argyll & lochaber gaelic drama festival

Friday 1st May 2015

Pupils from across Lochaber and Argyll will gather together at 1:00pm on Tuesday the 5th of May for an afternoon of Gaelic drama in The Corran Halls, Oban.

Now in its ninth year, the project provides youngsters with an opportunity to learn new skills, whilst putting together a brand new play.

This year, the following primary schools are involved in the project:

Rockfield Primary School, Oban
Fort William Gaelic Primary School
Acharacle Primary School
Mallaig Primary School
Sandbank Primary School, Dunoon

Some of the schools are contributing two plays to the project this year, meaning a total of 8 plays will be showcased – with topics ranging from Japan, Australia and even a new take on the classic, Macbeth.

Dougie Beck, who is involved with drama at Fèisean nan Gàidheal, has been working in many of the school that are taking part,
“Some of the children involved this year have been taking part since the very first project back in 2006. We strongly believe that drama is an excellent tool for developing a wide range of skills – public speaking, self-confidence, teamwork and behaviour among them; every year it’s encouraging to see that they will then go on to high school with new skills that will be beneficial to them in the years ahead”.

Although the showcase isn’t competitive, the children will be given a small memento to remind them of their hard work. Our panel of drama and arts experts will give their thoughts on the plays.

Admission to the drama exhibition is free (although donations are welcome). For more information, contact Calum MacMillan on 01463 225 559 or at calum@feisean.org

Creative Scotland The Scottish Government Highlands and Islands Enterprise Bòrd na Gaidhlig Highland Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Argyll & Bute Council