From Callton to Catalonia, 2 July, 2016, Paisley Arts Centre

calton to catalonia

From The Calton To Catalonia     Sat 02/07/16

Fair Pley presents From The Calton To Catalonia as part of this year’s Sma’ Shot celebrations.
         
Saturday 2nd July, 7.30pm

Paisley Arts Centre, 15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession + bkg fee*

Box office

A moving and evocative play that humanises the stories of those young men and women who joined the International Brigades to fight fascism in 1930s Spain.The story follows the lives of three men, JAMIE, EDDIE and BILLY, Glaswegian volunteers in the International Brigade in Spain. Jamie has been brought up on films and joined the cause to fight evil and to escape from poverty. Eddie, a more cynical pragmatist, nonetheless joined to fight for humanity. Billy is a staunch communist and is fighting for his political ideals. We also gain insights into the lives of the people closest to them: their wives and children, their fellow prisoners and their families; the women in Glasgow trying to survive, while supporting the cause.

From the Calton to Caledonia was written by Willy and John Maley in tribute to their father James – the conflict’s longest-surviving Scottish veteran – and originally performed at Mayfest in 1990

*Please note: a £1 service charge per transaction applies for bookings made by phone or online. There is no service charge for tickets purchased in person or for tickets booked by phone and later collected from the Box Office

 Willy Maley – Glasgow Writer

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