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Bearspotting with Michelle Robinson

Date: 21 August 2017

Location: Village Theatre East Kilbride

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Bearspotting with Michelle Robinson 21 August 2017 11:00-11:45am Free, but ticketed Village Theatre East Kilbride

Become a bear spotter with the help of Michelle Robinson's wonderful, laugh-out-loud A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting. Take part in fun games and crafts as you learn all about our lumbering furry friends. Get out of your cave and along to this event to make sure you’re fully prepared for a visit to Bear Country!

Michelle Robinson is the author of several successful picture books including the Sainsbury’s award-winning There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes.

Ages 2-4 with an adult.

Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Cost: Free, but ticketed

East Kilbride: a story of success

Date: 24 June 2017 - 27 August 2017

Every day

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 10:00 - 20:00

East Kilbride: a story of success 24 June - 27 August 2017 10:00am-8:00pm Free admission East Kilbride Arts Centre

East Kilbride: a story of success

Celebrating the 70th birthday of East Kilbride New Town, this social history exhibition mixes photographs of the town through the seven decades from 1947 to 2017 with artifacts on display from the town's history.

Cost: Free admission

Read The Past Imagine the Future

Date: 24 April 2017 - 03 December 2017

Every day

Location: All Libraries in South Lanarkshire

Read The Past Imagine the Future 24 April - 3 December 2017

Read The Past Imagine the Future

Read The Past Imagine the Future is something new at your local library.

In this Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture libraries are launching a new campaign to encourage more people to get reading.

The Read The Past Imagine the Future campaign supported by the Scottish Library and Information Council*, will be live in libraries in South Lanarkshire from 24 April to 3 December 2017.

Read the Past Imagine the Future aims to raise awareness among people of all ages to discover what their local library offers, including book lending, computers and IT facilities, e-books, newspapers and magazines, author events, children’s activities, reading groups, local and family history resources and employment support. It also aims to encourage reading throughout communities across Scotland and to widen knowledge of local and national history. 

The seven month Scottish national reading promotion will include fiction, non-fiction and will celebrate Scotland’s rich heritage, history and culture of writing and reading. Stock will include local and national history and local authors as well as stock that focuses on our heritage and depicts images and ideas of the future. 

Gerry Campbell, General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture said: 

“With this campaign, we want to inspire people to visit their local library and pick up a new book and enjoy reading for the pleasure it brings.  It’s amazing how much books and reading can teach you and open up your imagination.  

“Modern libraries offer something for people of all ages.  We want to connect people to the possibilities and opportunities at their local library, through our books, our people and our technology.  Your local library will be running a competition from the 24 April to 12 November 2017 with winners of the Book Tokens announced during Book Week Scotland."


The competition to win a £50.00 book token runs in libraries across Scotland. To enter - submit a book review at a local library or tweet using #ReadThePast17 and include @southlanarkshirelibraries in the tweet.  A copy of the terms and conditions are available at your local library.

* The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library matters.  For more information on SLIC visit

Cost: Free

ReimagiNation: East Kilbride

Date: 19 August 2017 - 21 August 2017

Every day

Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre

Time: 10:00

ReimagiNation: East Kilbride 19-21 August 2017 Various times Ticketed events £5.00 / £3.50 concession EKAC, EKVT, EK town centre

ReimagiNation: East KilbrideEdinburgh International Book Festival presents ReimagiNation: East Kilbride

Suitable for all ages.

The world's biggest celebration of the written word comes to East Kilbride! The Edinburgh International Book Festival pops up across the town on the second stage of ReimagiNation, a tour of Scotland's New Towns marking 70 years since the passing of the New Towns Act and the reshaping of Scotland following the Second World War.

Some of the best authors around take part in inspiring, eye-opening and entertaining events for audiences of all ages. Launching on the evening of Saturday 19 August, East Kilbride Arts Centre comes alive with words and laughter as events including Unbound, the Book Festival's free cabaret caper, bring local voices and international writers together on stage.

Through Sunday and Monday there's a cluster of great events and workshops for adults, families and schools across both the Village Theatre and The Village Centre itself, including performances of Ishbel McFarlane's interactive theatre experience plan. Both indoors and out there's a range of drop-in activities, stalls and attractions to visit, including a temporary bookshop.

Full programme and ticketing details are announced in June - keep up to date by visiting and follow the Edinburgh International Book Festival on social media.

ReimagiNation: East Kilbride is presented in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and The Village Centre, and is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Non-ticketed events are free.

Cost: Ticketed events £5.00 / £3.50 concession

Summer Pirate Hunt

Date: 24 June 2017 - 27 August 2017

Every day

Location: Calderglen Country Park

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Summer Pirate Hunt 24 Jun - 27 Aug 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm £1.60 Calderglen Country Park

Come along and join in the fun, search the Conservatory, gardens and zoo solving the clues that will solve our Pirate Hunt.

Treasure maps and pirate mask available from the gift shop £1.60.

Suitable for 5-12 year olds or younger if accompanied by an adult.

See what other activities are available at our country parks by downloading the Events Guide.

Cost: £1.60

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