This episode is a conversation with film and TV producer Barbara Orton about her life and work and how she came to live in Dennistoun.

Gala week Rock and Roll. Pilton, Edinburgh - Barbara Orton
Gala week Rock and Roll. Pilton, Edinburgh

We talk about growing up in Newcastle, her first steps into community work, the setting up of a community video company in Pilton in Edinburgh, how the City of Culture 1990 brought her west to Glasgow and then how she stepped into film and tv production. 
We also talk about the change in the community that she’s seen since first moving to Dennistoun.   

Barbara’s production company is the Bafta award winning True TV.

There are so many more tales to be told, so if you know someone who knows tales of Dennistoun, Sighthill or Haghill and you think they’d be willing to talk to us for the podcast, we’d love to hear from them!  I’m particularly keen to speak to folk from Haghill as we’ve not spoken to anyone there yet.  I’d also love to speak to anyone from the diverse immigrant communities in the area, so please do drop us a line on info@tales-fae-the-east.com or use our Contact page with any contacts you think would be willing to talk. 

Thank you for listening!

Barbara Orton Episode Links:

Outlander | Glasgow 1990 | Westerhope – Newcastle | Lancaster Uni
Washington Co Durham | Community Arts | Moray House | Wester Hailes

Artlink | Pilton Video | Glasgow Mela | Rhumba | In Cuba They’re Still Dancing

The Crown Chrichton | Redmonds Pub | Tapa | Coia’s

Mair Tales fae the East!

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