November 30, 2016 at 10:00am - 4pm

“Enhanced by Our Diversity, Connected by Our Humanity”

Exploring cultural heritage and local creativity as a pathway to active citizenship

Scotland's history and heritage belongs to all of Scotland's people. Ahead of 2017’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, this conference explores how we can realise the creative potential of our diverse cultural heritage in local communities and promote a dynamic, inclusive Scottish national identity.

Bringing together practitioners, policymakers and academics, the day will offer presentationsparticipative workshopslive performances and networking opportunities. We look forward to how we might realise this creative potential, fostering good relationships at a community level and promoting a dynamic, inclusive Scottish national identity for the future.

Alasdair Allan MSP will open the day with a reflection on the global influence on our national cultural heritage and Dr. Rami Ousta will highlight the role of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) as a pathway to active citizenship.

With live performances from BBC Traditional Musician of the Year 2013, Paddy CallaghanDr Muhammad Al-Hussaini and Dance Ihayami. Workshops with TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), Bemis, Museums and Galleries Scotland and Voluntary Arts Scotland.

What does Scotland’s inclusive national identity mean to you? The day will end with panel discussion and Q & A with Donald Shaw, Director of Celtic Connections, storyteller and musician Marion KennyEdyta Kania of Dance Ihayami and Bemis’ Danny Boyle, chaired by Donald Smith, Director of TRACS.

The daytime conference will be followed by Light in the Dark, a St Andrew's Day celebration of stories, music & dance celebrating Scotland's multi-culturalism. More information here.

View programme and booking information here.

November 30, 2016 at 10:00am - 4pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns