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TOP PRIZE TEDDY BEAR-AT THE OBSERVER SHOP –AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS

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Dunoon Community Radio Sponsor the local Observer Stationary and Craft Shop, (At the traffic lights) are entering all customers who spend £10 into a special Christmas Prize Draw for the very Cuddly Big Teddy Bear.

The Draw for the giant Teddy will take place “Live On Air” on Dunoon Community Radio 97.4fm on Monday 19th December at 5.00pm when a specially invited guest to the Studio will make the Draw. The very Big Teddy Bear Pop into the observer shop (at the Traffic Lights) for you chance to enter the draw and Win The Very Big Teddy Bear

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THE BEST EVER CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER £15

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You have heard it mentioned here on Dunoon Community Radio you may have even read about it in the local press now If you are starting to panic because you still haven’t found that special Christmas present for that special person then Dunoon’s Burgh Hall Pop Up Shop Post Card Art Exhibition may have the solution.

Over 200  donated anonymous unique artworks are now being offered for sale at the affordable price of £15, not only making the ideal Christmas present but elevating your status as “one who supports local art and The Burgh Hall”

Local Artist ColmDocherty and Zac Fraser-McNeill have been busy hanging the donated artworks —

Good Job Guys another -very artistic.

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INTRODUCING ANDREW MLITT DCR’S FLY ON THE WALL

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Sorry for the delay in posting this introduction to Andrew a Graduate from Strathclyde University with a Masters with Merit in Digital Journalism. Andrew is developing his journalistic skills and will be a “Fly on the wall” at DCR whilst he researches Community Radio for a possible future project. Andrew came into the studio last week during Victor’s LLLVLB evening drive programme.

Originally just to observe it was not long before Andrew was explaining to the listeners what he was doing and a little about his education and future plans. During the programme he told of his musical taste and identified his favourite musician as sixties Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix who has also influenced his style of Guitar playing, when asked by Victor who was the major contributor to his musical repertoire who he felt he played most like he admitted the majority of his repertoire was Jimi Hendrix he also admitted that his parents musical taste played a great part in this. Andrew impressed several listeners with his likeable presenting style especially when he admitted this was the first time he had spoken live on Radio.

Andrew is looking forward to talking to the listeners in the near future as he continues his research into Community Radio.

 

JINGLE BUS DAZZLES IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE (DAZZLING BEING A DUNOON TRADITION)

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No pretending there wasn’t a chill in the air this morning to greet folk arriving at Dunoon Stadium for the final day of the Jingle Bus but what was surprising was the wonderful bright sunshine organised by, or so says, the man in charge at the Stadium Kenny “just to brighten your day up he said”

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And what a difference the Sunshine makes as folk got ready to board the Jingle Bus singing along to and celebrating the release of the Cowal Elderly Befrienders CD “Raining In Dunoon”? Once again on this final day the event was supported by a wee market, a kiddies wee fun fair and an endless supply of hot drinks and Christmas themed goodies to eat.

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Dunoon Community Radio Presenter Frlly was interviewing every one for her Radio programmes whilst DJ Stereo Simon and Victor played tunes and Executive Producer Hamish Bear was having his photo taken with lots of folk and even went missing for a while–does anyone know where Executive Producer Hamish Bear’s  Missing Hour was spent

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Check out our Dunoon Community Radio face book for more photos soon and please Like our Page –See you all next year.

NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD “RAINING IN DUNOON” AMAZON & iTUNES

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Raining in Dunoon

by Cowal Elderly Befrienders
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£0.99 to buy the MP3 song
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DCR97.4FM AT JINGLE BUS

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DCR97.4FM AT JINGLE BUS” ! Hi Everyone for all those people who went along to the Dunoon Stadium today and especially for all those who couldn’t manage we have put a few photos on are facebook,  with big thanks to all the stall holders and every one at “JINGLE BUS TEAM” for making it happen again !

Dunoon Regeneration Tombola stall Karen Smith – Allsortz
Marie McNicol – Jewellery
Joan Maclachlan – Chainsaw Crafts Indoors
Janie Wallace – Xmas Flower Arrangements
Claire Lewis- Cowal Sign & Design
Angela Galbraith – Party Lite and Bags
Gemma Griffin – Sparks and Sparkles Dunoon Regeneration Tombola stall

and not to forget Robert Davies with his amazing Funfair Rides and attractions.
David Carson of Wined and Dined with Burgers, Fantastic Bacon Rolls ,Hot and Cold Drinks and lots more.

