Gelos Duo concert

Arran’s Music Society has now decided by unanimous vote at the Annual General Meeting to change its name to Music Arran. This is snappier, and I hope will convince the doubters, especially younger doubters, that the society is not a bunch of old fuddy-duddies. “Music” does not just mean “classical” music. However, October’s offering, in …

The Arts on Arran

by Eileen Kerr For the last 6 years I have worked as a Project Manager within the arts sector, after graduating with Film and Media from the University of Stirling. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a wide range of artists practising various art forms, from visual artists, musicians, physical theatre performers, circus artists, …

Arran actor in BBC series

Many will remember Paul Tinto who, as a young actor at Arran High School played Marius in Les Miserables and Tony in West Side Story. Paul is appearing as Corporal Chris Dimarco in a new BBC drama starting on 1st October, The Last Post. Written by BAFTA winner Peter Moffat for BBC One, The Last …

Book Review: Danube by Claudio Magris

Danube by Claudio Magris, Vintage paperback. Claudio Magris is little known in Britain, but on the Continent, and especially in his native Italy, he is a celebrated writer, critic and academic, and winner of many literary awards. Danube, first published in Italian in 1986 and in English translation three years later, is his magnum opus, …

Corrie Film Club

Corrie Film Club Please note that, due to a clash with the McLellan Festival, the date of this film has changed to Sunday September 17th. The film on 10th 17th September is American Honey (2016, UK, directed by Andrea Arnold, 150 mins, Cert 15). Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a travelling …

Last Word

“If we lose the railways … we have forgotten how to live collectively.” Tony Judt, philosopher and historian.

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

Tim Pomeroy at work

Running maintenance to the Sillar memorial seat on Kildonan shore (erected 2008). For those who don’t know it, the inscription from Kahlil Gibran reads ‘does the song of the sea end on the shore or in the hearts of those who listen?’ Tim, man of many talents, is also organising a poetry reading at Altachorvie, …

Jan Inglis Art Show

A date for the diary Friday 25 – Monday 28 August, 11-6 in Corrie Hall. Come and see Jan’s wonderful seascapes! Jan says that “earth, sea & sky are influenced by light. In painting I am attempting to express this fluid complexity. The most important considerations I have when working are the presence of light and …