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‘Sip and swap’ event for Glasgow bookworms aims to raise vital funds for aid in Ukraine

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Book-lovers in Glasgow are being invited to help raise funds for the aid effort in Ukraine at a ‘Sip and Swap’ event.

West end venue Oran Mor will host the fundraiser in aid of the British Red Cross Ukrainian fund, where bookworms are asked to bring four books to swap for four others.

The event on Tuesday April 19 will be hosted by environmentalist and broadcaster Heather Suttie, founder of Bookface, an online book group which has more than 2000 members from all over the world.

Suttie said: “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.”

Colin Beattie, owner of Oran Mor 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.”

The event is the sister to the popular Bookface Book Swap Brunches, which take place the first Saturday of each month at Glaschu and have seen a number of guests and hosts including the BBC’s Sally Magnusson and award-winning author and journalist Maggie Ritchie.

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


The event is ticketed and runs from 6-9.30pm on Tuesday 19th April. To book tickets at £20 including a glass of fizz on arrival, entry to the lucky dip and booking fee, please visit Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3x6p7bM