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…< < Strange choice of words, intentional? >>..which I have to say I will now revise my opinion of.<< Hiv ah no bin tryin tae edjumacate ye for ages? Whit's wrang, is ma patter no guid enough fur ye? Something similar to Billy Kay's family saying. Ma auld Maw(My Ma's Ma) used to tell us that as long as we hid a guid Scots tongue in wir heids we widnae go far wrang!

  • 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 😉