Lochmaddy, North Uist

Date: Thursday 20 September 2018

Venue: Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy

Filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall was in conversation with Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Arts Manager Andy Mackinnon and Shore tour producer Shona Thomson following a screening of the Shore films in the upstairs gallery space. We then had a beautiful moment in the cafe where Berneray-based musician Sophia Dale sang Gaelic songs about the sea. Images: Olivia Gray

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Shore Partner Focus: Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre

The sea and sky dominate our environment and directly influence the artistic and cultural life here.”

Taigh Chearsabhagh sits on the solid rock overlooking the tidal bay that is Lochmaddy (Loch nam Madadh – the Loch of the Dogs). Lochmaddy is the main port of entry to North Uist, and the Centre is situated on the shoreline of a marine Special Area of Conservation. Working with partners like the Hebrides International Film Festival, it was an honour for Shore to be part of Taigh Chearsabhagh’s year-round vibrant and stimulating exhibition and events programme inspired by its island location. Prior to the Shore film screening, Arts Manager Andy Mackinnon introduced recent Taigh Chearsabhagh commissions relating to the sea:

A Confluence - Watch the film here.

Cuan Uibhist / Secret Sea - Watch the film here.

And Lines

Audience Feedback to the Shore event - “Is there anything you would do differently now?”

On the night of the event the weather was quite wild with ‘Storm Callum’ providing dramatic seas and rainfall across the island, but people still headed to the warmth of Taigh Chearsabhagh and the film screenings. After the films and Q&A with filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall, local musician Sophia Dale sang Gaelic songs and refreshments were provided by Taigh Chearsabhagh Cafe. This allowed the opportunity for people to reflect on the impact of the night…

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