Thanks for Banks
Get your tickets now for the inaugural Banks night.
The Spree festival is holding a Banks supper to mark the 30th anniversary of Iain Banks’novel Espedair Street.
His book, which is about a rock band from Paisley, will be celebrated at the event. While Burns Night is an annual highlight of the Scottish calendar, there isn’t an evening set aside to commemorate a more contemporary Scottish writer.
The late Iain Banks was one of the most-loved authors of the modern age, popular across political and cultural divides, with an output that touched so many people.
At the Banks supper, there will be music, words, food and whisky to enjoy.
It is hosted by Alan Bissett (above) and he will be joined by writer and friend of Banks, Ken MacLeod, composer Gary Lloyd, writer and Banks expert Stuart Kelly and Marie Collins of The Vegan Leather.
The event takes place at Paisley Arts Centre, on October 13, at 7.30pm.
Tickets, priced £20, are available at www. thespree.co.uk/events