promoters, visiting performers and audience members which tin the Highlands and Islands – from the 1970’s right up until the present day.
CONTACT OUR RESEARCHER
All archive will be treated with care and returned once it is photographed or scanned.
MEMORY SHARE PORTAL
Share your EPIC STAGE STORY / memorabilia / pictures and any other documents relating to touring in the Highlands and Islands since 1970 ⇒HERE⇐
Share your story now by posting words and pictures on social media and adding
MEMORY SHARING WORKSHOPS
Kerry Duncan, our Heritage Researcher hosted memory-sharing workshops across the region in the first half of 2018 and will share her findings as as part of our roaming museum and archive.
SHORT FILM COMMISSION
We have commissioned two film makers to create a short film which focuses on the people, places and events within the Highlands and Islands
touring 'museum of memorabilia'
A roaming museum of all the findings gathered from this project will tour the network of rural venues across the Highlands & Islands From September 2018-2019. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition, please get in touch.
“I went to 7:84; ‘The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black oil’, when I lived in Edderton. It was completely wonderful, unforgettable, inspiring and so energising. In my experience it was the first thing of its kind in the Highlands. It just felt so engaging. The audience were…electrified by it.”Lizzie McDougall
“We started promoting with the ‘Scottish Mime Theatre’…During the 80’s, they went on to become the ‘Crazy Cat Theatre Company’ and ‘The Clown Jewels’…Having this constant stream of musicians, actors, and clowns; people passing through, has just given our lives a real, extra dimension…it ‘lifts our lives’ here on Skye.”Polly MacInnes
“Michael Marra… he was legendary for playing a small keyboard on an ironing board…if you could get a well-tuned piano in for him, he just thought that was fantastic. March 2012…he was very ill that night he came…but he did (go on), and we hired a piano especially for it.”David Gilbert
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN KINDLY FUNDED By
Capercaillie Poster – Skye / Billy Bragg Poster – Skye / Living Daylights Puppets Poster – Skye / Scottish Ensemble Poster- Skye / Young Promoters Pack 1 – cartoons produced by Chris Tyler, commissioned by Duncan MacInnes / Tea break at the Gathering, Cromarty / Let’s Circus at the Gathering Ardfern / Mull Theatre audience Carnegie Hall, Clashmore / EPIC STAGE polaroids / Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern