Plural Futures: Story-telling event
Thursday 10th December, 6 pm
Join us for an online storytelling session and conversation with Glendale-based story teller Seoras Macpherson and filmmaker Andrew Black, as we explore stories of land and community in Skye and the Highlands. This event is part of the Plural Futures Film commission, a collaboration between Atlas Arts and Skye Climate Action.
We are interested in hearing stories and recollections from across the island, to explore the connections between crofting, land struggle, changes in Gaelic culture, economic pressures, colonial wealth and activism on Skye. Through these conversations, and with an awareness of the current moment of upheaval, we hope to use the film project to begin to imagine different ways of honouring the past and living well together in the future.
Seoras has devoted his life to telling the stories of his native place, and has an invaluable knowledge of Skye history and mythology that is unfortunately fading from collective memory.
If you think you have something to share, we’d be excited to hear from you, but would also welcome you to join and listen. This event will take place online via Zoom. Please sign up via eventbrite.
School of Plural Futures is recruiting participants
Atlas Arts is starting an alternative climate school, consisting of workshops, gatherings, film screenings, walks and online conversations, co-designed by a group of people aged 16-25, living in Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh. The purpose is to create a shared curriculum together exploring climate justice and artistic education - paying close attention to the local context and with a place-centered approach to the Highlands and Islands.
Atlas have funding to support 8 student fellows with stipends, plus individual travel budgets, until July 2021. If you know of anyone aged 16-25 who might like to take part, there is more information here.