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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Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

Winter Talks 2015-16

  • Wednesday September 30 2015 — Melissa Simpson: Hermitage Park: past, present and future
  • Wednesday October 28 — AGM at 7pm; Fraser Noble of McGruers: My family has been building boats since the 11th Century
  • Wednesday November 25 — Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and James Pearson: The Clan Colquhoun and the History of Helensburgh (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • Wednesday January 27 2016 — Lachie Munro: The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland
  • Wednesday February 24 — Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson: Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers
  • Wednesday March 30 — Fiona Baker: Boutcher's Banks — the Genesis of Helensburgh?

Meetings are normally in the upstairs room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm.

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