Falkirk Storytelling Festival

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Thursday 4th October

Ambrose Parry: The Way of All Flesh

2.00pm, Thursday 4 October

Falkirk Library, Hope Street, Falkirk FK1 5AU

Courtesy of Waterstones Falkirk and Falkirk Library, we are delighted to welcome to Falkirk Storytelling Festival Ambrose Parry – the new collaboration between bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and medical historian Marisa Haetzman, with their historical mystery The Way of All Flesh, set in Edinburgh, 1847 – a city of medicine, money and murder.  MORE

Stuart Cosgrove – Harlem 69
Book Launch

7.30pm, Thursday 4 October

The Faw Kirk, Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

Falkirk Storytelling Festival brings acclaimed journalist, broadcaster and soul music afficionado, Stuart Cosgrove, to Falkirk. Stuart’s new novel Harlem 69 is the third book in the series ‘The Soul Trilogy’. It tells the story of late 60’s New York when a raid on tenements across the city leads to the arrest of 21 Black Panther party members and one of the most controversial trials of the era.  MORE…


Friday 5th October

Alex Gray + Doug Johnstone

7.00pm, Friday 5 October Event being rescheduled to 6th December 2018 with Alex Gray only

Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Alex Gray and Doug Johnstone event is having to be rescheduled and will take place in Trinity Church featuring Alex Gray only on 6th December. It is intended that Doug Johnstone give a separate talk at the same venue in the new year. Trinity Church will provide further updates.


Saturday 6th October

Stuart MacBride + Russel D McLean

7.30pm, Saturday 6 October

Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

Join crime writers Stuart MacBride and Russel D McLean as they share a cheeky tipple.

Stuart is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published a short story collection, two novellas, and a picture book.

Russel is the author of the “masterpiece of modern noir” (Euro Crime), Ed’s Dead, and the Dundee‐based J McNee novels. He is a crime writer, freelance editor and general miscreant.


Sunday 7th October

Archie MacPherson
Adventures in the Golden Age

1.00 – 2.00pm, Sunday 7 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

This year marks the 20th anniversary since Scotland last qualified for a major football tournament. Adventures in the Golden Age takes us back to many nail-biting moments well worth remembering. Archie recounts a personal account of high profile personality clashes, managerial rages MORE…

Ian Scott in Conversation:
75 Years A Bairn

3.00 – 4.00pm, Sunday 7 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Falkirk’s well know historian Ian Scott reflects on the changes he’s witnessed in Falkirk over the last 75 years and shares humorous anecdotes about some of the colourful events and characters that have played a part in the history of the Falkirk area.

Join Ian for this insightful look into Falkirk’s past and enjoy the opportunity to ask Falkirk’s historian the questions you’ve always been curious about.