The Silent Weaver: The extraordinary Life and Work of Angus MacPhee told in prose, poetry and film
From: 25/02/2012 To: 25/02/2012 19:00 - 21:00
Location: The Bakehouse, 44 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 2HP
Phone: 01557 814175
Roger Hutchinson with Chrys Salt and a film by Joanne B Kaar
Angus MacPhee was a crofter from South Uist, who spent almost 50 years in a psychiatric hospital in Inverness silently making garments from grass and leaves growing in the hospital grounds. Angus became known as ‘the weaver of grass’.
Award winning author and journalist, Roger Hutchinson traces the life of a remarkable man in a rich, moving and enthralling explanation of mental health, the creative process, human frailty and ancient traditions.
His reading will be counterpointed by a reading of Chrys Salt’s poem Angus MacPhee, Weaver of Grass, the centre-piece of her forthcoming collection.
A short film of craft maker Joanne B Kaar creating replica garments from woven grass will also be shown.
Tickets £8.00 (£7.00 concs)
To book ring 01557 814175, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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