From Robert Burns to Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson to Arthur Conan Doyle, Muriel Spark and Iain Banks through to contemporary bestselling writers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Ali Smith and 2021 Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart, Scotland’s rich literary reputation and heritage is indisputable. Curated in collaboration with creator and host of BBC Scotland’s The Big Scottish Book Club Damian Barr and hosted by Sam Baker, we present some of Scotland’s most exciting writers at work today: Booker-shortlisted novelist Graeme Macrae Burnet (Case Study), poet Janette Ayachi (Hand Over Mouth Music) and debut novelist Graeme Armstrong (The Young Team).

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Case Study


Cheltenham Town Hall, Pillar Room

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.


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