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'Sip and swap' book event for Ukraine at Òran Mór

Money raised will go to the British Red Cross Ukrainian fund

Book-lovers are invited to a fundraising event for Ukraine later this month.

A 'Sip and Swap’ evening is taking place at Òran Mór in the city’s west end on Tuesday, April 19.

Money raised on the night will go to the British Red Cross Ukrainian fund.

The evening is being hosted by former broadcaster, environmentalist and book lover Heather Suttie.

Heather founded Bookface, an online book group which has more than 2000 members from all over the world.

Òran Mór’s newly-refurbished Brasserie restaurant will be the setting for the event.

Proceeds

As well as ticket sales, a luxury raffle will see all proceeds going to the charity’s Ukrainian appeal.

The event is the sister to the hugely popular Bookface Book Swap Brunches which take place the first Saturday of each month in Glaschu.

Book-lovers are invited to the fundraising event
Book-lovers are invited to the fundraising event

Heather said of the West End fundraiser: “This is a great opportunity to enjoy drinks and book chat with fellow readers.

“You can bring any type of book to swap and we’re hoping the evening is a sell-out and that we raise a few thousand pounds for charity, through ticket sales.

“I’m working on the luxury raffle and a lucky dip which includes generous donations of art, dining experiences, signed books, and gifts from health and wellness brands and some of the city’s most loved destinations for brunch, lunch and dinner.”

 

You can bring any type of book to swap and we’re hoping the evening is a sell-out and that we raise a few thousand pounds for charity, through ticket sales.

Heather Suttie

 

Colin Beattie, owner of Òran Mór, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this fundraising Sip and Swap event which Heather is hosting.

“Books and culture are so important for our mental health and wellbeing and it’s great this event is bringing people together to raise funds for such an important cause.”

Bookface Book Swap Brunches have become a popular fixture in the city’s literary calendar.

Host Heather Suttie founded the popular Bookface book events
Host Heather Suttie founded the popular Bookface book events

They see a number of guest authors and hosts including the BBC’s Sally Magnusson and award-winning author and journalist Maggie Ritchie.

Last month, multiple Emmy and BAFTA award-winning film-maker and photographer Doug Allan and Sophie Gravia, the author of ‘A Glasgow Kiss’, were guest speakers.

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