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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

EAFS Satellite Weekend 3 - Wigtownshire!

14, 15, 16th September

Martyrs Stake, Wigtown. Photo by Stephen Jolly
As the seasons change from the last of summer to the mellowing of Autumn, Environmental Art Festival Scotland (EAFS) heads West to Wigtownshire for their Satellite Weekend. Wigtownshire has probably the greatest extremes in Dumfries and Galloway - from a rugged coastline  (as the Solway Firth runs out leaving the West exposed to the open Atlantic) - to the gentle Machars that have been one of the centres of the Scottish dairy industry for generations to the extraordinary wealth of ancient remains such as stone circles, cup and ring markings, pilgrimage routes - and of course, Whithorn one of the cradles of Christianity in Scotland through its association with the 4th/5th Century Missionary St Ninian.
Much of this environmental context is wrapped into the programme being presented by the Wigtownshire Arts Hub this weekend - here is the running order:

Saturday 14th September

The Wigtownshire Shindig. Launch -  Environmental Art in Wigtownshire Exhibition resource, presentation of image collection and Bird House Trail (on Bruce St)........The Wigtownshire Environmental Art Image Collection will be available to venues around the region after the launch event. Shindig also includes work by EAFS artist Jodie Marshall concerning the Stone Age site at Dunragit (nr Stranraer)

Time: 11am to 4pm

Location Whithorn Story Centre, 45/47, George Street, Whithorn. DG8 8NS
Hawthorn Horse (NX4351)
Hawthorn Horse - photo by Andy Farrington
The Whithorn Lecture - Whithorn's celebrated annual lecture - this year the speaker is Dr David Griffith who will discuss “Early Medieval Whithorn: The Irish Sea Context”.Hosted by Friends of the Whithorn Trust
Time: 6pm (free)

Location: Whithorn Primary School, Castlehill, Whithorn. DG8 8PN
(JPEG Image, 800 × 534 pixels)
Whithorn Crosses - typical of the Whithorn School of Mediaeval Sculpture
Sunday 15th September
The Shire Charabanc Wigtownshire Arts on the Move. The Shire Chahrabanc will carry a group of Artists, Poets, Storytellers to communities across the area - they will make stops at places (see full list and times below). At each stop they’ll join local groups, share information about the Arts in Wigtownshire and invite people to join in with special arts activities created on the day.... one artist will creating images of each location, another will be using 'extreme knitting' to create a Wigtownshire Memories Wall Hanging (bring an object and a story to be incorporated), a storyteller will be spinning tall tales, a photographer will be recording all that transpires and everyone will be working on a  Memory Boxes project throughout the day.  Join in by meeting the bus at one (or more) of the loaction below or even follow in your car for the full experience of The Shire Charabanc.

Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Whithorn (Whithorn Centre, 45/47, George Street, Whithorn. DG8 8NS) 10am
Glenluce Abbey 11- 11.30
Sandhead noon - 12.30
Stranraer (Agnew Park) 1pm - 2pm
Newton Stewart (Riverside carpark) 2.30 - 2.30pm
Wigtown (Glaisnock Cafe, Main St) 3.30 - 4pm


Monday 16th September

Dancing in the Sand Go along and help make a big picture on the shoreline and enjoy some dancing too. Fun for all ages. Led by Artist and Coastal Ranger Elizabeth Tindal

Time: noon - 6pm

Location: Sandhead Beach, Stoneykirk, Nr Stranraer. MAP HERE

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