Discover Moray’s Great Places: Heritage and Culture Symposium

Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
 – 4:00 pm
Location: Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College UHI, Elgin
Price: Free

Discover Moray’s Great Places is a partnership project led by Moray Council on behalf of the Moray Economic Partnership. The project aims to explore how Moray’s rich heritage can be further enhanced through working closely with the arts, cultural and heritage sector to maximise the engagement of the community, in particular younger people, and attract new audiences, participants and visitors. It aims to increase community cohesion and ownership of heritage assets and identify appropriate steps to address inequality by engaging new audiences and highlighting opportunities to further enhance heritage through a range of different media.

This symposium will inspire conversation and create connections between artists, people passionate about heritage and those working in the heritage sector in Moray. We will find out about the Discover Moray’s Great Places project, hear from artists who have delivered outstanding heritage and arts projects, and explore opportunities for creativity to enhance Moray’s rich cultural heritage. Attendance is open to all individuals and groups who are interested in finding out how creativity can be used to enhance our local heritage stories.

Guest Speakers

  • Mary Bourne RSA MRBS – Visual Artist
  • Bob Pegg – Storyteller, Musician and Author
  • Mark Zygadlo – Fine Art, Woodcarving, Cabinet Making, Boat Building/Restoration
  • Robert Singer – Chef/Baker and Environmental Artist, Artist in Resident with Deveron Projects
  • Simon Sharkey – Theatre Director and Writer
  • Tom McKean – Folklorist/Director of the Elphinstone Institute.

Symposium Schedule

10am: Registration (tea and coffee served)
10.30am: Welcome and introduction to the Discover Moray’s Great Places Project by Jim Royan
11am – 12.30pm: Artists presentations
12.30pm – 1.15pm: Networking lunch
1.15pm – 2.30pm: Artists presentations
2.30pm – 3.30pm: Breakout workshops – facilitated by presenting artists
3.30pm: Jim Royan and Kresanna Aigner bring to a close
3.30pm – 4pm: Attendees invited to stay and find out more about the work and the aspirations of the Discover Moray’s Great Places Project and the We Make Moray Place Partnership

Curated & Produced by Findhorn Bay Arts on behalf of the Discover Moray’s Great Places Project.

Hosted by: Findhorn Bay Arts, Discover Moray’s Great Places

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