During the day, the building will be exclusively for event ticket holders. On Monday the building will open to non-ticket holders at 6:30pm, in advance of Tim Ingold’s free talk at 7:30 pm, due to a ticketed event in the restaurant, there will be no food service on Monday. On Tuesday the building will open to non-ticket holders at 5pm in advance of the free screening of Land of Songs at 6pm, Food service will be available on Tuesday night from 5pm.
9:30am – 10am : Registration- please collect your name badge/lunch pass and sign up for any workshops you want to attend. Tea and filter coffee for ticket holders in the café.
10am – 11am : Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project, Paul Thomas, Philly Hare & films from Agnes Houston MBE
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project are holding their Scottish Spring Gathering at the Cuimhne Symposium. Paul Thomas, Philly Hare and friends will be speaking about DEEP, personal experiences of dementia. There will be screenings of short films made by people with dementia and a live demonstration of dementia diaries.
11:00am – 11:30am : Refreshment break, Tea and filter coffee for ticket holders in the café. Poster presentations on the 3rd floor walkway
11:30am – 11:50am : Life Changes Trust, Anna Buchanan
Anna Buchanan is the Director of Life Changes Trust, and will be speaking about People Affected by Dementia Programme, Life Changes Trust.
11:50am – 12:10pm : Sonic textiles, Lucy Robertson PhD
Followed by the Launch of the sonic bird project in the Gallery
PhD researcher at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. In June 2013 Lucy graduated from DJCAD with a First-Class Honors degree in textile design. From 2013 to 2016 she has worked in various roles from teaching to marketing and returned to DJCAD in 2017 to start a PhD in Sonic Textiles for Health and Wellbeing. Within her research
Lucy is looking at how sound and textiles can evoke, record and create
12:30pm – 13:30pm : Lunch in café for ticket holder with lunch included.
13:30pm – 14:00pm : Hidden Gifts: the mystery of Angus MacPhee (2004) 25min
HIDDEN GIFTS explores the mysterious relationship between artistic expression and mental illness through the story of Scotsman Angus MacPhee. Directed by Nick Higgins
14:00pm – 14:30pm : Cianalas launch, Lesley Galbraith – The Big Lottery
15:00pm – 16:00pm : Island Food Tasting (in the Harbour room/restaurant)
Island foods such as Ceann Cropaig, Duff and Carrageen can be sampled at this special Cuimhne event.
16:00pm – 16:45pm : Traditional music session
18:00pm – 19:15pm : ‘Land of Songs’, Film by Aldona Watts (2015), followed by Director Talk
Inspired by their grandmother’s vivid accounts of her WWII-era childhood, first-time sibling filmmakers Aldona (director) and Julian Watts (cinematographer) travel to Lithuania with family. They arrive in Dainava, a region known as the ‘Land of Songs,’ where they meet a sprightly group of women who have kept their village’s ancient folk-singing tradition vibrant and essential through decades of war, occupation, and youth flight. When the filmmakers return years later, only five of the grandmothers are still alive. Land of Songs is a tender, poetic record of the lives of these remarkable women and an eloquent testament to heritage—and to the universal language of folk music. Land of Songs premiered in 2015 at the Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithuania, and at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Admission to Land of Songs film and Director’s talk is included with any Tuesday day ticket. Additional free tickets are available for those not attending the day. Book your free ticket here