Soil and Soul

Wed 30 Oct

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This event will consist of a theatre performance followed by a post-show discussion

Alastair McIntosh’s acclaimed book Soil and Soul is a vivid, inspirational account of how his Lewis upbringing shaped his life’s work as a prominent environmental activist. The book’s admirers include Thom Yorke of Radiohead, journalist and activist George Monbiot, who has called it “a world-changing book”, and Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue, who has described Alastair as “a living prophet”. The Sunday Herald likened Soil and Soul to Naomi Klein’s international bestseller No Logo.

Now, leading Scottish playwright Alan Bissett is adapting Soil and Soul for the stage in a production by Lewis-based arts organisation sruth-mara.

To launch this year’s Faclan Fringe, Dolina MacLennan, John Stahl, Elspeth Turner and Daibhidh Walker and Mairi Campbell will perform an exclusive script-in-hand version of Alan’s script, directed by Laura Cameron-Lewis, following a week of rehearsals in Uig and Stornoway. Please join us afterwards for a lively discussion with Alastair, Alan and the whole creative team – your feedback will be a vital part of the development process.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Faclan Fringe is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 programme.

Read more about the creative team here.