 – 10pm In conversation with Charles Foster
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Free

Saturday 4th December

Time Description Cost
10 – 11am Just imagine: Science and Religion in Literature (Michael Fuller, Christopher Southgate, Richard Holloway, Jaime Wright)
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Free
11.30am – 12.30pm Cathy MacDonald in conversation with Mona Siddiqui
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Free
11.30am – 12.30pm Longing, Learning and Liturgy:  Fiction set in Theology Colleges (Rachel Mann, Catherine Fox, James Robertson)
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Free
1.15 – 2.15pm In conversation with Mara Menzies
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Free
2.30 – 3.30pm In conversation with Kate McCoughlin and Company
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Free
4 – 5pm Fairy Tales and Inventory of Life Mislaid              (Marina Warner)
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Free
5.30 – 6.30pm In conversation with Val McDermid
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£10/5
7 – 8.15pm In conversation with Sally Magnusson
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£10/5
8.45– 9.45pm In conversation with Francis Spufford
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£10/5

Sunday 5th December

Time Description Cost
12.15pm – 1.15pm Jewish Tales from Scotland (Hannah Holtschneider, Phil Alexander)
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Free
1.30 – 2.30 Sea in Literature (Lizzie Poole, Ed Newell)
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Free
1.30 – 2.30 Children’s Event: Francesca Barbini
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Free
2.45 – 3.45 Children’s Event: Michelle Sloan
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Free
2.45 – 3.45pm Creative Writing (Catherine Fox, Rachel Mann, Judith Stevenson)
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Free
3 – 4pm George Mackay Brown (Linden Bicket, Malachy Tallack, Gerry Cambridge)
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Free
4.30pm – 5.15pm The Winter’s Tale: a tale about tales with Judith Buchanan
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Free
5.30– 6.30pm Miles Jupp on Comedy, Religion & Literature
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£10/5