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Screening | George Mackay Brown: The Storm Watchers (in person)

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 31 May, 12.30-1.30pm

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This event is fully booked


Join us for a special screening of Gerda Stevenson’s 2021 film of George Mackay Brown’s play The Storm Watchers. It was commissioned by the St Magnus Festival in Orkney 2021 as part of Mackay Brown’s centenary year. Directed over Zoom during lockdown, the cast drawn from the local community, recorded their parts at home. The film is 32 minutes duration and will be followed by a Q&A with Stevenson.

To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. Space is very limited, please do not come to the event without a pre-booked ticket.

"An astonishingly powerful short film, full of haunting performances, and visual imagery that captures the spirit of place in Brown’s poetry with extraordinary vividness.”

The Scotsman

"A beautiful short film – the camera angles are really impressive, filmed with such economy – close-ups of the women in their homes, beautiful footage of the starry night, the rocks, and the wild sea. It’s brilliant."

Front Row, BBC Radio 4.

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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