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John MacKay The Road Dance from Page to Screen – Meet the Author, Director & Cast

John MacKay The Road Dance from Page to Screen – Meet the Author, Director & Cast

John MacKay The Road Dance from Page to Screen – Meet the Author, Director & Cast

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Book tickets

£11 (£10 ticket charge plus 10% booking fee)
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dates and times

Sunday 15 May 2022
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Part live and part digital event with John in the Mitchell and the cast and crew on screen.

The bond between a mother and her child is the strongest in the natural world. So why would a young woman, dreaming of America, throw her newborn baby into the waves of the wild Atlantic ocean? Life in the Scottish Hebrides can be harsh - The Edge of the World some call it. For Kirsty MacLeod, the love of Murdo promises a new life away from the scrape of the land and the repression of the church. But the Great War looms and the villages hold a grand Road Dance to send their young men off to battle. As the dancers swirl and sup, Kirsty is overpowered and raped by an unknown assailant. She hides her dark secret, fearful of what it will mean for her and the baby she is carrying. Newscaster John MacKay’s novel has been adapted for the big screen and just a week before the film goes on general release he’ll be joined virtually by some of the cast and crew. Chaired by Jeff Webb

Venue Map

Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN