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
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