Wee tour to Glenesk for ‘Dummy Jim’

The charming story of 'Dummy Jim' will be tol at The Retreat in Glenesk.

The charming story of 'Dummy Jim' will be tol at The Retreat in Glenesk.

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Following huge success on the international film festival circuit, ‘Dummy Jim’ returns home to Scotland with its director Matt Hulse in tow.

Narrowly avoiding collision with the oncoming Tour de France, ‘Dummy Jim: A Wee Tour’ meanders its way through Scotland and screens at The Retreat in Glenesk, courtesy of local charity Angus Arts, on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Matt Hulse will host an audience question and answer session plus a live performance by score composers The Twelve Hour Foundation.

The evening starts at 7 p.m. and, inspired by the film, The Retreat is providing a buffet of Scandinavian style open sandwiches and Nordic dessert.

Described as “a totally unique mixture of documentary, fiction and playful visual poetry”, ‘Dummy Jim’ charts the remarkable true story of the eccentric adventures of profoundly deaf Scotsman James Duthie, who hailed from the close knit Aberdeenshire fishing community of Cairnbulg and Inverallochy. In 1951 he set out on a lone cycling tour to Morocco with just a handful of spare clothes, a simple map and a basic tent. After three months of pedaling over 3,000 miles he reached - the Arctic Circle.

Tickets (£10 for food and film), can be purchased by contacting Angus Arts on 01356 670304. The Retreat on 01356 648070 or emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com