Alan Bissett: Soil & Soul

An Lanntair, Stornoway, Saturday 14 July 2018, 5pm, £5/£4 – BOOK NOW

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Alan Bissett. Photo by Neil Thomas Douglas

Alastair McIntosh’s book Soil & Soul describes how his early years as a ghillie on Lewis shaped his life’s work as a prominent land rights activist. It is now being adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright, novelist and performer Alan Bissett. Alan is travelling around Lewis while on the island performing his hit show (More) Moira Monologues, and is keen to talk to people about both the book and the culture it describes. He is happy to discuss his other work too at this informal meet-the-performer event.

Tha an leabhar aig Alastair McIntosh Soil & Soul ag innse mar a thug na làithean a chaith e na òige mar ghille air oighreachd ann an Leòdhas buaidh air a bheatha a thaobh a bhith gu mòr an sàs ann an còraichean an fhearainn.  Tha an leabhar a-nis gu bhith air a chleachdadh mar dhealbh-chluich leis an sgrìobhadair agus an cleasaiche Alan Bissett. Tha Alan a’ siubhal mun cuairt an eilein fhad ’s a tha e ann a’ dèanamh (More) Moira Monologues, agus tha e airson bruidhinn ri daoine mun leabhar agus mun dualchas a tha e a’ riochdachadh.  Tha e deònach cuideachd bruidhinn mun obair eile sa bheil e an sàs aig an tach artas neo-fhoirmeil seo.

Kirsty Law

Uig Community Centre, Friday 31 August 2018, tickets on door

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sruth-mara is delighted to be hosting the wonderful Kirsty Law at Uig Community Centre on Friday 31 August, as part of a tour promoting her new project Young Night Thought.

Here’s a video of one of Kirsty’s songs by the brilliant Daniel Warren – featuring, appropriately, a rural setting and some sheep:

 

PAST EVENTS

Move ~ Gluasad

Uig Community Centre, Fri 29 June 2018, 8pm
An Lanntair, Stornoway, Saturday 30 June 2018, 8pm
Open rehearsals
Uig Community Centre, Tues 26-Fri 29 June 2018, various times

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Julia Taudevin. Photo by Alex Aitchison

Move ~ Gluasad is an ambitious new theatre work in Gaelic, English and other languages by award-winning theatre maker Julia Taudevin, with collaborators Mairi Morrison and Anna Porubcansky, exploring themes of migration and loss: our loss of loved ones, loss of home, loss of identity, loss of faith and loss of empathy for those other than ourselves. Join Julia, Mairi and Anna for a work-in-progress performance, following a week of development and open rehearsals at Uig Community Centre.

Is e saothair mhòr ùr sa thèatar a tha ann am Move ~ Gluasad sa Ghàidhlig, Beurla agus cànain eile leis an neach-theatar Julia Taudevin, a tha air duaisean a bhuannachadh, le co-obraichean Màiri Mhoireastan agus Anna Porubcansky, a’ sgrùdadh cuspairean mar imrich agus call; call ar luchd-gràidh, call dachaigh, call dearbh-aithne, call creideimh agus call co-fhaireachdainn do dhaoine eile. Thig còmhla ri Julia, Màiri agus Anna airson taisbeanadh ullachadh, an dèidh a bhith fad seachdain ag ullachadh ann an Talla Coimhearsnachd Ùig.

 

Supported by open project funding from Creative Scotland, and presented in association with An Lanntair.
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