Sunday

Chrys Salt and Wendy Stewart: Weavers of Grass

In a multi-media performance award winning poet Chrys Salt and acclaimed harper Wendy Stewart weave the extraordinary story of Angus MacPhee, a crofter from S Uist  who was mobilised to the Faroes in WW2, fell ill with a form of schizophrenia and was hospitalised in a mental hospital outside Inverness for 50 years. Throughout his stay Angus chose to remain almost totally silent, but went about weaving amazing garments from the grass and leaves he harvested from the hospital grounds. Chrys and Wendy also explore the mysterious murder of Ötzi The Iceman, the 5000 mummy discovered in the Ötztal Alps in 1991, dressed in a grass matting cloak. 

‘I would declare that it's the best collaboration of this kind I've experienced’ (audience response)

 ‘This is a sequence of boldness and of sympathy; as unlikely as it may seem – and as mysterious - we may call it a meeting of imaginations’. Tom Pow: poet

15.30 – 16.30 Gatehouse School Hall    £8