Global Savages in Glasgow
From June 4th to 8th, Debajehmujig – Storytellers and The Global Savages were the guests of Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow Scotland. Our hosts from the Community Company were Neil Packham and Elly Goodman, who graciously helped familiarize us with both the company and the extraordinary city of Glasgow.
After a tour of the theatre and introductions with many of the staff, The Global Savages were escorted to one of Scotland’s most imposing and impressive castles – Stirling Castle. From its commanding position in the countryside, it towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past, including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314.
The Global Savages were met by Glasgow’s own Frances Rose Kelly and Eddie Donoghue, and in the dramatic wind and rain among the tombstones of Stirling Castle Cemetery, the people of Turtle Island reflected on their ancestral ties with the people of Scotland.