places still available at gaelic drama summer school

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Limited places are still available at this year’s Gaelic Drama Summer School.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for a place asap.

Click on the following link to fill in the online application form: SSD15

Open to Gaelic speakers aged between 14 and 18, an Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma provides an excellent platform for teenagers with Gaelic interested in developing acting skills for stage and screen.
No previous drama or acting experience is necessary to apply.

The Gaelic Drama Summer School is residential and will be held in Portree at the beginning of the school summer holidays between Monday 6th July and Friday 17th July 2015. Participants receive tuition in a wide variety of drama skills during the summer school and have lots of fun in the process.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal is delighted that David Walker is to return as Artistic Director for the Summer School. David can regularly be seen treading the boards, recently in the Pròiseact nan Ealan production ‘Sequamur’ and on screen in BBC Alba’s ‘Bannan’. Joining him in the team of tutors is Roddy Nicolson, Gaelic Drama worker with Eden Court Creative in Inverness.

The participants skills will be showcased during a public performance held on the final night which will take place at the Aros Centre in Portree on the 16th of July.

In addition to producing a play participants also get the opportunity to develop and produce a short Gaelic film for FilmG, MG ALBA’s Gaelic short film competition. The group from last year’s summer school had their film ‘Gaol an t-Samhraidh’ nominated in the Best Film and Best Production category in FilmG’s Youth category and Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma participant Willow Iannetta received a commendation for acting in the film.

Fèisean nan Gàidheal are delighted to offer this 11 day residential event at the very reasonable fee of £150 which includes accommodation and meals in addition to the timetabled tuition and activities. We do, however, want to ensure access for as many young people as possible. If cost is a problem, parents and guardians should speak to Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer, Angus Macleod, to discuss possible solutions.

More information and a link to the SSD15 online application form can be found on Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s website at

If you have any questions about the Gaelic Drama Summer School please contact Fèisean nan Gàidheal Drama Officer, Angus Macleod, by e-mailing or phone on 01463 225 559.

An Sgoil Shamhraidh Dhràma receives funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Creative Scotland.

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