ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Work continues...

Alison's work on body parts for Angus as a boy

It's been a long and difficult day for anyone involved in the arts in England. Many of our close associates, and companies we've worked with over many years, have today found that their grants have been cut. They will now have a year of Arts Council funding remaining. Inevitably a lot of people will lose their jobs.

Horse + Bamboo have been fortunate. We've seen a standstill in our funding; actually a slight cut because of other recent budget trimmings, and of course we've yet to hear about our grants from local authority funders. But at least we've survived, and our work can continue as planned. The work we're doing on Angus will be part of the continuing work...  

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