Upcoming Events

a gap life 200x30017 July 2016 6:30pm at Main Point Books, 77 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AH
Free event all welcome. Refreshments.
Launch of A Gap Life by David Cooper. Capturing the spirit of the 60s, this is the story of one man’s physical and spiritual journey those extraordinary years. Starting in Aberdeen, finishing in Glencoe, David Cooper travels across Europe, North America and Asia. From a commune in California to the rooftops of Istanbul and Afghanistan, crossing the Karakoram on foot, staying in Tibetan monasteries and remote Sumatran tribal villages, travelling alone, he encounters many iconic 60’s figures.

From R.D. Laing, John Lennon, Mahararishi Mahesh Yogi and Allen Ginsberg, the acknowledged founder of the Beat Generation, David’s travels and meetings give us a unique insight into a fascinating era, one that changed the world.

David Cooper runs Crafts & Things, Glencoe


Past Events


As Canty As Ye Can200x30002 June 2016, 6:30pm
Soutar Talk, “As Canty As Ye Can”
A great evening remembering William Souter featuring Joy Hendry.







DINMagazine322x181 jpg22 December 2015
Launch of DIN Poetry Issue 2
Created by Robin Jones and Gunnar Ofeigsson. The magazine  featured in a digital installation 4-8 March 2015 at Stanza.




evergreen 32x181In December 2015 we were delighted to host an evening of readings from The Evergreen by Peter Kravitz,  Ian McDonagh, Todd McEwen, Mario Relich, Mike Saunders, Morelle Smith and Nancy Somerville.

The new Evergreen will be published in four issues by Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust. Through new poetry, fiction, visual art, and essays on social and cultural issues the project will “explore how literature and the arts support community”. You can buy your copy from Main Point Books.