Reminder: My Name is Rachel Corrie touring Scotland, followed by 17 SPSC meetings • Oban: Wed 13 Feb for the play; Thu 14 Feb for SPSC meeting

The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign SPSC announces 17 SPSC meetings across Scotland on the day AFTER the Mull Theatre performance of My Name is Rachel Corrie.
Please scroll down for details on both the dramatic performance and the SPSC meetings.

Ten years ago, on 16 March 2003, Rachel Corrie, 23, was killed in Gaza by a US-supplied Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer, a vehicle specially built to demolish Palestinian houses.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a one-woman play composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and emails, creating a portrait of a messy, skinny, articulate, Salvador Dalì-loving chain smoker, who left her home in Olympia, Washington, “to support non-violent resistance to Israel’s military occupation.”
Rachel’s writings were edited by British actor Alan Rickman and Guardian editor Katharine Viner. This multi-award winning show is a powerfully honest insight into one of the most complicated international political conflicts that continues to resonate across the world.

Palestinian homes are routinely destroyed as part of Israel’s racist policy of replacing Palestinians by Jewish settlers across the whole of historic Palestine. My Name is Rachel Corrie is being performed across Scotland during February and March and shouldn’t be missed. It is testimony to the kind of courage and humanity that opposes Israel’s violent programme of apartheid and ethnic cleansing.

Below are details of each performance of the play, followed by information on meetings organised by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) to allow those who are sufficiently moved by the play and the crimes against the Palestinian people to discuss what action they can take to further the aims that inspired Rachel Corrie and inspires others around the world – freedom for Palestine and solidarity here to hasten that end.

Mull Theatre’s production of the critically acclaimed play,
My Name is Rachel Corrie.

Date Venue Box office tel Time Tickets
Fri 8 Tron Theatre Glasgow 0141 552 4267 8pm £10/£7
Sat 9 Tron Theatre Glasgow 0141 552 4267 8pm £10/£7
Tue 12 Ardfern, Craignish Village Hall 01852 500746 7.30pm £9/£7
Wed 13 Oban, Argyllshire Gathering Halls 01688 302828 8pm £9/£6
Thu 14 Invergarry, Glengarry Community Hall 01688 302828 7.30pm £9/£6
Fri 15 Resolis Memorial Hall 01381 610204 tbc pm £10/£8
Sat 16 Ullapool, Macphail Centre 01854 613336 7.30pm £8/£6/£3
Tue 19 Gairloch Community Hall 01445 781783 7.30pm £8/£6/£3
Wed 20 Isle of Skye, Sabhal mòr Ostaig 01471 844207 7.30pm £9/£4
Fri 22 Innellan Village Hall 01688 302828 7.30pm £9/£6
Sat 23 Eastgate Theatre, Peebles 01721 725 777 7.30pm £14/£12/£5
Tue 26 Greenock, Beacon 01475 723723 7.30pm £12/£10
Wed 27 Garelochhead, Gibson Hall 01688 302828 8pm £9/£7
Thu 28 Arrochar, Three Villages Hall 01301 702669 7.30pm £9/£7

MARCH

Fri 1 Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre 0131 665 2240 7.30pm £11.50/£9.50/ £6.50
Sat 2 Edinburgh, Traverse Theatre 0131 228 1404 7.30pm £15.50/
£11.50/£6
Tue 5 Dundee Rep Theatre 01382 223530 7.30pm £15/£12/ £11/£5
Wed 6 Dundee Rep Theatre 01382 223530 7.30pm £15/£12/ £11/£5
Thu 7 Inverness, Eden Court 01463 234 234 8pm £12/£10
(Friends discount)
Fri 8 Crathes Hall, nr Banchory 01330 844523 7.30pm £9/£7
(£10/ £8 on door)
Sat 9 Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall 01383 602302 7.30pm £10.50/£8.50

“Vivid” Guardian****“Illuminating” Scotsman****“Tremendous” The Herald****“Poignant” The List**** – “A theatrical tour de force based on reality, resulting in a production that feels far more truthful than any of the news broadcasts covering the events around the story” Onstage Scotland

*****

Don’t let the deaths be in vain – attend these follow-up meetings to find out how you can support the Palestinian people and stop Israel’s crimes:
Open Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign SPSC meetings – a brief presentation, then discuss effective steps you can take locally and across Scotland to support the Palestinian people

GLASGOW            Tue 12 Feb  STUC 333 Woodlands Rd 7.30pm
ARDFERN Wed 13 Feb in Craignish Village Hall 7.30pm
OBAN     Thu 14 Feb Church of Scotland Centre, Glencruitten Rd 7.30pm
INVERGARRY Sun 17 Feb Glengarry Community Hall 7.30pm
ULLAPOOL            Sun 17 Feb The Ceilidh Place, West Argyle St 2.00pm
RESOLIS                  Thu 21 Feb Resolis Memorial Hall 7.30pm
GAIRLOCH            Wed 20 Feb Gairloch Community Hall 7.30pm
SKYE Thu 21Feb Sleat, Sabhal mòr Ostaig 7.30pm
INNELLAN               Mon 25 Village Hall 7.30pm
PEEBLES Mon 25 Feb  Old Parish Church, High Street 7.30pm
GREENOCK            Wed 27 in Beacon Arts Centre 7.30pm
GARELOCHHEAD Sat 2 Mar Gibson Hall, Garelochhead 2.00pm
EDINBURGH         Mon 4 Mar Augustine Church, George IV Bridge 7.30pm
DUNDEE Thu 7 Mar Tower Building (Rm 1.36) Perth Road 7.30pm
INVERNESS           Sat 9 Mar Spectrum Centre 2.00pm
BANCHORY Tue 12 Mar Banchory Town Hall 7.30pm
DUNFERMLINE   Mon 11 Mar Carnegie Hall 7.30p

If you can:

  • help SPSC members with leafleting performances of the play
  • publicise the play and SPSC meetings
  • come to the meetings
  • offer overnight accommodation to an SPSC member near the venues
    please contact mick@scottishpsc.org.uk or 0795 800 2591

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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