Penfest 2017 – towards the finale weekend!

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We hope you have enjoyed yourselves and are – like we – are feeling proud of being part of such a creative community in Penicuik. Scroll down thes page for reports and gallery of the first part of #penfest2017.

Two more splendid events are awaiting you: Poetry and Music in Rosslyn Chapel tonight (see more here) and tomorrow night in Penicuik Townhall the Festival Concert with Christine Bovill, Edinburgh Bangra Band, and Beeslack Jazz (see more here).

Tomorrow afternoon a new wee event popped up at West Street : “Riding the Waves of Inspiration”, creative writing and listening with a difference.  for all ages from 7 yrs + 3.30pm  – 5pm. (See more here)

Then there is the Studio Trail and other Art on show in town all weekend (see here) and the Annual Art Show Award giving (see here). The last event of #penfest2017 is the film in the Townhall on Sunday night (see here).[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18294″ alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18289″ alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”18413″ alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”18340″ alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”18412″ qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_column_text]

Slides show

Highlights from the past 6 days:


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[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”16566″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Poetry and Music in Rosslyn Chapel” link=””][vc_single_image image=”18258″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Festival Concert with Christine Bovill” link=””][vc_single_image image=”18084″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” qode_css_animation=”” title=”Turner Prize and People’s Choice” link=””][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil is a play written in the 1970s by the popular Liverpudlian playwright John McGrath. From 1973, beginning at a venue in Aberdeen (Aberdeen Arts Centre),[1] it was performed in a touring  Scotland production in community centres, and in that in Penicuik Townhall, by 7:84 and other community theatre groups. The film on show in the townhall on Sunday 7.30 pm is television version directed by John Mackenzie was broadcast on 6 June 1974 by the BBC as part of the Play for Today series.
The Drama documentary is dealing with the exploitation of the Scottish people throughout history, from the brutal evictions of the Highland crofters by landowners to make way for the more economically viable Cheviot sheep in the 18th century, the development of stag hunts in Highland game parks in the 19th century and finally the exploitation of resources during the oil boom of the 1970’s.

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Click here to read Part 1 of the Penfest 2017 Reports by Jackie McDonald, PCAA Chair

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We would love to hear your feedback, in person, via social media or as a comment below this post.

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