Location: East Kilbride Arts Centre
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
Cost: Free admission
Arttoon Delightland Exhibition 7-30 Apr 2016 10:00am - 8:00pm Free admission East Kilbride Arts Centre
An exciting time approaches for artist Neil Smith as it has been 20 years since his first commercial exhibition.
This Arttoon Exhibition, the second in East Kilbride Art Centre, will showcase some large scale Art not seen before on a Graffiti Wall. Using a technique coined "Doodling" a large scale piece of work will be created using vibrant colours on the wall. New Digital Toons with some fun themes will also be on display harking back to the Postcards of yesteryear. A final selection of Landscapes with a twist will complete a fun vibrant show with something for everyone.
Location: St Leonards Library
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Joe Glackin introduces Inspector Gloria Sirleaf 29 Apr 2016 2:00pm Free St Leonards Library
Joseph Glackin, a local author hailing from Motherwell, has worked in child protection in numerous African countries including twelve years in Liberia before, during and after the 1990 civil war. He is Head of Program Development for Hope and Homes for Children, a charity working to end institutional care of children worldwide.
Joe has written A Lone Star Weeps and In Freedom’s Shadow, the first two books of a planned series focusing on Inspector Gloria Sirleaf as she attempts to bring some order to the chaotic times following Liberia’s civil war, working in a mire of crime and corruption. He brings his experience of working in Africa to his thrillers.
Please phone St Leonards Library to book: 01355 241573
Location: Low Parks Museum
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Pits, Ponies, People and Stories Until Dec 2016 Low Parks Museum
New exhibition is a mine of information
This extensive exhibition includes a reconstruction of a coal mine, recreated scenes of home and working life, plus a wealth of objects and information which has been created as a result of a two year project to involve the community in researching the local mining heritage of South Lanarkshire, backed by Heritage Lottery funding.
The exhibition looks at all aspects of life in mining communities from the harsh working conditions and major tragedies like the Blantyre Pit Disaster, to the social side of being part of a mining village, gala days and brass bands. The exhibition also features films and stories from the volunteers who took part in the Pits, Ponies, People and Stories project giving their memories of working in the mines or being part of mining family.
Specially commissioned banners, produced by local sewing groups, displayed on the walls of the exhibition galleries, acknowledge the part that mining banners played in the identity of collieries and the communities they represented.
The exhibition runs at Low Parks Museum until December 2016 and throughout its showing a number of events and activities linked to the exhibition are planned, including a gala day at the museum Saturday 14th May.
Please call Low Parks Museum 01698 452382 for further information.