Sounding Borders – the spark of spoken memories

15-06-17 17:30 - 15-06-17 18:30
Harmony Garden, St Mary's Rd, Melrose TD6 9LJ, UK Harmony Garden, St Mary's Rd, Melrose TD6 9LJ, UK

From animations to drama pieces and from print-making to poetry, the last 5 months have seen people across the Borders responding to the rich oral history collections held by the Scottish Borders Archive.

A special Borders Book Festival event will take attenders on a virtual tour of these creative projects, and give you the chance to listen in to Borders past via the recorded life stories which inspired them. All are most welcome to join us at the event to celebrate the creativity of people in the Borders and our inspiring audio heritage.

 

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Sounding Borders is a partnership between Live Borders, Scran and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds, a project based at the National Library of Scotland to champion the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s heritage sound recordings.

Related upcoming events

  • 18-07-17 10:00 - 18-07-17 13:00

    Summer holiday animation workshops for kids aged 8 to 12 in Eyemouth and Lauder.

    These workshops are part of the Sounding Borders project, which will invite communities in the Scottish Borders to listen to Borders Archive recordings and contribute a range of creative responses which will feature alongside archive recordings on an interactive online map.

    Come along for a fascinating introduction to the world of animated film  Simone Russell. You’ll be using recorded interviews as your soundtrack and your videos will be shared online to help others explore the history of the Borders – how’s that for fame?

    For ages 8 – 12. Accompanying parents/carers/grandparents welcome!

    18 July 2017, 10am – 1pm, Saltgreens Day Centre, Eyemouth

    19 July 2017, 10am – 1pm, Lauder Public Hall

    Places are free but must be booked in advance via the Heritage Hub: 01450 360 699 / archives@liveborders1.org.uk .

  • 19-07-17 10:00 - 19-07-17 13:00

    Summer holiday animation workshops for kids aged 8 to 12 in Eyemouth and Lauder.

    These workshops are part of the Sounding Borders project, which will invite communities in the Scottish Borders to listen to Borders Archive recordings and contribute a range of creative responses which will feature alongside archive recordings on an interactive online map.

    Come along for a fascinating introduction to the world of animated film  Simone Russell. You’ll be using recorded interviews as your soundtrack and your videos will be shared online to help others explore the history of the Borders – how’s that for fame?

    For ages 8 – 12. Accompanying parents/carers/grandparents welcome!

    18 July 2017, 10am – 1pm, Saltgreens Day Centre, Eyemouth

    19 July 2017, 10am – 1pm, Lauder Public Hall

    Places are free but must be booked in advance via the Heritage Hub: 01450 360 699 / archives@liveborders1.org.uk .