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Articulate Cultural Trust – Made with Care

11th December 2019
Cultural SEN News

Problem: Care experienced young people often don’t think things they create are good enough.  Sometimes they don’t get much opportunity to be creative.  This means they don’t put themselves out there as much as they could or should. Solution: Made with Care is designed to show them what their creativity is really worth by selling […]

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STRIKING EXHIBITION OF TAPESTRY WEAVINGS BRING TO LIFE A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND

14th November 2019

Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries by artist Katie Russell Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire Saturday 14 December – Sunday 29March 2020 Award-winning tapestry artist Katie Russell weaves together naval history, ground-breaking technology and art to explore the largest ever naval conflict, the Battle of Jutland, in her new exhibition Woven Waves which opens at the Scottish Maritime […]

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‘The Foul Mouthed Foreman’, ‘The Stowaway on the SS Florence Cooke’ and ‘A Trip to Kolkata’

14th November 2019

Scottish Maritime Museum launches a collection of short films reflecting on life around local shipyards in the last century A new collection of personal stories reflecting on life lived around the shipyards and marine industries of Irvine and Garnock Valley during the last century is now screening at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside. The 15 short stories, which […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – October 2019

7th November 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the October newsletter I’d like invite social enterprises along to one of our consultation events on Wednesday 30th October 10.30am-12.30pm (with lunch included) at Cockenzie House in East Lothian.  This event is an opportunity to help shape and inform the next SE Action Plan.  We’ve held several events around Scotland already, with more […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – September 2019

7th November 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the September newsletter Our SE Conference, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance, will be taking place on 25th/26th November 2019 – again at the Westerwood Hotel. Last week, we announced that Neil McInroy – Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) – will be one of our keynote speakers. Here’s […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – August 2019

14th August 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the August newsletter I visited the Eden Project (a social enterprise in Cornwall) a couple of weeks ago.  I was impressed by the sheer scale of the project and that every visitor is constantly being educated about their social and environmental impact throughout their visit –  that’s over 19 million visitors since it […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – July 2019

10th July 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the July newsletter Summer and Scotland is in full bloom! Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter and Senscot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website. Sarah Senscot Update Watch out for our information sheet on The Year of Coasts and Waters– due any […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – June 2019

12th June 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

I was very sad to hear last week of the death of Roger Goodyear.  Roger and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival have been Tourism and Cultural SEN members for many years and, a strong supporter of social enterprise, he spoke at events for us on a few occasions.  I know he will be greatly missed […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – May 2018

14th May 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the May newsletter I hope your all having an industrious springtime and still managing to enjoy the sunshine. Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter and Senscot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website. Sarah Senscot Update In the last newsletter I included the links to the new Scottish […]

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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – April 2019

5th May 2019
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to the April newsletter (and spring sunshine) There are a couple of surveys in this months newsletter- both of these are important and I ask that you take some time out of your busy working week to please contribute. I know you’re asked to respond to survey after survey, but these ones really matter! […]

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