The Golden Tapestry

An arts project linking schools across the Commonwealth

The Millennium Tapestry Company, which is a not-for-profit organization that runs arts projects for schools in Britain and overseas. Were set up in 1998 to organize the Millennium Tapestry for schools around Britain. One school in East Lothian, Longniddry Primary School took part in the second project, the Golden Tapestry created for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, which involved 800 schools in 48 Commonwealth countries and territories including 25 from Scotland. As you can see from the attached photograph, the work from Longniddry was wonderful. Since then we have run further projects including the Thames Heritage Tapestry, which was part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Cultural Festival and was awarded the Inspire Mark.

 We have been invited to bring a small display of the Golden Tapestry to the Scottish Learning Festival in September this year at the SECC with the intention to inspire teachers in Scottish schools to take part in a brand-new tapestry to welcome the world to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of their cultural festival. We understand that Glasgow 2014 will work to have the tapestry as a permanent display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh after the Games.

We are looking for perhaps 96 schools in Scotland to create work to add to the work from a similar number of canvases created around the Commonwealth for the Golden Tapestry. For this we have the backing in principle of both Glasgow 2014 and Education Scotland. We should very much like schools from East Lothian to take part and to give the opportunity to a new generation of pupils.  

Please use this link  http://www.goldentapestry.com/millenniumtapestry.html

Please contact Lizzie Owen  if you would like your school to be involved in this project.

Lizzie Owen
Chief Executive
The Millennium Tapestry Company (Company Limited by Guarantee 3594006)
Building 68 Heyford Park, Camp Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 5HD
01869 233165 and 07887 691674
http://www.goldentapestry.com/

 

 

 

 

 
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Drama Mill

 

What can we do this Summer

Looking for something exciting to do this Summer holiday

Aged between 5 and 12 and looking for a fun-filled experience

 

Well look no further..

The Drama Mill are running two summer schools in East Lothian where children will be able to get involved in creating their own stories, sing, dance, do arts and crafts and play lots of games.  These inspiring and dynamic weeks will take place in two venues.

15th – 19th July at the Compass School in Haddington

22nd – 26th July at the Village Hall in Gullane

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Linda Grant on 07950 641750 or alternatively you can email enquiries to lindadramamill@me.com

Contact: lindadramamill@me.com                  Telephone: 07950 641750

 

 

 

 

 

n why don’t you chek out the Drama Mill summer schools.

For more information please check out their flyer:

 

Lamp House Music’s summer programme

 

Lamp House Music have just announced thier Summer Programme.

 In addition to their Summer Music Schools, this year they are trying various workshops which offer children the opportunity to interact with music in fun and unusual ways.  We hope it will prove popular with them!

In addition to their Summer Music Schools, this year we are trying various workshops which offer children the opportunity to interact with music in fun and unusual ways.  We hope it will prove popular with them!

Download flier: summer_programme_2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Lothian Multi Cultural Day, 10th October 2010

The grounds of Prestongrange Museum will be taken over for a fun filled day of music, food and crafts from around the world for this year’s East Lothian Multi Cultural Day event.

It will take place on Sunday the 10th of October from 12 noon to 3.30pm. An African women’s choir, Bollywood dancers, Egyptian bellydancing, classical Indian dance, Chinese performers and East Lothian’s Sangstream Choir are just a few of the highlights of this year’s East Lothian Family Multi-cultural day!

Interested in fashion and world crafts? Why not view our Sari draping exhibition and join in a demonstration or watch Nepalese crafts people work their magic! Visit our crafts marquee for more world crafts, fair trade goods and information stalls.

For the little ones why not come along to be enchanted by Tania’s French Puppet Show and storytelling! A fun day for all the family is guaranteed and entry on the day is free!

For more information about the day, please visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/multiculturalday2010

This is a copy of a post from Prestonpans Infant School web site.