Monday, 25 September 2017

Mary Contini Literary Lunch

Heart-warming, moving and filled with laughter and love, Dear Alfonso is a wonderful celebration of food, family and friendship.

Mary Contini is the bestselling author of numerous books about Italian life and cooking, including Dear Francesca, Dear Olivia, Valvona & Crolla: A Year at an Italian Table and The Italian Sausage Bible. She also co-wrote the acclaimed East Peasy children's cookery books with Pru Irvine and has appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes.

A second generation Italian, Mary grew up in Cockenzie, East Lothian, third oldest of a family of eight. She has been recognised by the Italian Government with the award of Cavaliere for services to Italy.

Join Mary for a Literary Lunch on Thursday 30th November at Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux, Muirfield, Gullane, EH31 2EG. 

Tickets - £5 including tea, coffee on arrival and talk only. Limited availability.

Tickets - £55 including tea, coffee on arrival, two course lunch, glass of wine and a signed copy of Dear Alfonso

  • Arrival at 11am for tea and coffee
  • 11.30 Talk with Mary Contini
  • 12.30 Two Course Lunch with glass of wine

Full prepayment required and non-refundable

Tel:      01620 842144

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Hike across the Pyrenees

This summer Duncan Priddle, Countryside Officer, achieved his long held ambition of hiking the entire length of the Pyrenees on the GR11, the famous long distance route that runs along the Spanish side of the mountain range.

Join Duncan as he presents an illustrated talk on the magnificent scenery, landscapes and wildlife as well as the practicalities and physical challenge of undertaking a 6-week trek.

Thursday 12th October, 7pm, Star Room, John Gray Centre, Haddington.

Free event with Donations to Water Aid Charity on the night.