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Wednesday 16th June 2021
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Shared Perspectives: Driving Culture Through Place

Wednesday 11:15– 12:15

Shared Perspectives: Driving Culture Through Place

From internationally recognised design and drama, to wellbeing and the environment, Scandinavia has done particularly well at creating an image and understanding of itself that has sold globally. This sense of provenance and unique heritage is shared with the Highlands and Islands, forming an integral part of how it presents itself to the world. Featuring two businesses from northern Norway, two from the Highlands and Islands and moderated by renowned Western Isles writer Kevin MacNeil, this fascinating session will explore the rich relationship between the creative industries and place, discuss how geography shapes and defines culture and how this creates meaning and value for communities and businesses.

Speakers:

Beatrix Wood

Chair:

Kevin MacNeil

Chair

    Kevin MacNeil
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Screenwriter

    Kevin MacNeil is a leading Scottish novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in the Outer Hebrides. His most recent novel, The Brilliant & Forever, was published to huge critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Saltire Fiction of the Year Award. Kevin recently edited Robert Louis Stevenson: An Anthology, Selected by Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares. He invented a form of cooking called Hai Cookery (also the title and subject of his next book). Kevin has won a number of prestigious literary awards and he lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. He has performed his work and taught writing masterclasses in many countries, including Colombia, USA, Japan, Ireland, Hungary, Italy and Argentina.

Speakers

    Beatrix Wood
    Director / Producer, TrixPixMedia

    Director / Producer, TrixPixMedia

    Beatrix is a self-shooting Director/Producer of creative documentary films and runswww.trixpixmedia.com. Recent credits include the 75’ “The Highland Cattle of Ardbhan” and 3 x 1 hour series ‘San Fhuil/It’s In The Blood” for BBC Alba. She is currently making “Maorach”, a documentary about the impact of Brexit on Hebridean fishermen, also for BBC Alba. Beatrix has extensive experience as a Screenwriter & Producer on award-winning European documentaries and is Producer on Anthony Baxter’s feature documentary “Flint” and Executive Producer on “Eye Of The Storm”, both for BBC Scotland.

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