Bàtaichean agus Eile (Boats etc), the latest exhibition at Comann Eachdraidh An Rubha, showcases the talent of local craftsmen whose interest in the sea and boats has inspired them to construct impressive models of a variety of types of boat.
The exhibition opened in the Comann Eachdraidh’s area in the Old Knock School – now home to Buth an Rubha, Café Roo and Point and Sandwick Trust – in June and will run for the foreseeable future. It is supported by Point and Sandwick Trust.
The idea for the exhibition came about when John Campbell (Iain Nommie) of Portvoller – the maker of the famous Iolaire model – donated some of his other models of boats to the Comann Eachdraidh.
A pioneering new play, written by Ness resident Ron Coleman, who lives with early-onset dementia, is in rehearsal at An Lanntair.
Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival will support the development of a theatre adaptation of Lewis writer Alastair McIntosh’s book Soil and Soul, it was announced recently.
Alan Bissett, the award-winning playwright, novelist and creator of The Moira Monologues, is adapting Alastair’s acclaimed work which describes how McIntosh’s upbringing on the Isle of Lewis shaped his life’s work as a prominent environmental and land rights activist. The project is being produced by new Lewis-based arts organisation sruth-mara.