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It’s ALL happening again Tomorrow with the Jingle Bus experience beginning and ending in Dunoon stadium and even if you’re not going on the Jingle Bus itself EVERYONE is more than welcome to come along and join in when DCR 97.4 Presenters will be keeping you up to date with what’s going on and getting you to sing along with the latest music CD release sensation from Cowal Elderly Befrienders “ RAINING IN DUNOON”

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“RAINING IN DUNOON” NEW SINGLE FROM COWAL BEFRIENDERS

cowal befIt’s been a long time since Dunoon was mentioned in a song in fact it was in the late sixties when Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey known as the The Humblebums sang Why Don’t They Come Back To Dunoon?

Now thanks to the good folk at Cowal Elderly Befrienders a new song is to be released mentioning Dunoon.

Soon to be available to buy to help raise funds for the Cowal Elderly Befrienders will be the Song “Raining In Dunoon” which features many of the folk associated with the Befrienders.

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A wide social media campaign has begun to spread the word and asking folk to have a listen and watch the video of the song which they say they had a lot of fun writing and recording. “Raining in Dunoon”

If you would like to listen to the song and watch the video click on this link

DCR97.4FM Presenter Frlly  will be playing the song in her morning Roads,Traffic, Sea and Weather Show after 7.00am Tuesday

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Cowal and Bute Elderly Befrienders work in the predominantly rural Cowal and Bute areas of Argyll with a referred client group of over 65s living at home or in sheltered housing, and identified as suffering from some degree of loneliness and isolation. Around 80% of referrals come from statutory services (social work/mental health team/GPs), and we work with 180 clients on a regular weekly basis for 52 weeks of the year. Our activities are designed to provide ncomplete’ service to increase social opportunity, promote independence and provide support throughout the ageing process. The services are able to adapt to the health and social requirements of each client, with more or less Outreach Worker/volunteer support given as required, allowing clients to make friends, access services and live their lives according to their wishes. In many cases, we simpnnmly provide the vehicle (physically and metaphorically) to allow clients to access the benefits of peer-support, in others (particularly in dementia cases) more support is required to allow clients to live as active and fulfilling a life as possible.

 

 

 

POSTCARD ART -EXTENDED DEADLINE

The Burgh Hall Pop Up Gallery have extended the hand in deadline for thier Art Exhibition to Wednesday 30th November to give everyone a little more time to take up this unique opportunity to have thier very own “Art” publicly exhibited in the Pop Up Gallery for the whole world to see -be it anonymously of course.

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All you have to do is send them a postcard sized (A6) piece of original artwork to exhibit in our Pop up Gallery Christmas Exhibition. Each piece will be for sale for the same price of £15, whoever the artist is.

All postcards submitted will be accepted, although there is a maximum number of 6 entries per person.

You must sign your work on the back, with contact details if you want any follow up correspondence.

However, please do not sign your work on the front.  The idea is that the artwork is anonymous – visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to buy work without knowing who the artist is until after it has been purchased.  There could be a valuable hidden gem, or just a beautiful, thought provoking piece of work that you will cherish for ever…..  Also perfect as a unique Christmas present!

Work can be submitted in any medium as long as it is wall mountable – painting, drawing, original print, textile, photograph, doodle, etc.  We welcome artwork from everyone – adults and children, artists, photographers, crafters, potters….(but not from animals, please)
A6 size only – 105 x 148 mm

Please post or hand in your entries by Wednesday 30 November to:
Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust Pop up Gallery, 33 Argyll Street, Dunoon  PA23 7HG

DUNOON STILL DAZZLING

ALEX POLLOCK IS THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION

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As reported on the Dunoon Observer’s face book page “Dunoon’s Community Champion was revealed at today’s Dunoon Dazzles event as the man known to generations of Cowal show-goers as Mr Dunoon. The one and only Alex Pollock.

Well done Alex – a well-deserved recognition…”

Alexander Pollock. The people’s champion. Dunoon Presents Community award 2016. A lifetime community service.

