Thanks for Banks

Paisley Daily Express - - Theti Cket - Sup­per trib­ute to au­thor

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

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