An Audience with Dixe Wills - Author of Tiny Stations

Date Occurs 26/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Time 7pm
Age range
Admission £5

Dixe Wills’ whistle stop tour of Britain’s railway request stops – the stations where trains will only come to a halt if you hail them – from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland. Based on his bestselling book Tiny Stations, which was made into the popular Channel 4 series Paul Merton’s Secret Stations, Dixe explores the half-abandoned stops that afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared.

The talk includes the chilling tale of an encounter near Scotland’s remotest station in which a bizarre situation spiralled so completely out of control that he seriously wondered whether he would ever see the light of day again. Dixe is the author of ten non-fiction books, many of which are genre-bending travel works, including Tiny Islands, Tiny Histories and At Night. He also writes travel articles for The Guardian and a host of other newspapers and national publications.

Venue Information

  • The Dick Institute
  • Elmbank Ave
  • Kilmarnock
  • East Ayrshire
  • KA1 3BU
  • Tel: 01563 554300
  • Get directions
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Wheelchair access Yes
Disabled toilet facilities Yes
Museum and Gallery spaces Yes
Central lending library Yes
Permanent collections - local & social history, natural sciences & archaeology Yes
Temporary displays & changing exhibitions Yes
Events & workshops Yes
Car parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Temporary & permanent museum & art displays Yes
Contemporary and fine art displays Yes
School & group visits welcome by appointment Yes
You may also like
  • To :
  • Your Email :
  • Subject:
  • Please Describe: