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New exhibition reveals ‘another world’ of Scottish film

September 6, 2014 by

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Changing experiences of childhood documented on film Films and videos shot by some of Scotland’s pioneering amateur filmmakers will be showcased in a new exhibition now open at the City of Edinburgh Council’s Museum of Childhood. This new archive has been developed through a four year research project undertaken by experts at the University of […]

Seeing is believing: new project tells the story of Edinburgh’s blind people

July 29, 2014 by

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A Heritage Lottery Fund project that will bring to life the stories of people with sight loss in Edinburgh and the Lothians a hundred years ago is being launched today. ‘Seeing Our History’ will offer a unique but often grim glimpse of a time when the blind and partially sighted were consigned to the margins […]

Forthcoming Fishing Folk events

April 11, 2014 by

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Since earliest times, Newhaven in Edinburgh has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography. As part of Fishing Folk, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of this heritage. Events still to come […]

Fishing Folk sail into Newhaven this month

March 1, 2014 by

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Fishing Folk Since earliest times, Newhaven has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography. As part of Fishing Folk, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of this heritage. Events in March: Friday 7 March, […]

(More) power to the people!

January 29, 2013 by

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‘Power to the People’, an introduction to the history of protest in Scotland, restarted at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre this morning but a few spaces for new faces are available for the new session. Community Learning and Development worker Lynn McCabe, who devised and supports the course, said: “The Power to the People course started back this morning (Tuesday 29 […]

NEVER GIVE UP! Social History Group launches book on North Edinburgh activism

June 24, 2011 by

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For some, the names Muirhouse, Drylaw and Pilton conjure up images of run-down housing schemes, drugs and violence, but a group of local people are showing there’s a far more positive story to be told about life in North Edinburgh with the publication of a new book and accompanying DVD. ‘Never Give Up – A […]