WATCH: A Book Week Scotland Gift to Scottish Care Homes

December 26, 2021

The Bakehouse Community Arts and Saraband Books have collaborated on a film specifically designed to entertain Care Home residents across Scotland during Book Week Scotland, November 16th – 22nd 2020 and beyond.

The Bakehouse Community Arts’ film is called ‘A Letter to my Younger Self’

A feast of poetry and songs residents might have enjoyed when younger. Singer and performer Tony Bonning is joined by Scottish-based writers Tom Pow and Gerda Stevenson, with celebrity performers actor Annette Badland and Gyles Brandreth reading poems loved by older family or friends.

Saraband’s film is called ‘A Night of Song and Story’

Stories, poetry and songs to warm hearts and make residents smile as the nights get colder. Authors Olga Wojtas and Chris Dolan (accompanied by Moira Levin) share stories and poetry, and actor Annie Grace reads some classic Burns poetry. The readings are accompanied by traditional music from Chris Dolan, Kirsty Grace, Annie Grace, Karine Polwart and Corinna Hewa.