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      2018

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections, 20th January 2018

Launch of our anthology

Anne Connolly & Ray Evans at the launch of A Kind of Stupidity, Waterstones, Byres Rd, Glasgow, 22nd Feb.2018

A Kind of Stupidity

The Edinburgh launch of our anthology, A Kind of Stupidity, at Lighthouse Books, 7th March 2018

Launch of You Don't Look British

Maria Marchidanu at the launch of her anthology, You Don't Look British, at Scotia Bar, 27th March, 2018

Big Lit, Gatehouse of Fleet

Robin Yassin-Kassab at Big Lit Festival, Gatehouse of Fleet, 21st April 2018

Wigtown Spring Book Weekend

Ellen McAteer at Reading Lasses, Wigtown Spring Book Weekend, 6th May 2018

Eve of Destruction Party

Eve of Destruction Party, Scotia Bar, 25th June 2018

Undersea Defence Technology letter a

A card with Eleasah Ridley's Blue Dove and Kathryn Metcalfe's poem, Men Who Weep, was given to delegates at the Undersea Defence Technology letter and protest, June 2018

Unison Family Fun Day

Dove Tales was part of Unison's Family Fun Day at New Lanark on 19th August

Beyond Borders at Traquair

Dove Tales took part in the Beyond Borders Festival at Traquair House in Innerleithen on 25th and 26th August

lee gershuny

Our event for the Palestinians in the Scottish Poetry Library on 16th September was dedicated to the memory of the late Lee Gershuny, poet and playwright.

UN Declaration of Human Rights

Wigtown Book Festival at Reading Lasses. This event explored the UN Declaration of Human Rights through poetry, music and film on 29th September. Part of global event, Read a Poem to a Child.

Day of the Dead 2018

Our Day of the Dead event at the Scottish Writers' Centre in Glasgow's CCA was dedicated to conscientious objectors, a forgotten group in all the remembrances of World War One

war to end all wars

Our event at the beautiful St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh featured readings by many poets, a poetry film by Lesley Traynor with specially composed music by Joseph Peach, and an exhibition of photographs of Iraq by Angela Catlin. It was part of St Giles' remembrance month and was funded by Lush Charity Pot.

jamal khashoggi

We in Dove Tales were as shocked as the rest of the world by the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. Our event in the Scotia bar in Glasgow looked at Khashoggi's courage as a writer and Saudi disregard for human rights.

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