Innovation in action event – come along!

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Welcome to my July posting, no recipe this month, but an invitation to join me and some wonderful Fife people to celebrate IAD 2016 please read on and join me at Lindores Abbey on Friday 26th August e mail with any questionsct@christophertrotter.co.uk or just book now!

Thanks

Christopher

 

Douglas Dunn Christopher Trotter

Brian Johnstone Drew Mckenzie Smith

John Sampson Gareth Roberts

This August, in the last days of summer, a group of artists and businesses in Fife combine their skills and innovations in celebration of the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design on the site of Fife’s newest distillery at Lindores Abbey.

Friar John Cor by order of the King, to make Aqua Vitae VIII bolls of malt.

Earliest written record of Scotch Whisky, 1494. http://www.lindoresabbey.com/

Douglas Dunn, winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and founder of St Andrews University creative writing courses, together with Brian Johnstone, a founder of the StAnza Poetry Festival and with his own acclaimed poetic voice, will perform their accessible and engaging poetry.

Among the finest of our poets – Melvyn Bragg

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/douglas-dunn

A Poetic master… a skilled builder – The Scotsman

http://brianjohnstonepoet.co.uk/

Music will be provided by multi-instrumentalist John Sampson, well known as both an actor and the collaborator of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. John’s performance will range across many styles but will include tunes from the period when the Lindores monks were distilling the original whisky.

A bewildering array of recorders, crumhorns, pipes and

whistles…leaves audiences entranced – Sevenoaks Literary

http://www.johnsampson.co.uk/

Drew Mckenzie Smith is building on the legacy of whisky distilling at Lindores by creating a unique whisky, and will share the story of design and innovation in the new building as well as some of the Abbey’s history. He is joined by Gareth Roberts from Organic Architects in Hellensburgh, specialists in ecologically aware community buildings, who will discuss the design of the new distillery

Fife Food Ambassador Christopher Trotter will talk on the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and how it is being recognised in Fife. He will also provide a local food experience to bring all the evening’s themes together.

This unique collaboration is not to be missed by those interested in any aspect of the arts. Hosted by Drew & Helen Mckenzie Smith, the celebration will be held in the grounds of the ancient abbey but with provision for wet weather

The ticket price for the evening will include:

welcome drinks & nibbles

readings from two leading poets

eclectic musical performance

Local food & wine

short talk on the new distillery

short talk on the architectural design

Friday, 26 August 2016 from 19:00 to 22:00 Tickets: £25 all inclusive

Lindores Abbey Distillery, Abbey Road, Newburgh, Fife KY14 6HH

book here

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