Arts nan Eilean


Arts nan Eilean is a new network of local volunteer Promoters based in the Western Isles.

These promoters are programming arts events for their own local audiences and communities. By working collaboratively in a loosely formed network the promoters are able to select work they think their communities may enjoy.

With funding from Creative Scotland Arts nan Eilean is able to assist the selected companies and artists to visit the Islands and present their work in two rural community venues.

Next week the exciting Irish Company Big Telly Theatre Company perform The Scarlet Web in Bernera Community Centre and the Clan Macquarrie Centre.

The Scarlet Web begins in a rural Irish community, and looks at how beliefs and superstitions can take us from touching wood to committing murder.

Inspired by the true story of Bridget Cleary (1895) – one of the last “witches” to be burnt to death in the world, this piece explores ‘mob’ mentality, the astounding power of repeated suggestion and imagination as weaponry.

Written by Mary Kelly and Briana Corrigan, The Scarlet Web will be directed by Zoe Seaton.

Big Telly have a reputation for imaginative high quality performance this show looks set to be extremely interesting as they plan to have live chickens on the set!

Performances take place at:

Bernera Community Centre on Monday 29th October at 7.30pm Box office 01851 612411 and Clan MacQuarrie Community Centre on Tuesday 30th October at 7.30pm Box office 01851 850397.

Tickets can also be purchased online at or at the door each night.

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