W@W Inspiring Viewpoints - Argyll
Posted on: Wednesday 1st February 2012Venue: Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu, Argyll and Bute
Actress and writer Naomi Breeze is bringing her warm and funny one-woman drama about life and love in Argyll and Bute to the Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu, on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The WEA Women@Work Project is really pleased to have the opportunity to include this performance as part of their International Women's Day 2012 celebrations.
Naomi, Director of Breeze Productions, interviewed dozens of people across Argyll and Bute over several months to help her write her play, called Viewpoint, which is based on her impressions of the places and the people.
Naomi said: "I was very moved by many of the tales I heard from the people I interviewed for Viewpoint and it was a privilege to meet them. There's a great strength about the people and the landscape here. Communities are very active and people look after each other, but for some folk the lack of employment and the lure of the cities and the central belt is strong. "
"'Some people indicated that there are issues associated with a lack of facilities and transport, and problems with drugs and alcohol. That said, it's clear that the quality of life, strong family ties and friends and the glorious landscape draw many people back and attract newcomers. That's a very rich tapestry for a writer to draw inspiration from so I hope people will come and see the play and enjoy it."
Light lunch and refreshments from 12.30pm, the play starts at 1.15pm.
There will also be an opportunity to express your own viewpoint. The play will be followed by a discussion around the issues facing women in Argyll. The WEA Women@Work Project would like to include your views in their input to the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) Shadow Report on the UK's progress in relation to this. Your views will also inform the future direction of the WEA Women@Work Argyll Network.
All women welcome. Admission to the play is free and are funding by Argyll and Islands Leader Programme and tickets may be available on the door but as spaces are limited by the size of the venue to avoid disapointment and be sure of a place please register here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01463 710577.