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Ochils Festival 2014

The Ochils Festival 2014 will be taking place between the 1st and the 30th June, will a huge range of FREE events for all!  A highlight will be The Tartan Ball, a celebration of Hillfoots heritage, with a modern twist!

The tartan Ball is a revival of the event that was first held in Alva in the 1840′s to inject some life into the local textile industry.  A key feature was that the ladies wore tartan evening dresses.

Other events taking place across the month will be Guided tours of the Historic Kirkyards,  How to Trace your Scottish Ancestors, Abseiling & Climbing, Introduction to Geo-caching in the Ochils and Handmade Tile workshops to name but a few of the events.

 

For full event listings visit:  www.ochils.org.uk

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Paris Buns and Bombs – Exhibition

International artist, Lys Hansen will be showcasing work reflecting memories of early childhood in Scotland during the Second World War at the Makers Gallery & Bistro, Alloa from Saturday 8th February until Thursday 27th March.

This thought provoking exhibition features amongst others – images of Alloa’s shipyard where D Day landing craft were made, alongside images of Artic convoy’s where Lys Hansen’s father served.

Housed in Alloa’s newest Gallert & Bistro ‘Paris, Buns and Bombs’ is a fearless confrontation of the realities of war, seen and felt through the eyes of a child; reflected and recreated through the unflinching heart and craft of one of Scotland’s leading artists.

For further information contact The Maker’s Gallery & Bistro, telephone 01259 214951, Email-  enterprisecoordinator@makers-gallery.co.uk or

visit the website www.makers-gallery.co.uk

 

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Forth Valley Open Studios 2013

8th until 16th June

Forth Valley Open Studios is a nine-day art event in Central Scotland for artists, designers, makers, art clubs and galleries. Artists open their studios and work spaces inviting all members of the community to view their work. Many offer demonstrations and provide the public with an experience, taking time to engage with the audiences and explain their ideas and inspiration for their work.  To find out who is exhibiting, and how you can take part and visit go to www.forthvalleyopenstudios.com

Resonate Arts House

Resonate Arts House have published their June programme of activities and events which offers a range of activities including photography, pottery, life drawing and textiles, visit their website www.resonate.uk.net for the full programme.

The Swarm Gallry and art supplies shop within Resonate Arts House is open every Friday and Satirday 10am – 4pm

Glass blowing courses for beginners

‘Learn the magical way glass is formed and sculpted’ with Elin Isaksson Glass Studios.  Elin’s popular glass blowing courses for beginners are held regularly, and no previous experience is needed, day courses include: making a paper weight with colours and patterns, blowing a tumbler and other hollow glass objects, for which the maker can take home.

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VisitScotland Expo 2013

Clackmannanshire will be exhibiting on stand H3 at the VisitScotland Expo taking place at the Glasgow SECC April 17th – 18th April 2013.  This is an opportunity to showcase Clackmannanshire and is open to businesses interested in making connections with a both UK and International inbound tourism companies.   For Further information about attending visit www.visitscotlandexpo.com

Showcase Your Business Event

Clackmannanshire Business will be holding a ‘Showcase Your Business’ event on Thursday 24th May 2012 at Alloa Town Hall from 3.00pm until 8.30pm giving businesses in Clackmannanshire an opportunity to promote their business for free, network with the business community and generate new business leads.   Businesses interested in participating should contact Allyson Keen at akeen@clacks.gov.uk

Discover Clackmannanshire

Discover Clackmannanshire is a not-for-profit group created specifically to look at ways to support business throughout Clackmannanshire by bringing new visitors to the area and increase awareness of what Clackmannanshire has to offer.  Membership of Discover Clackmannanshire provides a range of benefits to businesses, to find out contact discover.clackmannanshire@gmail.com

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Ochils Festival 2014

The Ochils Festival 2014 will be taking place between the 1st and the 30th June, will a huge range of FREE events for all!  A highlight will be The Tartan Ball, a celebration of Hillfoots heritage, with a modern twist!

The tartan Ball is a revival of the event that was first held in Alva in the 1840′s to inject some life into the local textile industry.  A key feature was that the ladies wore tartan evening dresses.

Other events taking place across the month will be Guided tours of the Historic Kirkyards,  How to Trace your Scottish Ancestors, Abseiling & Climbing, Introduction to Geo-caching in the Ochils and Handmade Tile workshops to name but a few of the events.

 

For full event listings visit:  www.ochils.org.uk

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Paris Buns and Bombs – Exhibition

International artist, Lys Hansen will be showcasing work reflecting memories of early childhood in Scotland during the Second World War at the Makers Gallery & Bistro, Alloa from Saturday 8th February until Thursday 27th March.

This thought provoking exhibition features amongst others – images of Alloa’s shipyard where D Day landing craft were made, alongside images of Artic convoy’s where Lys Hansen’s father served.

Housed in Alloa’s newest Gallert & Bistro ‘Paris, Buns and Bombs’ is a fearless confrontation of the realities of war, seen and felt through the eyes of a child; reflected and recreated through the unflinching heart and craft of one of Scotland’s leading artists.

For further information contact The Maker’s Gallery & Bistro, telephone 01259 214951, Email-  enterprisecoordinator@makers-gallery.co.uk or

visit the website www.makers-gallery.co.uk

 

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Volunteers and Events – A Perfect Match

Volunteers and Events – A Perfect Match?
Friday 7th February, 12.30 – 16.00
Volunteer Scotland, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ

Volunteer Scotland are delighted to invite you, in partnership with EventScotland, to this free workshop about events and volunteers. 2014 will be the biggest year in Scotland’s volunteer story and there has never been a better time for sharing information about volunteering at your events.

12.30 – 13.00 Soup and Sandwiches
13.00 – 13.15 Welcome and Introductions
13.15 – 13.25 2014 Commonwealth Games volunteer legacy
13.25 – 14.00 Preparing for volunteer involvement at events
14.00 – 14.30 Understanding people’s motivations to volunteer at events
14.30 – 15.00 How to make it easy for people to volunteer at your event
15.00 – 15.20 Tools, tips and resources to help your volunteer recruitment
15.20 – 15.40 Evaluating the difference that volunteers make to your event
15.40 – 16.00 Closing comments and follow up actions

If you have any questions, or would like to book,  please email hello@volunteerscotland.org.uk or call Rebecca on 01786 479593

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Gartmorn Dam 300

Gartmorn Dam will be celebrating its tercentenary in 2013, with a programmeof events, exhibitions and outdoor activity.

Gartmorn Dam is the oldest man-made resovoir in Scotland and was built to supply the growing industrialisation that took place in Clackmannanshire during the 18th century.  Today Gartmorn Dam is a Country Park, with a circular  route, ideal for walking, cycling and horesriding.  There are picinic areas, and in winter months this is an important site for migratory wildfowl.

Look out for the programme of activity, and the main celebrations taking place between the 26th and 28th July 2013.

Clackmannanshire at VisitScotland Expo 2012

The VisitScotland Expo will take place at the Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh on the 25th & 26th April, attracting over 400 UK and International buyers to meet with Scottish tourism businesses.  Clackmannanshire will be exhibiting for the second year, alongside Stirling and Falkirk and in partnership with Caledonian Classics, Alloa Tower and The Ochil Soap Company, visit us on stands G2 and G4.

www.visitscotlandexpo.com