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YAS member leads historical 'A Night in a Scottish Internment Camp' experience

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YAS member Anne Schwan is leading a multi-disciplinary series of performances at venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hawick in June.

Produced by Edinburgh Napier University and  featuring Music and Acting students and graduates, the shows will bring the history of WWI internment to life in accessible yet thought-provoking ways. The performances will be followed by a Q&A. This production is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and received some coverage in newspapers and the BBC.

Dates and ticket information is available below.

YAS member Anne Schwan is leading a multi-disciplinary series of performances at venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hawick in June.

Produced by Edinburgh Napier University and  featuring Music and Acting students and graduates, the shows will bring the history of WWI internment to life in accessible yet thought-provoking ways. The performances will be followed by a Q&A. This production is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and received some coverage in newspapers and the BBC.

Dates and ticket information are available below.


Experience a night in a Scottish internment camp

During World War One Stobs near Hawick in the Scottish Borders was the site of an internment camp for German nationals and PoWs. Like in many camps across the world the prisoners had time on their hands and tried to use it productively by setting up a school, playing music, putting on arts and crafts exhibitions and staging shows.

Humour was important in the life of the camps; based on a programme found in Hawick Museum, ‘A Night at Stobs’ recreates an evening of light music and theatre as it would have been performed at the camp in January 1917.

The show will feature an all-male cast, with female roles filled through cross-dressing.

Come and experience one of these nights to delve into the life of these internees and learn more about the history of internment camps.

Produced by Edinburgh Napier University & New Celts Productions, in collaboration with Aston University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

An informative and entertaining night out.

Suitable for 14+

Concessions available for OAPs, Students, u.16s, Unwaged and Equity members

Project Team: Mr Iain Davie, Mr Ken Dempster, Dr Rachael Durkin, Dr Andrew Frayn, Dr Susan Martin, Dr Anne Schwan, Ms Charity Trimm

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