One Woman Show at Tynron Village Hall


Date(s) - 10/06/2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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by Ishbel McFarlane at Tynron Village Hall on Friday 10th June at 7.30.

Tickets are £9 ( £7 for under 18’s). Available to buy from Midsteeple- Dumfries, Watson’s Grocers- Moniaive, Penpont Tea Room- Penpont and from Jill 

IMG_1972 Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. And yet, by its own nature, it’s always social. Who owns it? Who appoints it? Who governs it? And why?

In this one-woman show about Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents a pile of fragments- collected stories, interviews, memories, characters and attitudes- to challenge and disrupt our expectations and prejudices about language.

By interrogating the history of Scots and the ways in which it is taught and subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages.

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“An engaging, heart-warming piece which is a lovingly made look at language as a living, pulsating, external thing as natural as breathing.” – The List

 “A witty, intelligent and interesting discussion on the subject of language”- Darrow

“A passionate call to arms for the study and preservation of minority languages” – The Times

“McFarlane is engaging as herself and as the linguists, philosophers and writers she embodies” – The Skinny

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