Well Said! The Wee Bauchle

Bauchle: Def. 1 Scottish : an old shoe; especially : one worn down at the heel. 2 Scottish : something useless, worn out, or worthless eg. “a bauchle of a creature”.

The year 2015 – in which this film was written and produced – was an important year for the people of Govan, Glasgow. It marked the centenary of the Govan Rent Strikes, led by Mary Barbour: a community activist who led the women of Govan into a battle against greedy landlords attempting to extort rent increases whist the men of Govan were away fighting in WW1.

“The Wee Bauchle”, written by Patricia Caird, subtly references this local history through an evocative monologue, expertly performed by Andrew McIntosh.

Produced by Plantation Productions as part of their “Well Said” project.

Trish Caird
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Plantation Productions

PROJECT: Well Said

The ‘Well Said’ project has been developed in response to the ongoing requests from individuals with great film ideas who need help in making them happen. These creative media workshops, master classes and events provide local volunteers with the opportunity to learn new creative skills and enable local people to produce and share their own stories, films and articles.

Activities include an introduction to all aspects of film production – from research and development of ideas to learning skills for camera, lighting and sound recording and producing, directing and post-production.

So if you (or a group you are involved) with have a story you’d like to tell, please get in touch… no previous experience necessary.

Where: The Portal, 978 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3AJ
Who: Contact Angela Ross on 0141 445 1666

People's Health Trust  This project is funded through “The People’s Health Trust” – an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each of the 51 society lotteries and makes grants using money raised by the society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

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