Moniack Mhor at Belladrum!
August 5, 2011
As a new departure this year, the Belladrum Festival, which takes place this weekend (5th & 6th August), will include a full-scale literary programme which will take the form of a series of hour-long sessions in the Prose Bed tent and three debates in the Verb Garden. The sessions will consist of informal talks/ readings and discussions between several participants on a particular theme, with some involvement from the audience, who will be able to ask the writers questions and contribute to the discussions. This year, Belladrum’s literary event is being organised by author/journalist Mary Miers, in collaboration with Rachel Humphries of Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing centre.
Rachel says: ‘I’m very excited about the role Moniack Mhor has to play at the Belladrum festival, we’ve always had a presence but this year we are co-ordinating the Prose Bed Tent in partnership with author/journalist Mary Miers. Belladrum has been broadening its arts appeal since it was first established eight years ago and the addition of a literary tent will continue this process and bring a valuable new cultural dimension to the festival. We have a diverse range of authors from all parts of the country who will be participating on both days. The Prose Bed should attract anyone who is interested in reading or writing, or indeed, by those festival goers who would like to take a breather and relax on a sumptuous throw cushion’
The Belladrum festival, which is set in beautiful rolling parkland near Beauly, is now in its eighth year and has become a firmly established independent arts event in the Scottish cultural calendar, with an attendance of about 14,000. Visit the Belladrum website for more information!