Scots

Remembering the Legacy of Duncan Williamson as Part of National Storytelling Week

It’s fitting that Scotland’s national Centre for storytelling is honouring one of its most memorable enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to enjoy his stories told live, as well as a workshop to empower you to tell these fantastic tales. A three-fold exhibition of visual art, poetry and folk music brings to life the legacy of storyteller Duncan … Continued

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Burns Night – Celebrating the Nation’s Favourite Scot

It’s that time of the year, when Scots and Scots-at-heart gather to celebrate one of the country’s lyrical sensations and national treasure, Robert Burns. Born on a stormy night in Alloway on the 25th of January 1759, the 18th Century poet continues to touch people with his timeless prose, illustrating topics such as injustice, hypocrisy … Continued

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‘The Demon Drink’! New Spoken Word Show Shines Spotlight on Alcohol in Scottish Society

Thu 19 April | 7.30pm (1hr) | Scottish Storytelling Centre | Ages 16+ Glaswegian Performer, writer and theatre maker Martin O’Connor presents his new spoken word and sound performance, The Mark of the Beast. Both entertaining and politically astute, the show explores society’s relationship with alcohol and outlines its impact on Scottish male identity, family attitudes … Continued

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THE CARRYING STREAM FESTIVAL: HAMISH MATTERS

The 16th Carrying Stream Festival celebrates the ideas and achievements of Hamish Henderson – folklorist, cultural activist and father of the modern Scottish folk renaissance. Key features this year for the 16th celebration include a concert by Irish singer songwriter Tommy Sands, the annual Hamish Henderson Lecture, events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death … Continued

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Fringe 2017: Gavin Paul Q&A

After a fantastic run last year and nomination for the Scottish Arts Club 2016 Best Production Award, the Centre is delighted to have this fantastic exploration of the real Robert Burns back for the Fringe to tantalise old and knew Bard fans alike. Performer Gavin Paul answered some quick questions for us. How would you … Continued

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Fringe 2017: Alan Bissett Q&A

On this date next month, the Storytelling Centre’s first Festival Fringe performance will take to the stage – and it’s only Moira fae Falkirk, back with another slice of home truths on the state of the world as we know it… Creator Alan Bissett answered some quick questions for us. How would you describe your … Continued

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