Arts organisation ready to ‘Celebrate Linlithgow’

021012 Linlithgow players pre pub pic for cheese and wine evening.
021012 Linlithgow players pre pub pic for cheese and wine evening.

CELEBRATE Linlithgow is well underway with a raft of exciting events planned for the next few weeks.

This weekend will see ‘Plays and Wine’ in Linlithgow Primary School organised by Linlithgow Players, an art workshop in the Burgh Halls, based on the Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibition, and a folk music session in the Black Bitch.

The wide variety on offer also includes a charity Cheese and Wine Fayre from the Rotary Club, guided walks at Linlithgow Palace on Friday and Saturday evenings, Walk’n’Talk around the town organised by Transition Linlithgow, and a lunchtime ‘Ploughman’s Cruise’ on the canal.

Next week, LAMP’s production of ‘‘Guys and Dolls’’ takes off at the Academy Theatre from Monday to Saturday, Quern and Linlithgow Heritage Trust present ‘‘The Linlithgow Story’’ in Queen Margaret Hall on 
Friday, October 19, and the Arts Guild is presenting a classical guitar recital by Sean Shibe in Linlithgow Primary School on Saturday, October 20.

The following weekend, October 26-28, rounds off the popular arts event with a Real Ale Festival in the Four Marys, the Farmers’ Market, a children’s Classic Concert with Owen and Olly and Linlithgow Oxfam Group’s annual folk night.

Celebrate Linlithgow is promoted by Linlithgow Community Arts Association (LCCA).

Colin Hutcheon, secretary of LCCA, said: “I think these events and local organisations make a significant contribution to the quality of life in Linlithgow and make it a great place to live and to visit.

‘‘I hope the festival encourages more people to experience the arts and consider joining one of the many active groups in the community.”

For more detail on events go to www.celebrate-linlith