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:

 

Live from the Traverse Theatre: Write Here – Open View

Programme Title:
Live from the Traverse Theatre: Write Here – Open View
Description:
The Artist Man and the Mother Woman by Morna Pearson
Director Roisin McBrinn

Forty-three year old art teacher Geoffrey still lives with his mother. He decides it’s about time he got his first girlfriend.

Come and see a Traverse Rehearsal in action!

When the Traverse commissions a writer, we work closely with them to develop the best version of the play they want to write.

Open View is your opportunity to observe this normally very private process, and see script development as it happens, at the source.

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Date and time:
19/04/2012 16:00
Programme Duration:
1 hour
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Programme tags:
expressive arts; CPD; creativity
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