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Soup And A Story

Soup And A Story is Braw Clan's flagship community project. Working in partnership with lunch clubs for older people, we provide a warm welcome, a free lunch and a live performance of a Scots story by a professional actor.

Packed village halls in Roberton and Biggar recently heard stories read by Robin Laing, James Mackenzie, Michael Mackenzie and Joyce Falconer. Soup And A Story comes to Braehead and Carnwath lunch clubs from August 2023.

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Soup And A Story

Soup And A Story is Braw Clan's flagship community project. Working in partnership with lunch clubs for older people, we provide a warm welcome, a free lunch and a live performance of a Scots story by a professional actor.

Packed village halls in Roberton and Biggar recently heard stories read by Robin Laing, James Mackenzie, Michael Mackenzie and Joyce Falconer. Soup And A Story comes to Braehead and Carnwath lunch clubs from August 2023.

"The soup, company and story
were all so good."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

The ongoing effects of the pandemic, lack of public transport and the current cost of living crisis put many rural older people at risk of poor emotional and physical health.

Running once a month, Soup And A Story offers a homemade meal, entertainment and social connection.

Our first season, funded by Clyde Wind Farm and SSE Renewables, ran in Biggar and Roberton and featured the work of Robert McLellan. Based on his memories of growing up on his grandparents’ fruit farm near Lanark, the Linmill Stories are a glimpse into a vanished world.

Writer Donald Campbell said "Robert McLellan wasn’t just a playwright, he was something else – something different, something special." We think the same applies to older people in Clydesdale, and Soup And A Story is designed to delight them.

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"The soup, company and story were all so good."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

The ongoing effects of the pandemic, lack of public transport and the current cost of living crisis put many rural older people at risk of poor emotional and physical health.

Running once a month, Soup And A Story offers a homemade meal, entertainment and social connection.

Our first season, funded by Clyde Wind Farm and SSE Renewables, ran in Biggar and Roberton and featured the work of Robert McLellan. Based on his memories of growing up on his grandparents’ fruit farm near Lanark, the Linmill Stories are a glimpse into a vanished world.

Writer Donald Campbell said "Robert McLellan wasn’t just a playwright, he was something else – something different, something special." We think the same applies to older people in Clydesdale, and Soup And A Story is designed to delight them.

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"The soup, company and story were all so good."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

The ongoing effects of the pandemic, lack of public transport and the current cost of living crisis put many rural older people at risk of poor emotional and physical health.

Running once a month, Soup And A Story offers a homemade meal, entertainment and social connection.

Our first season, funded by Clyde Wind Farm and SSE Renewables, ran in Biggar and Roberton and featured the work of Robert McLellan. Based on his memories of growing up on his grandparents’ fruit farm near Lanark, the Linmill Stories are a glimpse into a vanished world.

Writer Donald Campbell said "Robert McLellan wasn’t just a playwright, he was something else – something different, something special." We think the same applies to older people in Clydesdale, and Soup And A Story is designed to delight them.

"Outstanding! The story and language were so evocative."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"Fabulous soup and cakes. Lovely atmosphere and James read so well."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"I very much enjoyed the story and the discussion afterwards."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

Want us to come to your club?

Soup And A Story is a simple, flexible format that works for all kinds of lunch clubs. We start with soup, cakes and conversation. Then it's time for the story, which is around 15 - 20 minutes long, followed by a short chat with the actor and a group discussion.

Our next sessions run monthly in Braehead and Carnwath from August 2023 to March 2024, funded by Awards For All Scotland.

If you think Soup And A Story could be a good fit for your lunch club, we'd love to hear from you. The first step is to get in touch here.

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"Loved this very much and found it most interesting."

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"Great day out. First class once again."

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"All in all a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon."

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"A very welcome way of bringing folk together and a valuable discussion."

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"Took a bit to tune in but really great once I did. Really enjoyed it."

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"The story was so full of memories – and words that have such meaning."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

Gripping stories, in Scots.

Braw Clan's actors work far and wide, performing for companies like Shakespeare's Globe, the BBC, ITV and Netflix. But Clydesdale is our home. When we turn up to do a play in your village hall, you better believe we're going to make it a night to remember.

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"After watching the play, I feel re-energised about my village and sharing our stories."

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"When I was young speaking Scots was not allowed. Seeing this play made me very happy."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"I wasn't sure before I came but I really enjoyed the story and hearing the Scots language."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

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Gripping stories, in Scots.

Braw Clan's actors work far and wide, performing for companies like Shakespeare's Globe, the BBC, ITV and Netflix. But Clydesdale is our home. When we turn up to do a play in your village hall, you better believe we're going to make it a night to remember.

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"After watching the play, I feel re-energised about my village and sharing our stories."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"When I was young speaking Scots was not allowed. Seeing this play made me very happy."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"I wasn't sure before I came but I really enjoyed the story and hearing the Scots language."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

illustrated badges deep green

Gripping stories, in Scots.

Braw Clan's actors work far and wide, performing for companies like Shakespeare's Globe, the BBC, ITV and Netflix. But Clydesdale is our home. When we turn up to do a play in your village hall, you better believe we're going to make it a night to remember.

Sign up for our fortnightly newsletter to find out what's on.

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"After watching the play, I feel re-energised about my village and sharing our stories."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"When I was young speaking Scots was not allowed. Seeing this play made me very happy."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

"I wasn't sure before I came but I really enjoyed the story and hearing the Scots language."

AUDIENCE MEMBER

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