Join us for a FREE, friendly networking event with guest Nicola McHendry who’ll be talking about the value of local communities within heritage.
Glasgow CAN’s #CreativeConnect sessions are designed to be an informal way to connect with other Participatory Artists and Organisations in Glasgow. Each month we facilitate some relaxed networking activities and bring on board a guest speaker who delivers a 20 minute talk at the event about their practice or organisation, giving you the opportunity to learn and ask questions. It’s the perfect environment to connect with peers, meet new faces and strengthen your network and knowledge of what’s happening in the world of Participatory Arts. You do not have to be a Glasgow CAN member to join in.
This month we are joined by Nicola McHendry, Heritage and Community Development Manager at Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust. Nicola will chat to us about heritage within local communities:
“The most valuable information about local heritage is held by communities. It is in their natural history, buildings, language and song, museums, clothes, castles, food, archives, and their art. This local heritage gives us a sense of connection. It might be to a community, a place, or a shared past. It reflects different viewpoints across cultures and generations and is the key to local distinctiveness and identity. It is the mongrel of the heritage sector and is so varied and all-encompassing that no two community heritage organisations are the same. It is unclassifiable, yet hundreds, if not thousands of organisations define themselves as coming under this banner.
So if it is all of these things, what does that mean for creatives? And how can participatory arts help us embrace our community heritage?”
We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!