Scottish Book Trust and Glenuig Seashore Festival bring the magic of storytelling to Lochaber

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A Common Shore Crab at Glenuig Bay photographed by Janet Ullman - Going down to the beach you might be in for a surprise!

As part of the Wild Lochaber Festival the second Glenuig Seashore Festival will take place on Sunday 17th May. This is will be a lovely relaxed free family event in a fabulous seashore venue.

The theme for this year is ‘From the summits to the Sea’ and will feature the creation of an artwork which will be a 3D map of the journey from Ben Nevis to the sea at Glenuig. The process starts with schools workshops in Glen Nevis and will be completed on the day by children at the festival. The whole project will be led by local artists Alison Durbin and Helen Michie, ably assisted by The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers.

To continue with our theme of journeys we are really pleased to welcome again the wonderful storyteller, traveller and author, Jess Smith who enchanted young and old alike last year. We are very grateful to Creative Scotland for enabling us to bring Jess back to this lovely corner of Lochaber.

There will also be traditional music from local musicians to add to the festival atmosphere. The Moidart History House will be open providing a unique insight into the past of the area. The Countryside Rangers will also be doing lots of fun seashore based activities. We are very pleased to have Our Dynamic Earth who will be demonstrating and explaining the geological events which created our beautiful landscapes – in novel and surprising ways which everyone will enjoy.

The tea room will be open all day providing excellent lunches and refreshments.

This free event takes place in Glenuig Community Hall from 11am to 5pm. The event is joint funded by Highland Seashore Biodiversity Project and Creative Scotland’s Live Literature Fund.

Highland Seashore Biodiversity Project is been funded by The Highland Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Crown Estate Marine Stewardship Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. It is a three year project running from 2013 and aims to work with local communities and visitors to the Highlands. The project will run events and activities around the coast, to celebrate the heritage and nature of the shores. The project will work in partnership with local community groups, by the provision of seashore field trips, skill development in surveying, workshops, roadshows and celebrations of the coast and shoreline.

Live Literature Funding, which is managed by Scottish Book Trust. The fund exists to bring the work of Scottish fiction writers, playwrights, poets, storytellers to every corner of Scottish society including schools, libraries, writers groups, additional support needs organisations, community groups and literary organisations. The scheme subsidises up to 1,200 writer events around the country each year, reaching an average annual audience of over 50,000 people.








5 May 2015
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