Greenock – the birthplace of James Watt – is set to celebrate the great man with an exhibition and musical recital.
“Where Art Tells Tales” has been organised as part of Inverclyde’s Great Place project and is the result of community workshops. The event will take place at the town’s Beacon Arts Centre on Friday, August 23. The exhibition will also continue on Saturday, August 24.
Full details are listed below. Book for the Friday night launch via Eventbrite.
The recital/exhibition takes place on the weekend of the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death.
Name of event: Where Art Tells Tales
Summary: An exhibition and “musical recital of creative community responses to James Watt and his works”.
The organisers say: “Curated by local artist Annie McKay and musician Yvonne Lyon, this mixed-media, all-age exhibition and recital is a culmination of workshops for participants aged from 11 to 93 years – tasked with taking the life and times of James Watt as stimuli to inspire creative responses.
“Participants have included pupils from Whinhill Primary School, Greenock; students from the Stella Maris Unit at Notre Dame High School, Greenock; the organisations Reach for Autism, and Moving On, (supporting people in recovery from addictions) plus local community members.”
Event website: Please confirm your attendance by booking your place on Eventbrite.
Dates/times: The Friday night recital and exhibition launch is from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will also continue on Saturday, August 24.
Location: The Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock, PA15 1HJ
Admission: Free – but book for the Friday night on Eventbrite here
Email for enquiries: Alison.Nolan@inverclyde.gov.uk
Access to venue: Get information on access to the venue, local parking and more on the Beacon’s website.
Organisers: Inverclyde’s Great Place Scheme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Also involved are: Reach for Autism, Moving On, Inverclyde Council and Museums Galleries Scotland.
Top picture: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, by Dave Souza (edited with addition). Picture Creative Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0. More here: http://j.mp/2KmbJri