Scotland and Asia: Cultural Translations

On 2 September 2009,  from 9-5pm an event that aims to explore points of contact between the histories, cultures and peoples of Asia and Scotland will take place at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Strathclyde. To attend this free event, please e-mail your details to knowledgetransfer@ahrc.ac.uk.

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The event aims to bring arts and humanities researchers in Scotland together with partners from related disciplines and organisations explore contacts between Scottish and Asian cultures with a view to shaping future relationships. These points of contact could be in Asia or in Scotland, or within the wider Scottish and Asian diasporas.

The key questions are what shapes should future relations between Scotland and Asia take and how can arts and humanities researchers work with non-HEI partners in order to realise these?

Experiencing health and illness in Scotland

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) are working together in a strategic partnership to explore potential for enhancing knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities in Scotland.

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They are co-hosting an event that aims to bring arts and humanities researchers together with partners from related disciplines and organisations is taking place on 1 September, 9-5 pm, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh. To attend this free event, please e-mail your details to knowledgetransfer@ahrc.ac.uk.

The idea behind the event is to explore how arts and humanities subjects can contribute to new perspectives on the experience of health and illness in Scotland and and new approaches to therapy and recovery in Scotland.

Stitching up Sighthill

Come along to Sighthill Community One Stop Shop (SCOSS) on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 to have fun, make friends, be creative and learn new skills.

From knitting and sewing to gluing and sticking, find out how you can help build an amazing piece of art for the community as part of the Stitching up Sighthill project being run by Margaret Thompson and Linda Broadfoot of SCOSS.

Sighthill community arts project
Sighthill community arts project

 

Enjoy a laugh, a gossip and tall tales about the creation of Keeping Glasgow in Stitches, a fantastic visual arts project now housed in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as Professor Malcolm Lochhead of Glasgow Caledonian University entertains you with stories and slides.

For more information, contact the Applied Knowledge Exchange on appliedknowledgeexchange@gcal.ac.uk or 0141 331 3189.

Eye tests at Sighthill Community One Stop Shop

Glasgow Caledonian University is running a Field Eye Clinic once a week at Sighthill Community One Stop Shop (SCOSS) . fully equipped and run by a professional optometrist.  The clinic runs on Tuesdays, from 9:30am and the service is provided free of charge.

Visit SCOSS reception or call 0141 558 1226 to book an appointment.

Eye testing in Sighthill
Eye tests at SCOSS