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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Moffat - Looking into the Future (2014)

from Moffat Book Events

Moffat Book Events organising committee is pleased some of the highlights our 2014 programme - below. We will be at Moffat Town Hall this  Wed Nov 27 5-6pm - and delighted to share more detail with people there.

Moffat Book Events
    •  The third in our series of international conferences in partnership with the State Library for Foreign Literature (VGBIL) , Moscow will be held in Moffat 3-5 Oct 2014 to celebrate the bicentenary of Mikhail Lermontov, Russian national Romantic poet descended from the Scottish Learmonth family. The conference will include 
      • panel discussions 
      • a concert of settings of Lermontov songs to music by Tchaikovsky, Grechanin, Glazunov, Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov etc
      •  a reunion of Learmonts for Home Coming Scotland  
      • appearances by the six Scottish poets commissioned to make new translations of Lermontov in association with The Scottish Poetry Library to be published by Carcanet March 2014
      • Films 'Une Coeur en Hiver' and 'Ashik Kerib' based on Lermontov short stories
      • A reenactment of the burning of an effigy of Tsar Nicholas I in the High St by townspeople on the outbreak of the Crimean war Oct 1853
  • 'Moffat in Moscow '  an exhibition of photographs by Maria Buylova of the Gaidar Foundation and interviews with Moffatonians opening in Moscow  22 Oct 2014
  •  MBE will continue to enable a Russian taster course at Moffat Academy
  • MBE will continue to host 'Meet the Author' events, including in association with  local groups to further community aims, such as offering a talk on the history of the Caledonian Railway by David Ross to Reopen Beattock group
The Moffat Gallery

  • An exhibition of Chinese scrolls in the Ming dynasty style by Chinese artist Yao Zhenjuan (pic attached) opens next week at The Moffat Gallery
  • The Moffat Gallery will continue to host 'Meet the Artist' sessions throughout the year
  • The Moffat Gallery is holding a competition for students at Moffat Academy to make a poster welcoming visitors to the gallery

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