Panto Fun with Lunch at An Lanntair

We had great fun at the Stornoway Thespians Panto –  Beauty and the Beast – this morning, with a great lunch at An Lanntair Cafe Bar afterwards.

Mike did a fab job on the tech desk with lots of lighting and smoke effects….even some spooky mirrors!

Thanks to everyone who came along, supported, performed, ‘teched’ and made and served our lovely dinner.

It was incredibly moving to see the community gathered together at Christmas, young and older alike. I feel very festive now!

Exhibition Preparation

The office at An Lanntair is being taken over by quilts, cushions and bags today, in preparation for the Quilter in Residence exhibition on Monday.

Come along to An Lanntair’s Mezzanine Gallery at 1.30pm on Monday 12th December for drinks and nibbles, to celebrate this wonderful project and all of the the incredibly personal works created for wonderful people attending Alzheimer Scotland’s Solas Day Centre.


Quilter in Residence – the sequel!


I thought that today’s session would be the last, working with people attending Alzheimer Scotland’s Solas Day Centre. Chris Hammacott has been Quilter in residence for November, which extended into December.

Service Manager Marion MacInnes extended the residency into January with further funds, so that more people could enjoy a personal quilted piece. Wonderful news!

Monday 12th December at 1.30pm sees the exhibition of the work so far open at An Lanntair’s Mezzanine Gallery, with drinks and nibbles.

December Events

December 7th, 2-4pm Paula presenting our island case study to Upstream Conference, at Edinburgh Festival Theatre, a Life Changes Trust funded project on transport.

PANTOMIMEFriday 9th Dec – Stornoway Thespians have invited us to attend their production of Beauty & The Beast at An Lanntair at 10.30am

Monday 12th Dec – 1.30 pmQuilting Exhibition Opening – Mezzanine Gallery, An Lanntair – Nibbles and drinks to celebrate Chris Hammacott’s Quilter in Residence work at Solas Day Centre throughout November. Come and see the beautiful, personal pieces that Chris created with people attending Solas Day Centre. Exhibition open from 12th Dec to 22nd Dec.

Dementia Friendly Screening of White Christmas 10.30am Thursday 15th December in the Pocket Cinema

last Thursday of the month. In collaboration with Alzheimer Scotland.
Please book with Alzheimer Scotland Resource Centre, Bells Road.
Next one is Thursday, December 15th

Tuesday Ceilidh Dementia Cafes at Western Isles Hospital – A collaboration between Arora project, NHS and Alzheimer Scotland. Tuesdays at 2pm-3pm from 4th October to March 2017. Christmas break after 13th December event – re-opening on 10th January.