2019 Bookends Festival comes to a grand finale


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Benderloch’s Victory Hall has been a hive of activity this week as members of the community and visitors alike have arrived to attend the smorgasbord of events thrown up by the annual Bookends Festival.

And its not over yet.

Tonight (Friday) sees the Bookends Quiz (door/bar open at 7pm, quiz begins 7.30pm) when teams of up to six people can test their knowledge with a wide variety of intriguing questions delivered by quizmaster Craig Munro.

A full programme has been arranged for tomorrow (Saturday) kicking off at  2pm when author Kenneth MacTaggart celebrates  50 years  since the first moon landing with amazing images from NASA and stories to remind us or inform us of the huge efforts made in order to take one great leap for mankind. Kenneth is  author of The Haynes Manual for Astronauts.

At 4pm  journalist Kathie Griffiths will regale her audience with A Tale of Two Tabloids. Now a well known reporter on The Oban Times what brought her here, where did she come from and why should she stay?

Those who saw Kathie in Grumpy Old Women last year know how  entertaining this is going to be.

Rounding off the programme, and the festival on Saturday (7pm) is Memory and Straw, a magnificent novel by Angus Peter Campbell is a worthy grand finale for Bookends 2019.

‘Angus Peter Campbell’s narrator finds the unique beauty in mankind’s strengths and flaws that can’t be replicated in robots.’ – Alan Massie, The Scotsman

Set in present day USA and across the centuries in Scotland, Angus Peter weaves a tale about real people like you and I, about the meaning of our lives and our identity.