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    ReimagiNation: Irvine

  • When
    27 August 10:30 - 16:30
  • ReimagiNation: Irvine is a festival bringing stories out of the shadows of the New Town’s infamous architecture, taking place in Portal, Irvine’s new leisure, culture and community centre.

    Produced by the Edinburgh International Book Festival in partnership with North Ayrshire Council, this Festival marks the third stop of an 18 month tour of Scotland’s 5 New Towns with an exciting programme of events, debates, performances, walking tours and more for adults and children.

    From fiction to local history, politics to picture books and even a history of heavy metal, there are events for all ages and all interests as well as plenty of free drop-in activities. There’s even a pop-up Waterstones bookshop in the foyer of Portal.

    ReimagiNation is a chance to tell your story in your town, and hear others from some of the best authors and performers around.

    Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


    Greg Sinclair: A Piece of You
    Sun 27 Aug, 10.30am – 5.30pm (30 minute slots)

    Your New Town Tales
    Sun 27 Aug, 10.30am – 5.30pm

    Dylan the Dog with Guy Parker-Rees
    Sun 27 Aug, 11am - 11:45am

    John Grindrod: Unbuckling Green Belts
    Sun 27 Aug, 11:30am - 12.30pm

    Knightly Tales with Vivian French & David Melling
    Sun 27 Aug, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

    Chris Renwick: The State of Welfare
    Sun 27 Aug, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

    Plan: Build Your New Town
    Sun 27 Aug, 2pm – 3.30pm

    Mary Contini: Food and Family
    Sun 27 Aug, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

    Debate: Irvine – A New Old Town?
    Sun 27 Aug, 5.30pm – 7pm

    Irvine Unbound
    Sun 27 Aug, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

    Shifty McGifty & Slippery Sam with Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton
    Mon 28 Aug, 10.30am - 11:15am

    Michael J Malone & Lisa McInerney: Bloody Underbellies
    Mon 28 Aug, 6pm – 7pm

    Andrew O'Neill: A History of Headbanging
    Mon 28 Aug, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

    Hunting for Treasure with Alice Melvin
    Tue 29 Aug, 10.30am - 11:15am