Gerda Stevenson at Celtic ConnectionsDove Tales started off 2019 with an event at Celtic Connections featuring the multi-talented poet, actor and director Gerda Stevenson and her poems about war.
Remembering John MacleanMusician Pauline Bradley was the driving force behind Dove Tales' partnership with Maclean 100, a group dedicated to remembering Glasgow revolutionary John Maclean, who was imprisoned for opposing conscription in World War One. Our event was at the Griffin Bar in Glasgow in April.
Big Lit Festival, The HolocaustDove Tales returned to the Big Lit festival in Gatehouse of Fleet featuring an event about the Holocaust with an interview with Angela Shapiro of Gathering the Voices on her mother-in-law, Gretl, a Kindertransport child who became a noted potter.
Mayday peace picnicDove Taler Pauline Bradley with Shaun Moore and companion at the Scottish Peace Network Mayday peace picnic on
Glasgow Green. Dove Tales provided poets and picnic food.
Mandela, man of peaceNelson Mandela started off as a freedom fighter, but brought peace to South Africa through talk. This event at the Scotia Bar in Glasgow in June featured South African novelist and academic Zoe Wicomb, storyteller Paddy Hanrahan and writer Jen Gray with music by Brian McFall and Jamie Wilson.
Beyond Borders FestivalDove Tales curated a three part competition for the Beyond Borders Festival at Traquair House in August. Judge Jean Rafferty gave a workshop for some of the winners and she and Maria Marchidanu ran the Dove Tales stall in the Walled Garden.
Gandhi, the man who changed the worldThe Man Who Changed the World, our event at the Indian Consulate in Edinburgh in October, commemorated Mahatma Gandhi on the 150th anniversary of his birth, looking at his philosophy of non-violence and the way it changed political activism for ever.
Day of the Dead 2019Our 2019 Day of the Dead at the Scottish Writers' Centre in Glasgow's CCA was the launch of our second anthology, Bridges Or Walls? which examines the choices we make when millions are on the move in the world because of war.
Far at Wigtown Book FestivalFar, based on an essay by Margaret Elphinstone and focusing on the question of the effect of war on climate change, was Dove Tales' contribution to Wigtown's Book Festival Fringe in October at the Quaker Meeting House,
Edinburgh anthology launch at Lighthouse BooksWe launched our second anthology, Bridges Or Walls? at the Lighthouse Bookshop in Edinburgh.