28 Sept 2011

Changin Scotland : A weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun!

Friday November 4th-Sunday November 6th
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Friday November 4th
8.15pm Welcome
Gerry Hassan and Jean Urquhart

The Future of Scotland: The Union and Independence
Elaine C. Smith, actress and campaigner and Alan Cochrane, Daily Telegraph

10.00pm Live Music in the Bar from Babelfish

Saturday November 5th
10.15-11.30am Why did the SNP win?
David Torrance, author, ‘Salmond: Against All Odds’ and Ewan Crawford, former SNP Adviser

11.45-1.00pm A Decade of the Scottish Parliament and its Future
Robert Brown, former Lib Dem MSP and minister

1.00-2.15pm Lunch

2.15-3.30pm Being Second Generation Irish in Modern Scotland
Phil Mac Giolla Bhain, journalist and campaigner, author of ‘A Rebel Journalist’

3.45-5.00pm After ‘The Scheme’ and ‘NEDS’: How Do We Portray Poverty?
Nick Higgins, filmmaker with Morag Gillespie, Glasgow Caledonian University and Peter Mackie Burns, filmmaker

8.30-10.00pm Classic Films of Modern Scotland
Allan Hunter, Co-director of Glasgow Film Festival introduces the second in his series of recent Scottish films

Sunday November 6th
10.30-11.30am The Rise and Fall of the Scottish Left: Life After Tommy Sheridan
Gregor Gall, author, ‘Tommy Sheridan: A Political Biography’

11.30-1.00pm The State of the Scottish Media
Douglas Fraser, BBC Scotland, Kirk Torrance, SNP social media adviser and Joyce Macmillan, freelance journalism

Places are limited! So book early to avoid disappointment!
A weekend ticket £60 Individual sessions £8

To book tickets please phone: The Ceilidh Place Reception 01854-612103
Accomodation available from £25 per person per nite

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