Designing Out and About
15 September 2021
Making Well with Heritage
This Thursday 16 September 6.30-8pm, Old Kirk Kirkcaldy
Heritage can reach in to enrich our lives as individuals and community.
After our 80 strong international online Roundtable last week, please join us this week in person for the latest of our Twilight Talks about Design. With a keynote from Christine May of the Fife Historic Buildings Trust, we'll hear from three inspiring panelists.
Ruthanne Baxter FRSA is Museums Manager at University of Edinburgh and discusses design of their Prescribe Culture intervention in support of good mental health; Lynsey Gillespie of PRONI visits from Belfast to explore the use of N.Ireland's Public Records to support community well-being; and artist Hannah Ayre discusses her 20 years experience in public engagement across the UK including at Silverburn Park in Fife.
Linen Routes and Open Doors
We've partnered with local communities and Scotland's Doors Open Days to co-design new walks and promote creative endeavours in Fife. Many thanks to Christine and the team at Markinch Heritage and to all at Auchtertool House for last weekend. Our Walks were swiftly subscribed and we aim to offer them again with new Linen Route Maps to download too. Flax Mill and Dunfermline tours are fully booked but Silverburn Park is open for visitors all weekend.
This Sunday from 11.30am - 4pm, visit Burntisland's Platform Studios to meet linen handloom weaver Susie Redman who will be joined by poet Sheena Barry, reading some of her work resonant of the day's themes.
We're on display
Our Festival Exhibition
This Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm, last day Sunday 19 Sep, 11am - 4pm
This is a truly site specific display of art works, artefacts, crafted items and contemporary design including new works by artists Tina Scopa and Kirsty Nicol. Invigilator Jenna will count you in with a weft of linen, and curator John offers Exhibition Insights Talks 10.30am and 2.30pm on Friday 17 Sep and 2.30pm Sunday 19th.
Our flax has germinated and is growing well in situ, heralding our new Flax Futures collaborations already taking shape . As Scotland's Flax and Linen Festival concludes this weekend, we'll keep you in touch of the developing Flax Futures projects in the months to come @journeysindesign (across all platforms) and on Our Linen Stories Facebook page.