Monday, July 19, 2021

The BBC UK creates "Scenes for Survival" during the Covid lockdown, honoring the Arts and Threatre. One beautiful musical short features Richard Rankin..


Short digital artworks created by leading Scottish threatre and screen talent. 

What do you remember most about growing up? Chances are it might be the summers, with so much time to play they felt like they might go on forever. And it looks like this one might be the longest yet… Written by Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie) and directed by Jemima Levick, for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival series, The Longest Summer sees Richard Rankin star in a lyrical, life-affirming musical journey through childhood and hardship, celebrating the beautiful things that the world has to offer. Produced with support from Hopscotch Films. 

There are many more theatrical clips here at the BBC iPlayer:

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Sam Heughan scholarship program at his alma mater....

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland wins again thanks to Sam Heughan. Two lucky eligible Scottish students and one international student, will be awarded a scholarship fund. (along with one eligible script writer) Sam Heughan attended the drama school where he learned his craft in Glasgow, and he wants to give back to the financially struggling college... Here in his own words is the full story.

Heughan said: “I came here many years ago and just recall how difficult it was for me then and, obviously, in the current environment, especially with the pandemic, things are equally or doubly as hard for students.

"I really wanted to create a scholarship that would support young students."

"I learned so much from what was the Royal Scottish Academy (of Music and Drama) - now the conservatoire - just the support that they gave me and even now, the community that they've built.

"It felt really important to be able to give back. I feel very lucky in my career and where I've found myself in the industry. To help, I guess, inspire some of the students as well and to support them because I know that there's so much creativity and talent coming out of this very special building."

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Outlander stars rate and love the fandom art!


Although there is so much more fan art out in the universe, here is what Outlander Starz found during droughtlander....