Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Our Friend the Enemy

Soy Arts Theatre has facilitated a number of live theatre productions.  On Monday 3rd November they present ‘Our Friends the Enemy.'
'The soldiers gently sway on a cool breeze.  Neither side moves or speaks.  They examine one another like long lost brothers trying to identify these strange faces in front of them.’  Private James Boyce
The Western Front 1914: lights appear from the German trenches, ghosts rise behind the horizon, soldiers meeting between the firing lines.  The events which follow are the most astounding stories of the Great War told through the eyes of one soldier, Private James Boyce: ‘We are fighting the same enemy, just on two different sides.’  Boyce takes us on a magical haunting journey through the events surrounding the Christmas Truce.
It starts at 7 pm
Admission is £5. 

Sound Festival at the Bothy

Sound Festival
Children's drumming workshop
Join internationally renowned tabla player Kuljit Bhamra for a family friendly hands on indian drumming workshop, introducing some of the rythms and musical ideas that drive More Reels to Ragas.
1.30 pm

Red Note Ensemble
with Kuljit Bhamra, tabla and Fraser Fifield, pipes.
£8, £6 concession, £3 students under 18
3 - 4 pm

William Gordon

Today we remember William Gordon, Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed near Ypres on 29th October 1914.  He was the son of William & Isabella Gordon of 18 Cullen Street, Portsoy.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Next Sunday Talk

Did you have a relative who fought in the Great War of 1914-1918? Would you like to discover more about the part they played? Come along to the Salmon Bothy on Sunday 26th October at 2.30pm and hear how the discoveries we made while researching Portsoy's war casualties and others involved in the war effort. This is the next in our series of WW1 related talks. 

The usual £3 charge includes refreshments after the talk.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Personal stories: sources and resources

Do you have a relative who played a part in the Great War?  Would you like to find out more about what they did?  Come along to the Salmon Bothy on Sunday 26th October at 2.30pm to discover what records exist and where to find them.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WW1: The Home Front

The first world war had a profound impact on the local community, even on those who weren't involved in fighting. Find out how people in Portsoy responded to global events back in 1914. Annie Scott gives the next in the series of WW1 themed talks on Sunday 19th October at 2.30pm, Upstairs at the Bothy. Her presentation, entitled "The Home Front", will focus on how local people contributed to the war effort and how the Great War affected their lives.
The admission fee of £3 includes refreshments after the talk.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sunday Talks

The next of the Sunday Talks is on Sunday 12 October.  Charles Burnett will talk of Imperial Britain v Imperial Germany at sea 1914 - 1918.  The price is £3.  It commences at 2.30.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Old Postcards of Portsoy

Sunday's talk at the Bothy is our own Moira Miller showing post cards of Portsoy at the turn of he 20th century.  It is at the usual time of 3 pm.  If you are free please come.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Looking back at Portsoy

Come along for a peek at the past this weekend, as Moira Miller presents a fascinating collection of postcards illustrating the local area a century ago.  This is the next of our WW1 related events and will take place upstairs at the Salmon Bothy on Sunday 5th October at 2.30pm.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

About Time

The next of the Bothy Films is 'About Time'.  It is a romantic comedy.  Please come.  It is at 7 pm.  The price is the £5.