Events - Festival 2021

Meet the Artist

Sunday 8 March, 14:15 - 15:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room
free / ticketed
This event took place in 2020

Meet the filmmakers, poet and musician behind Return to Brownsbank

A quarter of a century after he lived there, the author James Robertson comes back to Brownsbank, former home of Hugh MacDiarmid, one of twentieth-century Scotland’s greatest cultural figures. The two years Robertson spent in the tiny cottage near Biggar were life changing. In this short film, he reflects on MacDiarmid’s legacy, and the continuing significance of a seemingly insignificant place both for himself and for the nation.

This Meet the Artist event will include a screening of the film, before James Robertson, musician Steven Gellatly, and filmmakers Carolyn Scott and Andy Sim talk about the project.

In screening ‘Return to Brownsbank’, we would like to draw attention to the efforts to raise money to restore Brownsbank. More information on this can be found at the Brownbank website.

Steven Gellatly: Carolyn Scott
James Robertson: Marianne Mitchelson
Carolyn Scott: Saskia Robertson
Andy Sim: Carolyn Scott

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Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...