Come along to take part in ‘Finding Gaelic’, a lively discussion woven between both Gaelic and English languages, exploring what it’s like to speak Gaelic in Scotland today,
at 2pm on Saturday, 18 November 2017:
‘Finding Gaelic’ aims to make visible the hidden richness and diversity of languages and cultures in Scottish society,
‘Finding Gaelic‘ Part One by Deirdre MacKenna (15 minutes, 2017).
The film ‘Growing up with a Minority Language‘ (6 minutes, 2017) by Maria Garraffa and Timea Watusi, will also be screened in the adjacent gallery.
The event will be introduced by Bernadette O’Rourke and Wilson McLeod who will present new research into how and why people choose to learn the Gaelic language, followed by audience feedback and stories about learning Gaelic in Scotland today. The famous Rockfield tea and cake will be served!
‘Finding Gaelic’ also includes a programme of film screenings, screening continuously from 11am until 7pm on 17, 18 and 19 November:
Drop in to to The Rockfield Centre in Oban to see two new short films which tell stories about the unseen aspects of learning languages, and the anxieties, emotions and challenges involved in being a Gaelic speaker in Scotland today:
‘Finding Gaelic’ is part of The New Speaker Studio, and is organised by Deirdre MacKenna in partnership with Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot Watt University), Wilson McLeod (Edinburgh University) and the COST New Speakers’ Network. It is part of the Languages Lost and Found programme within the Being Human Festival, and also The Oban Winter Festival.