Some stuff to watch and read

The Ukraine’s got talent – The astonishing Kseniya Simonova. Keep the Culchies out of Dublin A metaphor I suppose.
A little more specialised but here the Welsh Language Board is encouraging a pro-actve approach to Welsh Medium Education – Conference in Llandrindod.
If you are in Paris – that looks pretty cool
Billy Kay on Scots Hononary degree acceptance speech – fascinating on Ayrshire culture.
The wonderful Strange Maps plots Lord of the Rings.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    Billy Kay’s speech although not a ‘hooot’ is excellent for his propagandising of Scots which I presume is the same/similar to OOlster Scots – which I have to say I will now revise my opinion of.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    the sand drawing is pretty amzing – I have seen Romainians doings very extravagant sand castles in Majorica so it seems it is an artistic material that is popular with them – but how the feck did you stumble across that?

  • kjk

    DEWI, go raibh maith agat. the sand clip was brilliant

  • Dewi

    “but how the feck did you stumble across that?”

    I keep my finger on the pulse of Ukrainian cultural developments…..nah a mate of a mate..

  • Prionsa Eoghann


    >>..propagandising of Scots…< >..which I have to say I will now revise my opinion of.<

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    never an unintentional words slips out.

    I just thought the delivery and the richness of expression were pretty impressive – I had a negative, admittedly political bias against it – but now I’m a convert.

  • Greenflag

    Dewi ,

    Thanks for that Ukrainian pic . Now that was a ‘war’ commemoration’ . Had some people in the audience in tears . The Ukraine got it in the neck from Stalin during the 1930’s collectivisation and the famine it set off with an est 10 million dead . Then the Germans invaded and were first greeted as ‘liberators ‘ but soon became anything but, courtesy of the nutters in the SS . And then post war many Ukrainians again got it in the neck for ‘collaborating ‘ with the Germans against the Communist Russians .

    Billy Kay was good and I’m already a paid up member of the ‘keep the culchies out’
    As a fourth generation Dub on the one side and having ‘medieval ‘ roots on the other I qualify for the gold level membership tier .

    Those ‘culchies ‘ would live in your ear and charge you rent as me ma used to say 😉