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Preserving Pasts, Imagining Futures | Creative Participatory Workshop

Online via Zoom
  • Monday 25 October, 2-3.30pm
FREE

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'It’s a grand thing to get leave to live’- a sense of place’

Nan Shepherd

In the run-up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, Glasgow, 31 October – 12 November 2021 (COP26), the National Library of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland are inviting visitors to respond creatively to works from the national collections to visualise how Scotland has been and will continue to be impacted by the climate and ecological emergency, unless decisive action is taken.

Join curator of the National Library of Scotland’s current exhibition, Petticoats and Pinnacles: Scotland’s Pioneering Mountain Women, Paula Williams and artist Katharine Aarrestad for a conversation in which we’ll be focusing on Scottish writer, poet and hill-walker Nan Shepherd (1893-1981). Inspired by the themes of her celebrated book The Living Mountain, the Cairngorms and today’s issues of climate change.

Please bring pen and paper for this participatory online workshop, it is a chance for you to voice your ideas, views and thoughts; we hope you’ll join in to share the discussions.

Find out more ways to get involved in Preserving Pasts, Imagining Futures and how to submit your creative responses. Submissions will be displayed on the our website during COP26.

Image: Cairngorms National Park by Unsplash.

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