Why we’re doing it and what we want to find out! An investigation and re-evaluation of the ‘Highland Home’: How it has changed over the last 200 years and its impact on family life. The investigation work at Lower Caen can be viewed as a pilot which will inform and instruct future excavation work at…

Longhouse exterior

Translocation 1813-2013 Caen Longhouse Excavation 8th-23rd June Volunteer Information (On site facilities) Work at the site will take place from 9.30am till 4.30pm Transport can be arranged to and from the site from Timespan– prior notice required if possible Water A chemical toilet A tent will be erected for shelter, tea breaks and lunches etc…

Translocation 1813-2013 Caen Longhouse Excavation 8th-23rd June The settlement is located a few miles north of the fishing village of Helmsdale along the Strath of Kildonan road. It is located in a narrow valley along the banks of a tumbling burn that flows into the Helmsdale River.                …

A visit to Caen during the geophysical survey

I’m a photographic artist who will be based at Timespan for the next two months. I arrived last Thursday night, after an epic two-day drive from London. The scenery was spectacular, particularly driving through the snow-capped mountains of the Cairngorms National Park. Having arrived shattered, Patty was there to help me unload my car and…

Realm installation shot

Opportunity   Remit: To provide the operational support necessary for the effective delivery of the Translocation Festival 2013. Reporting to: Heritage Officer and Director Salary: £3,954 (or invoiced equivalent) Hours: FTE Contract: Fixed term 3 months Location: Timespan, Helmsdale Application: Deadline for completed application forms – Monday 10 June 2013, 12 noon; interviews to be…

24-26 May/ Geophysical survey at Caen by ORCA May 25th/ 10.30am/ Walk around Caen Township 6pm/ Carolyn Lefley/ Launch of Realm 7.30/ Talk and Launch of Excavation Project (£2 incl tea) All welcome 24-26 May/ Geophysical survey at Caen by ORCA Keir Strickland (Lecturer in archaeology at Orkney College UHI) and Mary Saunders (Geophysical surveyor, Orkney College UHI) carried out a geophysical…

25 May 2013 | 6pm | Exhibition Opening at Timespan Realm An exhibition of photographic works by Carolyn Lefley The work in this exhibition depicts a world that floats between reality and fantasy; between believable spaces and sites of make believe. Down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass and into the wardrobe, all of…

Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society AGM+ Talk by Mike Ellis on The Helmsdale Woodlanders   Monday 3rd June 2013, 7.30pm at Timespan All welcome

10 May 2013 | 6pm | Timespan Gallery All welcome. Refreshments provided. You are invited to an informal gallery event to see calling helmsdale… and to talk about the work that Oliver Mezger has created here, in Helmsdale.  Over the duration of this show he has been exploring ways to display visual material he has gathered as part of…

Documentation from the Fernweh event 1st May at Timespan.   Fernweh Dinner | Timespan | 1st May 2013 Riverside Cafe Introduction by Anna Vermehren Tomato and Celery Soup 8 Curator’s Responses to Helmsdale Address to the Haggis | Address to the Gallery Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Timespan Gallery Fernweh Discussion, based on the questions below…

Caen Township Reconstruction | Storytelling | High Tea Sat 13 April in Timespan’s Storytelling Room 11am Oral History workshop: Special invitation for descendants from Caen. Please contact Timespan. 2 pm Virtual World Launch with demonstration by John McCaffery, St Andrews University All afternoon Monica’s High Tea in the Café 4 pm Tales of the Fishermen with Ploughs…

  Fernweh: Literally translated (from German) means ‘farsickness’ or an ’ache for the distance’. Some dictionaries also translate it into ‘wanderlust’ or ‘itchy feet’. Antonym: Heimweh (homesickness)   at Timespan: 1st of May 2013 Fernweh is a travelling-curator project that aims to investigate notions of travel and hospitality within community and socially engaged art. Its objectives…

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