Cuimhne For Everyone

The Cuimhne / Memory Symposium has something for everyone.

If you are interested in island and Gaelic culture, material culture, memory and making, there is a great deal to interest you through exhibition pieces, workshops, music, food, talks and films.

If you are interested in the field of dementia, come and hear from people who live with dementia, visit Alzheimer Scotland and NHS Western Isles staff at their stalls, enjoy films and art made by and with people with dementia and learn about Dementia Diaries and the work of DEEP groups, Life Changes Trust and Sporting Memories. Hear about local support available and rummage through our Memory Boxes and textile or printmaking art kits. Celebrate the past three years of project work with us and look ahead to the next two years. Meet our funders.

There is plenty to inspire academics and students at all levels. Hear from Anthropologists, Researchers, Film Makers and Artists. Enjoy the poster presentations and making sessions. Network at our conference dinner and browse the Exhibition.

For people living with dementia and care partners, enjoy the DEEP gathering, all of the events and two extra mini bus events to visit a local Ceilidh and a craft fayre at Scalpay on Weds 25th April.

Scalpay Community Hall Craft Fayre open to all Weds 25th April 10am – 4pm. FREE entry and opportunities to enjoy the work of local Artists and the Scalpay Craft Group.

Cuimhne will be a two day event that seeks to combine academic thought, archive footage, making and live performance with 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.

Speakers include:

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

Anna Buchanan 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.

Scottish DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) Group gathering for people living with dementia.

£50 for two days including lunch, tea and coffee and access to all events and workshops

£30 day tickets including lunch, tea and coffee and access to all events and workshops

£15 day tickets including access to workshops, but not lunch

A limited amount of all inclusive or day tickets for people living with dementia and care partners. Contact paula@lanntair.com

Guest list for invited guests working and volunteering in the field of dementia.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WORKSHOP SPACE IS LIMITED AND NEEDS TO BE BOOKED AT THE POINT OF TICKET PURCHASE OR REGISTRATION.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE MONDAY CONFERENCE DINNER IS A TICKETED EVENT ONLY – TICKETS £20.

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