DCR97.4FM AT DUNOON DAZZLES

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5.00PM THURSDAY –SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

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–SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN—-DUNOON DAZZLES IS BACK Dunoon Presents “Spokesperson” Radio Broadcaster Derek McIntyre will be in the DCR97.4FM John Street Broadcasting Studio at 5.00pm  tonight  to announced THE FULL LINE UP of this years Dunoon Dazzles. For the Full, WHO, WHEN & WHERE –Tune in and also look out for the official posters being put up in and around the town and in your favourite shops

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN—-DUNOON DAZZLES IS BACK

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Dunoon Presents Spokesperson Radio Broadcaster Derek McIntyre will be in the DCR97.4FM John Street Broadcasting Studio at 5.00pm Thursday to announced THE FULL LINE UP of this years Dunoon Dazzles. For the Full,  WHO, WHEN & WHERE  –Tune in

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Dunoon Presents has announced that the Big Christmas Lights Switch On will take place at 5.00pm Saturday 26th November after a day of Christmas activities in Dunoon’s Argyll Street and the Argyll Gardens with the fabulous  pop up Christmas street market, a Gingerbread House Workshop, Facepainting,  the Reindeer Parade accompanied by Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band, the Walking Theatre Company Christmas Pirates performance and much more.

The Dunoon Community Radio Roadshow will be at the Bandstand in the Argyll Gardens to keep everyone informed to what is going on and to start the annual Kids Santa Dash followed by the Adult Santa Dash

Plus at the Bandstand live entertainment music and all the Fun of the Funfair with Children’s rides

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THE DOUGIE MACLEAN FESTIVAL–PERTHSHIRE AMBER WITH CMR95FM BROADCAST

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Dougie MacLean has developed a unique festival which shares his inspiring music, celebrates the history and culture of his Perthshire home and showcases its beautiful scenery. The concerts, which welcome high calibre musical guests from Scotland and abroad, are staged in a variety of wonderful venues, from village halls, town halls and a grand concert hall to historic castles and the atmospheric Dunkeld Cathedral.

“A jewel of a festival”  (edinburghguide.com)

“A festival with vision and imagination” (Press & Journal)

“The most original acoustic music festival in Scotland today”(Sing Out Magazine,USA)

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If you are amongst the lucky ones who will be visiting the Perthshire Amber Festival we know you are in for a most wondrous time in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

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If like the rest of us you couldn’t get away well —-Our Big Brother Radio Station Celtic Music Radio will once again be broadcasting live from Perthshire Amber Festival both the Cabert Amber and the Open Mike as well as the usual interviews, chat and of course the gossip. You can hear all the broadcast if you visit the Celtic Music Radio 95fm http://www.celticmusicradio.net/ or listen out for our relayed broadcast.

THURSDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
Concert: Opening Concert 2pm  – Siobhan Wilson (introduced with a song or two by Dougie MacLean!) Selling Fast!  Venue: Garden Marquee, Dunkeld House

Concert: Cabaret Amber 4.30 – 6.30pm  – Tannara + Scott Cook (CAN) with Jez Hellard Selling Fast! … Only 1 tickets left!…phone to book. (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan)  Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Concert: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean + Duncan Chisholm  SOLD OUT!  Venue: Dunkeld Cathedral

 

FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

Walk: Photograpy Walk  – Time: 10.00am – 12midday  “Amber Inspirations” – Clunie Loch and surrounds with Stuart Blance Meeting place Clunie Church carpark

Walk: Archaeology Walk Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm  – The Archaeology of Glenshee with David Strachan (Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust) FULLY BOOKED   Meet at Cockstane car park

Concert: Amber Cafe Concert  Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm – Hannah Fisher & Sorren MacLean + Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT! Venue: Uisge Bar & Restaurant, Murthly

Concert: Start Time: 2.00pm  Tim Edey      SOLD OUT! Venue: The Crannog on Loch Tay

Concert: Time: 2.00pm   Julie Fowlis with Éamon Doorley      SOLD OUT! Venue: Murthly Castle Chapel

Concert: Cabaret Amber Time: 4.30- 6.30pm  – Wilder Adkins (USA) + The Coaltown Daisies SOLD OUT! (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan) Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Concert: Time: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean’s Caledonia Cantata Selling Fast!  Venue: Perth Concert Hall

 

SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

Discovery: Time: 10.00am – 12 midday  Storytelling Tour with Callum Lykan (The Hermitage) ..only 1 place left…phone to book! Meet at The Hermitage carpark

Concert: Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm  Amber Cafe Concert – Ross Ainslie and Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT! Venue: Legends of Grandtully

