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Please have a look through these latest news items for interesting opportunities/announcements.

National Poetry Day 2012 theme is… STARS
Visit the Scottish Poetry Library website for information about National Poetry Day on Thursday 4 October 2012.
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‘Composition to Exhibition’ in Tobermory

‘Composition to Exhibition’ is a visual arts and music collaborative project aimed at secondary pupils. After visiting Islay, Bute and Tiree the Creative Arts in Schools Team (CAST) held a two day workshop on Mull offering pupils from Tobermory High the opportunity to work with a musician and two visual artists.
The concept for the project is ‘recognising and celebrating potential opportunities for our islands through harnessing natural energy sources in particular tidal/wave energy.’ We have reflected this concept by focusing throughout on applying modern technologies such as film, sequencing and digital art to craft/art and music. Continue reading ‘Composition to Exhibition’ in Tobermory

Easter Island Heads!

What could you do if you had a big stone head in your playground?

CAST has funding to take part in a national arts project called ‘Giants in the Forest’ and has offered primary schools the chance to take part in an Argyll and Bute off-shoot. To date we have 71 primary schools signed up to take part. Each school is being sent a large ceramic ‘Easter Island’ head, which can be planted up with seedlings/plants of their choice. A bag of compost is also being supplied.

GITF involves enormous heads being erected in woodland in Argyll as well as Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. These are being planted up with indigenous growth from the surrounding habitat and used as a catalyst for a wide variety of arts and education events. The national project is run by ‘vision mechanics’. Continue reading Easter Island Heads!