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Following Falkirk’s success at the Creative Place Awards in 2014, Falkirk Community Trust has welcomed back writer and playwright Alan Bissett as lead artist on its creative ‘Falkirk Story’ project.
‘Falkirk Story’ is one of three projects created to showcase and nurture the wealth of creative talent living and working in the Falkirk area. It seeks to create a dialogue between the communities resident in the area and the thousands of commuters who pass through Falkirk every day.
Since last year, Alan has been working with local writers from the area to create Alight Here: An Anthology of Falkirk Writing (publication date 1 June 2015) and What the F**kirk? a one man comedy play which will tour the Falkirk area during the first two weeks of June.
What the F**kirk? written and performed by Alan Bissett and directed by Sacha Kyle with live music from local musician Adam Stafford, will tour to small community venues throughout the area including Bonnybridge Community Hall and Hallglen Sports Centre. It will offer a light-hearted look at Falkirk’s past, present and future and how this resonates with residents today.
Alight Here: An Anthology of Falkirk Writing, mixes twenty pieces of new writing and poetry by writers living and working in Falkirk and by those who have a close connection with the area. These new pieces of writing were selected by Alan from a large number of works submitted to an open competition, which closed last month. The anthology will also include some archive material and wartime poetry from Falkirk archives as well as work commissioned from four well known and established writers connected to the area - Janet Paisley, Gordon Legge, Brian McCabe and Aidan Moffat.
Author Alan Bissett said: “I am delighted to be involved with the work that Falkirk has been doing since winning the Creative Place Award. Being from Hallglen I could immediately identify with the historical and geographical references that were being made through the writing that was submitted and it is this that I want to explore further with ‘What the F**kirk? when we go on tour. Tales of Taps Aff, playing kerbie in the street and coming hame to the the Boag are what underpin our cultural identity and are just as much a significant part of Falkirk’s heritage as the Kelpies are a new major landmark.”
Lesley O’Hare, Culture and Libraries Manager of Falkirk Community Trust said:
“We are delighted that Alan has come back to Falkirk to help us deliver this Creative Place project. Alan is a real inspiration for the new generation of writers that he has been working with. He is also an extremely talented performer and I am very much looking forward to seeing What the F**kirk? and his take on how Falkirk has changed.”
Alight Here: An Anthology of Falkirk Writing is published by Cargo Publishing on 1 June 2015. What the F**kirk? previews at Falkirk Town Hall on Tuesday 2 June 2015 before going out on tour to schools and community centres in the area.
Thursday, 30th April 2015