Just a wee email to say hello and introduce myself as the new Creative Heritage Officer for CTSI covering The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition this Summer.
My role will primarily involve working with schools and community groups to provide a programme of educational creative workshops which highlight the heritage of Clackmannanshire, and managing other events, workshops and talks around the exhibition itself.
I will also be encouraging and training volunteers who are interested in arts and heritage to assist in the curation of the exhibition. A key aim of this exhibition is to achieve an increase in uptake from groups who are historically less likely to engage in volunteering (such as young people, or those with barriers).
We have lots of activity going on to promote the tapestry event, and I see this as a perfect opportunity to showcase Clackmannanshire as a whole, so I would love everyone to really get behind this and shout about what we have to offer.
For more updates on The Great Scottish Tapestry exhibition in Alloa this summer please visit ctsi.org.uk/great-tapestry, like the facebook page @thegreattapestryofscotlandinclackmannanshire
and Instagram – greatscottishtapestyinclacks
We are also encouraging any clacks related posts do adopt the hashtag #discoverclacks
We also have flyers available with details of times and a map to the exhibition. Please call Hannah or Lesley on 01259 213840 to order them free.
To enquire about volunteering, request a workshop for a group (or to host one yourself!) or If you can help in any other ways to support and promote the Tapestry visit, then please get in touch.
Creative Heritage Officer
With a background in community arts I have spent much of the past decade working with community groups, volunteers and individuals on a vast range of projects including painting, graffiti, textile and digital media. As a practising artist I mainly produce large watercolour paintings, however I have a constant urge to be working with my hands and am continually working on knitting, sewing and any other tactile project that I come across.
I’m so excited that the Great Tapestry of Scotland is coming to Alloa, and I see it as a wonderful focus of inspiration to promote the wealth of culture and heritage we have to offer here. Alloa is a town full of history and rich in the arts and I hope the exhibition will create opportunities for us to unite and celebrate what we have to offer within the community itself and to promote Alloa further afield as a truly cultural destination.
I look forward to working with community groups, schools and voluntary organisations to develop their creative skills, encourage them to engage with local arts and heritage and to have a chance to show off just what we are capable of. I am also excited to create volunteering opportunities for people to develop a real connection and passion for our community and to get the chance to show off what we have to offer here