Collection SOHC 38 - Oral history project exploring the impact of asbestos in Glasgow

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GB 249 SOHC 38


Oral history project exploring the impact of asbestos in Glasgow


  • 2019 (Creation)

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1 digital audio file + 1 word file

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(Founded 1985)

Administrative history

Stellar Quines is a Scottish touring theatre company incorporated in May 1995 whose mission is to 'celebrate the value and diversity of women and girls by making brilliant theatre, provoking change, nurturing artists and empowering participation'.

As well as producing plays, the company commissions research, champions campaigns and delivers activities to support artist development and community engagement.

The name Stellar Quines is a combination of two old Scots words: ‘stellar’ meaning ‘starry’ and ‘quines’ meaning ‘women’.

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Donated by Stellar Quines, November 2020.

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Ongoing oral history project being carried out by Stellar Quines, a Scottish theatre company.

In the autumn of 2019, Stellar Quines created and toured 'Fibres', a play by Frances Poet about the impact of the shipyards and asbestos on a Glasgow family. It was inspired by a true story and mirrored hundreds of similar stories in Glasgow and the rest of the UK. In addition to producing the play, the company collaborated with Clydeside Action on Asbestos, one of Glasgow’s primary support services for those impacted by asbestos, to undertake an oral history project to gather some of those Glasgow stories .

The interviewer is Rosie Priest, Creative Learning Associate, Stellar Quines.

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Additional interviews are expected.

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Restricted. Please contact repository to request access.

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  • English

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    This collection is part of the Scottish Oral History Centre Archive.

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