Aidan Moffat and Cora Bisset are among the artists who will contribute towards the Scotland-wide cultural celebrations that will tie in with Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Moffat will team up with multi-award winning filmmaker Paul Fegan for ‘Where You’re Meant To Be’ – which will document a Scottish road trip celebrating the art of storytelling, heading off around the country in April next year for a series of shows to be documented by Fegan along with coverage of each town or city’s local cultural heritage. The completed film will be premiered in Glasgow around the close of the Commonwealth Games in August 2014.
And Cora Bissett – most recently producer of film and performance Whatever Gets You Through the Night and hit new political musical Glasgow Girls) and one of Scotland’s most provocative and urgent playwrighting voices will team up with playright Kieran Hurley and a team of dancers and choreographers including the technical Director of Cirque Du Soleil, for GRIT – based on the life and music of the late Martyn Bennett. It will be staged firstly in Tramway One, then on Midsummer weekend in Mull.
Also involved in a swathe of musical and non-musical events are RM HUbbert collaborator Hanna Tuulikki, and punk actor and Bum Clocks member Tam Dean Burn. Lots more here.