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THE BAIRN

Elaine Whitesides is a Cullercoats born author now living in Nottingham. This vividly written account of growing up in Cullercoats, published by IRON Press, is both a description of a unique community and a microcosm of postwar 1950s Britain, an era within many people’s memories, but also seeming strangely distant. The book has been reprinted specially for the festival. Elaine will also run a workshop on memoir writing (see Sunday evening. We are delighted to welcome back our very own sea shanty quartet, The Keelers, locally based but with an international reputation for fantastic harmonies.
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THE BAIRN Cullercoats Crescent Club
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