The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – Grèis-Bhrat Diaspora na h-Alba.
on International tour with the only visit to the West of Scotland
at The Atrium, Anchor Mill, Paisley PA1 1JR
6-22 September 2014
Open daily 10am – 6pm
An outstanding exhibition celebrating the Scots abroad – their culture and influence across the globe. See Flora MacDonald and John Muir in America; trade and commerce with Baltic nations and 200 years of emigration to Canada; the East India Company in China, India and Pakistan and legacies in Australia, Africa and beyond. An outstanding achievement of artistry and craft and a significant event in Homecoming Scotland 2014, it is personal and human, captivating and engaging – not to be missed!
With a full programme of events:
Wed 10 Sept, 10 & 11am – Storytelling at the panels with Ann Pitcher, Christine Combe & Morag Law with gaelic & song. Free
Thurs 11 & Sun 14 Sept , 1-4pm – Stitching workshops with Paula McKeown £10 &£15 Materials included.
Sat 13 Sept, 2-3:30pm – ‘I’ll Chum Ye Hame’ with Rita Bradd – illustrated talk about her 70 day journey on a 150 yr old clipper ship. Free
Sun 14 Sept, 10am-1pm – Christine McLeod from National Trust Scotland Kilbarchan Weavers’ Cottage will give a spinning demonstration. Free
Tues 16 Sept, 5pm – The Scottish World with Billy Kay telling stories from his travels and the incredible influence of the Scottish diaspara. The inspiration for many of the tapestry panels, hear the voices of the people from the diaspara. Free
Wed 17 Sept, time tbc The Jacobites at the Tapestry with Arran Johnson from Prestoungrange Arts Festival, writer and historian, currently with UWS. Free
Sat 20 Sept, time tbc – ‘Drawing the Tapestry’ with Andrew Crummy, artist and designer of the Scottish Diaspara Tapestry talks about his work. Free
Sat 20 Sept, 12-4pm – Dan Coughlan, Curator of Textiles at Paisley Museum will give a weaving demonstration at Sma’ Shot Cottages. Free
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Hope to see you there!
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