Kelvin Hall

Gaelic Storytelling Workshop

Gaelic Storytelling Workshop
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Tickets
Free - ticket required
Dates and times
24th Feb 2024
11:00AM - 3:30PM
Age
Adult

You are invited to this storytelling workshop to celebrate World Gaelic Week this February. The workshop is for adults of all abilities and will take place in the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image and Sound Access Centre in Kelvin Hall, Glasgow. 

The workshop will explore Gaelic folklore through storytelling and participatory practice. 

Please book a ticket for each individual. Places are limited. 

Book 11am session here.

Book 1.30pm session here.

Accessible seating will be available. If you have any questions, or specific access needs, please contact us at movingimage@nls.uk. 

Rona MacDonald (pictured) 

Raised on the family croft on the island of South Uist, Rona is part of the lost generation of Gaelic speakers, where many were discouraged from connecting with Gaelic language and culture at school, in a time before the Gaelic-Medium revival had begun. From a family of renowned Gaelic singers, storytellers and pipers she tries to challenge and address this imbalance in her cultural identity through her work as an artist, storyteller and poet, something that she has been driven to do since her early teens. In the last few years she has written and performed Fuaigh, a Ceilidh Play originally commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland, Chan Urrain Dhomh Falach Nad Theanga/ I Can’t Hide in Your Tongue as part of a 6 month residency with Imaginate and Stur an adaptation of Antigone by Sophocles. 

Rona also leads participatory workshops, teaches Gaelic and collaborates with other theatre makers and artists. She has been a Gaelic Editor on the on-line site Bella Caledonia, wrote for Am Pàipear, South Uist’s award winning community newspaper and before covid hosted Ten x 9, a regular story telling evening at the Glad Café.

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor. There is changing space. 

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system. 

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch our  British Sign Language introduction to Kelvin Hall.

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

Parking

The car park on Bunhouse Road is managed by City Parking. Charges are as follows:

Mon-Sun 8am-6pm

  • 1 hour £1.60
  • 2 hours £3.20
  • 3 hours £4.80
  • 4 hours £6.40
  • 5 hours £8.00
  • 10 hours £10.00

Mon-Sun 6pm-8am, £2 flat rate.

There are spaces reserved for blue badge holders, free of charge with no time restrictions. For car park enquiries please contact 0141 276 1830.

Photography and video recording

Please follow this link to read guidelines on photography, filming and sketching in all Glasgow Life Museums.

Free wifi

Location Map

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

Kelvin Hall is around 20 minutes walk from Partick Station

Subway

The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall.

By bus

First Bus services 2, 3 and 77 all stop outside the museum.

By Car 

Kelvin Hall is situated on Argyle Street, around 6 minutes from the M8.

Visit the Kelvin Hall website. A unique partnership between Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland sees this historic and much loved venue transformed into an exciting new centre of cultural excellence providing access to collections, temporary displays, teaching and research, alongside a state-of-the-art Glasgow Club health and fitness centre.


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