Discovery: Time: 11am – 4.00pm Amber Market Venue: St Ninian’s Close, Dunkeld

Concert: Open Mic Time: 12 midday – 3.00pm Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central 

Concert: Time: 2.00pm Duncan Chisholm with Innes Watson  SOLD OUT!   Venue: Castle Menzies

Discovery: Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm Storytelling Tour with Callum Lykan (Dunkeld) Meet at Atholl Memorial Fountain

Concert: Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm  Cabaret Amber – Mairi Orr + The Goat Roper Rodeo Band (WALES) SOLD OUT! (Hosted by Gina MacLeod and Alan Jordan)   Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Concert: Time: 8.00pm Dougie MacLean & Friends  Venue: Perth Concert Hall
(Friends include: Julie Fowlis, Siobhan Wilson, Tim Edey, Cilla & Artie – The Singing Kettle, Ross Ainslie…plus more to come! ) Selling Fast!

 

SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

Discovery: Time: 11.00am – 11.45am  Artie’s Tartan Tales (Session 1) … bring the kids to watch Artie from The Singing Kettle! ?Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Discovery: Decorated Wheelbarrow Parade and Amber Autumn Picnic & Concert – Time: 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Musicians involved to date!! Songwriter Buddy MacDonald from Cape Breton in Canada, wonderful duo The Coaltown Daisies, lovely young singer Katie Kross, legendary instrumentalist Tim Edey, fabulously talented musicians from Wales The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and Perthshire’s own Dougie MacLean.
Venue: The Streets of Dunkeld and then stage in Stanley Hill…bring your picnic and a rug or chairs…wear wellies and bring a brolly just in case !!

Concert: Time: 1.00 – 4.00pm  Open Mic**  Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Discovery: Time: 4.30pm – 5.15pm  Artie’s Tartan Tales (Session 2)…bring the kids to watch Artie from The Singing Kettle! ?Venue: Wee Festival Hall, Amber Central

Concert: Time: 4.30 – 5.30pm  Amber Cafe Concert – The Coaltown Daisies & Buddy MacDonald SOLD OUT!
Venue: Cargill’s Restaurant & Bistro, Blairgowrie

Concert: Farewell Concert Time: 8.00pm   Venue: Blairgowrie Town Hall
(Musicians include: Dougie MacLean, Ross Ainslie, Sorren MacLean & Hannah Fisher, Gina Macleod & Alan Jordan, Ewen Sutherland, Gordon Maclean, Buddy MacDonald…plus other surprise guests!) SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

ANOTHER FULL HOUSE WITH LEGENDARY ROCK DJ TOM RUSSELL

DUNOON BOOK FESTIVAL GETS OF TO A GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT START

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First full day of Dunoon book Festival after an excellent Friday night start with a packed house for crime writer Denise Mina’s fascinating account the famous and notorious murderer Peter Manuel….a great start to what promises to be a great weekend

LOCAL ROCK BAND TO SUPPORT ROCK DJ LEGEND AT DUNOON BOOK FESTIVAL –TOM RUSSELL IN CONVERSATION WITH STACY WATERS FOLLOWED BY A SHORT LIVE SET BY DUNOON ROCK BAND VEMODALEN –

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Dunoon Community Radio Favourites Vemodalen have been invited to play a short set @ Dunoon’s Book Festival hosted by Dunoon Presents on Saturday 29th October after the 7.00pm appearance of Tom Russell

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Legendary rock DJ, Tom Russell, gives us a behind the scenes look at his life in rock and radio. He uncovered some of the great rock bands to come out of Scotland and has interviewed and spent time with some of the absolute legends: Robert Plant, Ozzy, ACDC, Genesis, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Rush, Motley Crue, Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Black Stone Cherry, Alterbridge and many many more.

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The Godfather of Rock is a fantastic read and great insight into the emergence of rock through the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Tom is still immersed in the business and remains a major influence right up to the present day.

It is a fantastic honour for Dunoon and a great achievement for the orgainisers of the 2nd Dunoon Book Festival to have Tom make his first “Author” appearance after his very successful book launch at Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe this week as he also celebrates the news of the Ofcom announcement that his beloved Rock Radio has been awarded the FM commercial radio licence for the west central Scotland area –Congratulation to all involved . ·

Followed by a short live set from local rock band, Vemodalen

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HALLOWEEKEND

For many reasons we know it’s not to everyone’s taste and even to the despair of some folk but this weekend a lot of folk from our community will be taking part in Hallowe’en Happenings and there is certainly lots of happenings.

