Since the workshop and event activity ended in December, Andrew and I have been meeting with everyone involved – the artists, our partners – to gather an idea of their experiences and what learning we can take from the project. This is also vital to the research Andrew has been doing to develop the research themes that have come from the work.

As part of the wider project evaluation process, we’re holding a Sharing Event at 1-3pm on Thursday 4 May in the Scottish Storytelling Centre at 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR.

For the event, we’re pleased to be welcoming back the three project artists, Jean Edmiston, Anne-Marie Copestake and Lydia Beilby, to help us share our story of this pilot Sensing Place. We’ll be screening their film montage response produced with the workshop participants using archive footage from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive as well as local films found along the way. There will be the stories gathered across the activity, and we’ll be presenting the themes that emerged in the final exhibition in Hawick. (You can see these on post-it notes in the image below.)

Our partners are invited and we’re inviting others from the cultural sector in Scotland. Andrew will then be leading a roundtable discussion with everyone in the room to explore the research themes in the wider context of cultural and creative placemaking currently happening across the country.

We’re delighted that the Sharing Event is part of TradFest Edinburgh/Dùn Èideann, the annual showcase of Scotland’s thriving traditional arts organised by TRACS. Full event details are available on the Tradfest website.

If you’d like to attend, please be in touch using the online Contact Form.