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The Belmont

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49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF
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Culture Cafe: Bernard MacLaverty

Culture Cafe moves to Belmont Filmhouse during Music Hall Transformation Pop in to Belmont Filmhouse during your lunch hour, take a break from shopping or meet up with some friends for a relaxing hour of writers’ talks. Bernard MacLaverty is a renowned and much loved novelist and short story writer, born in Ireland but living in Glasgow for many years. His connection with Aberdeen is also strong - he was the University’s Writer-in-Residence in the 1980s. His short stories have been compared to those of Chekhov and his novels include Cal and Lamb, both of which have been made into successful films. This year he publishes his first new novel in 16 years, Midwinter Break. It has been favourably received by the likes of Colm Toibin and Richard Ford and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

Wed 8 Nov

£8.80

Culture Cafe: Louise Welsh

Culture Cafe moves to Belmont Filmhouse during Music Hall Transformation Pop in to Belmont Filmhouse during your lunch hour, take a break from shopping or meet up with some friends for a relaxing hour of writers’ talks. Louise Welsh is an award-winning novelist, renowned for her exquisitely-crafted psychological thrillers, from her first book, The Cutting Room to her most recent, A Lovely Way to Burn. Awards include the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award, the John Creasey Memorial Dagger and the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award. She has written libretti for Scottish Opera - Ghost Patrol and The Devil Inside, as well as a number of plays for stage. She is currently Professor in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and she is a relaxed and entertaining reader of her own work. Book for all four Culture Cafes - Pay for only three

Wed 6 Sep

£8.80

The Belmont

Aberdeen's Belmont, formerly the Trades Hall, was first converted to a cinema in 1910. Now managed by the Centre for the Moving Image.

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