Tuesday August 28, 2012
Admission free; Donations to Children 1st.
6.15 pm City of Aberdeen Room/James Mackay Hall.
Evening Lecture: Tim Ingold, 'Walking through the Weather-World'
A consideration of ideas of walking, weather and 'The North'.
7.15pm James Mackay Hall Balcony.
Private View of the Festival Photographic Exhibition:
Photographs from the Palestine Walking Group by Bassam Almohor and Scottish Walking Photographs by Richard Cormack, who will be present for the opening.
Wednesday August 29, 2012
Admission £20, concessions £15, advance tickets from Aberdeen Box Office 01224 641122.
Throughout the day copies of books by all festival authors will available in the foyer of the James Mackay Hall and there will be opportunites for signing and informal contact with authors.
10.30 am Conference Centre.
Raja Shehadeh and Robert Macfarlane.
Raja Shehadeh will read from his seminal work on walking and freedom, Palestinian Walks: notes on a vanishing landscape. He will be joined by Robert Macfarlane's consideration of many trackways, ancient and modern, in the north and in the middle east, The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot.
12 noon, James Mackay Hall.
Book signing, Raja Shehadeh and Robert Macfarlane.
12.45pm City of Aberdeen Room.
Film, Luke and John Tchalenko's The Writer and the Flautist (2010), with Raja Shehadeh and Bassam Almohor.
1.15 - 1.45pm leaving from the main gate of King's College.
Artist's Walk, After Aberdeen, devised and led by Tim Brennan.
[Lunch will be available on Campus]
2pm Conference Centre.
Robert Macfarlane in conversation with Peter Davidson
Robert Macfarlane will read from, and talk about, the Northern chapters in The Old Ways: a Journey on Foot, and his growing appreciation of the Aberdeen writer Nan Shepherd and her compelling book on the Cairngorms, The Living Mountain.
3pm Conference Centre.
Andrew Greig - reading of poetry and prose.
The Scottish poet, novelist and mountaineer will read from his works, his celebrated considerations of uplands and lochs, walks, travels and adventures.
4pm James Mackay Hall.
book signing by Andrew Greig.
4.30pm Conference Centre.
Round Table with Robert Macfarlane, Raja Shehadeh, Andrew Greig and Tim Brennan. Tim Ingold, chair.