Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival is one of An Lanntair’s flagship cultural events. Each autumn it draws audiences and top-level authors and performers from all across the UK. Please note Faclan 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic.
Faclan 2019 ran from Wednesday 30 October to Saturday 2 November. This year’s theme is Human Nature and the festival will feature extraordinary tales of humanity and landscape, including: Niall Iain Macdonald on his two dramatic solo attempts to row across the Atlantic; Dan Richards on his new book Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth; land-artist Julie Brook on the philosophy behind her dramatic, elemental sea fire-stacks; a celebration of the life, photography and film of the American anthropologist Margaret Fay Shaw; and much more. The festival will open with an exclusive script-in-hand performance of Alan Bissett and sruth-mara’s new theatre adaptation of Alastair McIntosh‘s extraordinary Lewis-set book, Soil and Soul.
Look out for Faclan Oga, our annual programme of events for young people, and Faclan Fringe, an additional programme featuring music, food, and works in progress responding to our festival theme, as well as a Hebridean debut for cult musician Momus’s Unreliable Tour Guide.
Find out more about this year’s programme here – or browse the print programme online below.