Cuimhne will be a two day event that seeks to combine academic thought, archive footage, making and live performance with a particular focus on memory, oral tradition and creativity. Cuimhne will also showcase An Lanntair’s Arora project and Dementia Friendly Community initiative.
The event will feature talks, workshops, exhibitions, curated island food events, artists talks and films.
There will be a strong focus on the Gaelic culture and language of the islands, with opportunities to take part in island events.
£50 for two days including lunch, tea and coffee and access to all events and workshops
£30 one day tickets including lunch, tea and coffee and access to all events and workshops
£15 one day tickets including access to workshops, but not lunch
£20 Dinner Ticket – 2 Course dinner – Monday 23 April, 5:30pm- 7pm
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.
2 day timetable as PDF
- Professor Tim Ingold BA, PhD, Chair in Social Anthropology at Aberdeen University
- Dr. Cathlin Macaulay from The School of Scottish Studies/Edinburgh University
- Dr.Stephanie Bunn from St.Andrews University ‘Woven Communities’ project
- Ana Buchannan from Life Changes Trust
- Lucy Robertson, PhD researcher in Sonic Textiles for Health and Wellbeing from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
- There will be showings of the award winning film ‘Land of Songs’ alongside the dynamic International photographic project ‘Eyes as big as plates’.
- Making sessions with Caroline Dear and Dawn Susan will explore aspects of the ‘Woven Communities’ project, combining traditional woven forms and techniques with ancient and more modern materials.
New commissioned pieces from our Arora artists in Uist will be featured in the main gallery as well as making sessions that explore island material culture.