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Haiku at Helensburgh Library

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Morning-Glory-1HELENSBURGH Library hosted an exhibition called 'Morning Glory', based on the book of Haiku — a form of Japanese poetry — by Alan Spence, illustrated by celebrated artist Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, in November.

The exhibition, which also featured Haiku jewellery by Sheana Stephen, opened on Saturday November 13 and continued until Tuesday November 30. All three were at the West King Street premises for the opening ceremony.

Alan Spence is a much loved novelist as well as being professor of creative writing at Aberdeen University. Dame Elizabeth is the  Queen's Limber in Scotland and considered one of the country's finest artists. The exhibition will include her original artwork.

The name 'Morning Glory' is a popular Japanese flower. The book was edited by Lucinda Prestige and published, price £9.99, by Renaissance Press in which she and Helensburgh man David Bruce are partners. It is also available at Bookworms in East Clyde Street.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 December 2010 13:47 )  

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ASH badgeRobert Layden will talk about the 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One on Wednesday October 29 at 7.30pm. All welcome. AGM at 7pm.

Winter Talks 2014-15

  • Wednesday September 24 2014 — Peter McCaughey: Establishing Helensburgh's Open Air Museum
  • Wednesday October 29 — AGM at 7pm; Robert Layden: The 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One
  • Wednesday November 26 — Ian McKellar: Parkhead and the Garden, Rosneath       

  • Wednesday January 28 2015 — Michael Gallagher: Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary
  • Wednesday February 25 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 25 — Michael Davis: Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal

All meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm

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