Gaelic Drama Summer School returns to Misty Isle

Sgoil-Shamhraidh Dràma, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Gaelic Drama Summer School is back!  After two years of online delivery, Portree in the Isle of Skye is the venue for this residential event which will run from Monday 4th until Friday 8th July open to secondary school-aged Gaelic speakers.  

With support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland the School will be under the artistic direction of Mairi Morrison, assisted by Rachel Kennedy. Both women, from the Isle of Lewis, have many years’ experience between them of working with young people, developing their skills in different aspects of drama work.  The focus of the School this year will be on storytelling, linking in with Scotland’s Year of Stories.

Angus Macleod, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer, co-ordinates the delivery of the School. He commented “Since its inception in 2008, young Gaelic speakers aged 12-17 have had the opportunity to come to Portree and learn a variety of drama skills useful for stage and screen.  With a team of tutors and supervisors fluent in Gaelic, it’s also an excellent opportunity for participants to develop their fluency in the language.”

Shona MacLennan, CEO, Bòrd na Gàidhlig said: “We are delighted to support this project which is so important for young people.  It offers them a chance to use their Gaelic outwith school and also adds to the aims of the National Plan to normalise Gaelic. Furthermore, it adds to wellbeing and we hope that everybody enjoys the Summer School.”

For more information or to secure a place please visit the Fèisean nan Gàidheal website www.feisean.org/en/gaelic-drama-summer-school/ or contact Drama Officer, Angus Macleod angus@feisean.scot before the application deadline on Monday 20th June.

The Gaelic Drama Summer School is produced by Gaelic traditional arts organisation, Fèisean nan Gàidheal and is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.

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