Weel duin tae Jaimini Jethwa wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Writer o the Year sponsored by National Library of Scotland in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Jaimini Jethwa o National Library Scotland thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I’m a playwright and Screenwriter based in Dundee, recently my new play ‘Hindu Times‘ was produced with The Royal Lyceum and Dundee Rep, also showcased Edinburgh Fringe. My previous play was sold out Edinburgh Fringe and Dundee Rep ‘Last Queen of Scotland’ I was also shortlisted with BBC radio and BBC Social as well as Sketchatopia . I was also part of the The Stand, Red Raw live stand up comedy. I write in Dundonian and celebrate the local dialect.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
I’ve aye been completely besotted with the Dundee dialect and the comedy of the culture is what led me to write in the voice of the the people, the lingo is so gud to write, it’s infectious.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
My first play ‘Last Queen of Scotland’ sold out Edinburgh Fringe. I was featured on BBC and interviewed by Janice Forsyth Show and Reporting Scotland. My play ‘Hindu Times’ was featured in Soundstage with The Royal Lyceum and showcased Edinburgh Fringe. I was shortlisted with BBC Scotland for my Radio Drama and BBC Social sketch. I wrote for The Guardian and Sunday National and also presented my show at Dundee Rep. The Guardian featured several articles on my play ‘Hindu Times’ – a divine night out in Dundee.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
To write my new play ‘Johnny Cash Saves The Trip’ and get right in about this exciting opportunity.
Read more about National Library Scotland
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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