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Illuminations bring art and light to Argyll and Bute

Illuminations marks the birth date of St Colmcille on 7 December 521 AD and celebrates the artistic achievements of all of those supported by The Colmcille Legacy Award.

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McCaig Tower, Oban, Colmcille Awards Projection Event June 2021, artwork by Alicia Hendrick.

THE VALUE OF ARCHIVING FOR CREATIVE AND CULTURAL GROWTH

Why are archives important? Find out how archives and archival processes are relevant to CHARTS and what can they offer for our members? As part of our Place Makers project, we explore the importance of archives for creative and cultural growth in Argyll and the Isles.

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From Celts to Victorians, Dunoon Grammar School visit Castle House Museum | Heritage Horizons

As part of our Heritage Horizons project with CHARTS, last month a group of S3 History pupils from Dunoon Grammar School took a class trip to the Castle House Museum.

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Microcluster Networks Looking at Place Makers

Since March 2020 CHARTS has been working closely with Dr Michael Pierre Johnson from The Innovation School at Glasgow School of Art to research the impacts of creative collaborations in Argyll and Bute. The research project, Microcluster Networks Argyll and Isles, focused on providing bespoke development support through one-to-one sessions, webinars and workshops for organisations and individuals across the region.

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Message to the Earth: Out in the Mountains

Artist Judith Parrott, one of the Colmcille 1500 Award recipients with her work Rionnach Maoim : Cloud Shadows, has since gone on to create two new films that continue to explore the importance of Gaelic culture and its intrinsic connection to landscape.

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Celebrating St Columba’s connections to the natural world.

Artist Catriona Patience, shares three original pieces Calman Creige, Calman Tùchan and Calman Geal for the Colmcille 1500 celebrations, funded by CHARTS.

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Opening the door for careers in heritage

Thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Foundation, an Argyll & Bute scheme is offering young people a new route to gaining employment and skills in heritage.

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Heritage Horizons Launch Event

Aged 18-30? Join us online on Monday 30 August (7-9pm) to discover exciting upcoming opportunities for young people in Argyll.

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Get Involved with the Great Outdoors

We have all been locked Up or Down to varying degrees for a very long time now.

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The Enduring Legacy and Presence of Colm Cille

Visual artist Thomas Keyes is featured in the August 2021 issue of Celtic Life International.

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