Friday 7.00pm at Glenbranter Forrest and the Halloween Happenings kicks everything of with Spooktacular Storyteller at Forestry Commission Scotland, The WalkingTheatre Company, Party Games, Fancy Dress Competition the legendry Haunted Wood and to keep things moving Dunoon Community Radio Presenters will be keeping you informed to what is going on

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Also on Friday, it’s the start of Huntersquay Hunters high way to hell

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DUNOON BOOK FESTIVAL 28th TO 30TH OCTOBER 2016

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 A full weekend of top Scottish literary talent including local writers, illustrators and poets will be attending the prestigious Dunoon Book Festival this weekend on the beautifully refurbished Dunoon Pier, including the Scots Makar, Jackie Kay and local poets Marion McCready and Tariq Latif . The full programme has something for all ages and taste and Once again this year you can buy a ‘Festival Pass’ and get access to all of the author events over the three days for just £10. What a bargain! Available to buy from  The Bookpoint Independent Book Shop.

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The Dunoon Book Festival Organisers recently announced they were absolutely thrilled that the Makar, Scotland’s National Poet, Jackie Kay will be speaking at Dunoon Book Festival on Sunday 30 October!  And equally thrilled to announce two talented local poets, Marion McCready and Tariq Latif would be reading from their latest works at Dunoon’s Victorian Pier Building on Sunday 30 October at 12.30pm.

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Dunoon Community Radio Listeners will be well acquainted with Tom Russell, DJ extraordinaire, will be at Dunoon Book Festival on Saturday 29 October with tales from his new autobiography ‘The Godfather of Rock’.14568058_196427637457882_2213298413966019020_n

Again Listeners to Dunoon Community Radio will remember Sarah’s guest two years ago when one of our favourites childrens author and illustrator, Debi Gliori visited Sarah in the studio. Debi will be back in Dunoon on Saturday 29 October at 12noon at the Pier to show us her ‘Hebridean Alphabet’.

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Or all you gardeners and plant lovers, you’re going to have a lot of fun listening to Michael Allaby talk about his book, ‘Plant Love: The Scandalous Truth about the Sex Life of Plants’.

Libby McArthur will be joining us on Sunday 30th  October at 3.15pm to talk about her experience of performing, writing and directing for the stage and screen. You may know her best as ‘Gina’ from River City, but she is also really engaging speaker.

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No strangers to the Dunoon Book Festival  talented local poets, Marion McCready and Tariq Latif join us at Dunoon Book Festival. This year they will be reading from their latest works at Dunoon’s Victorian Pier Building on Sunday 30 October at 12.30pm.

Meet Denise Mina and get a sneak preview of her latest work – a fictional account of the notorious Peter Munuel case. Come and join us on Friday 28 October at 8pm in Dunoon’s Victorian Pier Building.

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Every one is looking forward to welcoming Three Prize winning Poets Vagabond Voices! Saturday 29 October at 1.30pm on the Dunoon Pier.

 

Come and meet children’s author Paul Bristow and hear all about ‘The Superpower Project’. Saturday 29 October at 1.30pm on Dunoon Pier. Perfect for ages 9 to 13.

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Fact to Fiction: Karen Campbell will read from her most recent novel Rise & talk about the writing process – in particular, how her books are often born from wee nuggets of truth.  Saturday 29 October at 3.15pm

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Marian Pallister ‘The Crinan Canal’
Saturday 29 October at 4.30pm

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Known as ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut’, the Crinal Canal runs from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne nine miles across the Kintyre peninsula to the west coast of Scotland. In this book Marian Pallister tells the story of the canal from its origins to the present day, discussing how it was built, who built it, how it changed life in the surrounding areas, and how it has been used. As a special treat Marian will al…

Meet Scottish author and illustrator, Scoular Anderson and storyteller, Marie Graham for a fun session of stories and drawings.

Sunday 30 October 12.30am to 1.30pm

Scoular Anderson is one of Scotland’s foremost illustrators. He was born in Sunderland and raised in Dunoon. At the age of seven, he began filling sketchbooks with drawings, and by the age of nine was writing poems and creating strip-cartoon adventure stories.

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Check out the full programme of events on the Dunoon Presents website.
http://www.dunoonpresents.co.uk/even…/dunoon-book-festival/…

 

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