Banks Night - Espedair Street

When: Friday 13 October
Cost: £20 + bkg fee*
Where: Paisley Arts Centre

Ticket price includes a dram and a Banks-inspired two course meal 

While Burns Night is an annual highlight on the Scottish Calendar, it's unfortunate that 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 various political and cultural divides, with an output - including ground-breaking sci-fi, classic literary novels and, in his later years, evocative poetry - which touched so many people in Scotland and beyond. 

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Banks's novel Espedair Street, which is set in Paisley, we're hosting the inaugural Banks Night, with music, words, food and whisky - he did, after all, write a book about the stuff - to celebrate this fascinating, idiosyncratic and much-missed provocateur.


Hosted by Alan Bissett

*please note: a £1 service charge per transaction applies for bookings made by phone or online. There is no service charge for tickets purchased in person or for tickets booked by phone and later collected from the Box Office.

Telephone: 0300 300 1210
Paisley Arts Centre
New Street Paisley

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