Moorland, woodland and coast – Annandale and Eskdale will be celebrating them all in the Environmental Art Festival Scotland.
The activities taking place in the east of D&G from 7-9 September are part of the series of Fresh Start backed Satellite Weekends which stretch out beyond the core festival – which you doubtless already know starts on 30 August.
The Annandale and Eskdale weekend has been carefully thought through to cover diverse landscapes and communities, from Powfoot to Moffat, and to be highly participatory.
TapRoots sounds fun – with lots of magical tales of trees and woods being told at Meikleholmside Cottage Farm. Then there’s an exhibition of work by various artists at Langholm Town Hall called Making the Most of the Moorlands.
|Making the Most of the Moorlands|
And we’ve previously talked about the Tidemark creative writing project at Powfoot, which culminates in a public reading of new work inspired by the shoreline which has been created in recent weeks.
|James Wyness - Reefing the Sail|
It’s on our website and just needs to be downloaded, filled in and emailed back to us, so we can create a good record of who has been involved and how. We have endeavoured to involve a proper cross-section of the creative community and this will help to show whether that’s happened.
● You can now visit the Fresh Start website at www.freshstartforthearts.com/