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Soup And A Story
Adapted from Linmill Stories by Robert McLellanWorking in partnership with lunch clubs for older people in rural South Lanarkshire, Soup And A Story provides warmth, a nutritious free meal and a live performance of Robert McLellan's Linmill Stories by a professional actor.Based on the author’s experience of growing up on his grandparents’ fruit farm near Lanark a century ago, the Linmill Stories give us a priceless insight into a vanished world. Writer Donald Campbell said "Robert McLellan wasn’t just a playwright, he was something else – something different, something special." The same applies to rural older people in Clydesdale and this project is designed to celebrate them.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for booking details.Braw Clan is delighted to receive funding for Soup And A Story from SSE Renewables' Sustainable Development Fund, allowing us to team up with lunch clubs in Biggar and Roberton.
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Braw Clan is the Scots language theatre company. Based in the historic market town of Biggar in South Lanarkshire, Braw Clan is a professional company of award-winning writers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, singers, technicians, designers and film makers.What do we do?Speaking Scots and Modern Scots, on stage and on screen, we tell stories inspired by Scotland’s people, the magnificent land around us and the frailty and resilience of the human spirit.What do we believe?The world deserves to hear the Scots language in all its muscular, theatrical glory. Scots deserves to be spoken, sung, flung, heard, written, treasured and used to tell stories, which are the bedrock upon which our relationships, communities and civilisations are built.We believe the Scots language is for everyone who wants to hear it, speak it and enjoy it. You don’t need to be born or live in Scotland to love Scots. Celebrating and facilitating diversity, equality and opportunity for all is at the heart of our work.We believe in people. We believe in stories and heritage. We believe in the Scots language.Put them together and we are Braw Clan. Wur happy tae mak yer acquentance. Hou’s ye daein?
Martin Travers is a playwright and producer. His plays have been produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre, Òran Mór and Scottish Opera. His play Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? for the WAC Ensemble (Scotland's first professionally supported care experienced theatre group) won Best Play For Young Audiences at the Writers' Guild Awards in 2022.Pauline Lynch is an actor and writer. She's performed for the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. Her most recent film, Mind-Set, directed by Mikey Murray, won Best UK Feature at the Manchester International Film Festival. Her debut novel, Armadillos, won the Sceptre Prize for Fiction and her work has been performed on Radio 4.What do you want to see from us?
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