To mark the induction of Tom R. Nicolson into the Scottish Athletics Hall of Fame, a special programme of short films about shinty, followed by the Scottish classic from 1955 – Geordie is being held in Taighnabruaich on Saturday December 29, at 2pm. It is hoped that a special talk on the great man will be held in Taighnabruaich at a later date, probably in the New Year.
Screen Machine has teamed up with charity Screen Memories, to bring you a selection of films about shinty. Screen Memories is a charity that uses cinema to enable and expand the opportunity for people to come together to reminisce. It works mainly, but not exclusively, with people with dementia and their carers.
We will follow the Shinty shorts with a screening of Geordie. Geordie was directed by Frank Launder and stars Bill Travers, Alastair Sim and Norah Gorsen. This charming film tells the story of Wee Geordie, the Highland lad who, encouraged by girlfriend Jean, reluctantly leaves home to compete in the hammer throwing event at the Melbourne Olympics. But will home-sick Geordie swap his kilt for a flannel suit? No way!
Everyone is very welcome. This programme of films is at the special price of £2 for all.
Bookings are required due to the limit on number of spaces available.
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