Seanachas – the Gaelic word meaning conversation, lore, oral tradition, storytelling, saga and anecdote. Tales from the Hebrides both real and imagined, modern and ancient, as told by its people.
A distinctive series of events created by An Lanntair, Stornoway’s arts centre, highlighting Seanachas, the storytelling tradition of the Hebrides. Activities include a writing competition, community residencies, and a very special live event based on Lewis author Kevin MacNeils novel “The Brilliant and Forever.”
In addition a series of commissions which focus on environmental themes will be presented at the end of the year, with those taking part including songwriter Colin Macleod, marine sculptor Sam MacDonald and Professor Frank Rennie of UHI. Storytelling sessions include the topics of children’s tales, the supernatural and Gaelic song, with a rolling programme of theatre, music and cinema completing the celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, but with a uniquely Hebridean flavour.
Events will take place at various venues across Lewis and Harris with additional online content.