Timespan and guest curator Kirsteen Macdonald invite you to Helmsdale for a special event celebrating new projects by this year’s artists in residence Graham Fagen and Corin Sworn. Friday 2nd September 7-9pm Gallery Reception: A chance to view Graham Fagen’s exhibition which includes a new HD film work by Graham and seven short films by…

Corin Sworn image

Cultural Enterprise Office workshops Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th September 2011 Timespan, Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JX HI-Arts Craft Development has commissioned the Cultural Enterprise Office to run two workshops this September which are being held at Timespan in Helmsdale. These workshops are free to attend and are designed for craft makers in the…

Friday 12th August 7-9pm FREE – Refreshments provided Glasgow based visual artist Graham Fagen will showcase a new HD video work at Timespan, Helmsdale on 12th August at 7pm.  This exhibition is the result of a three month residency, commissioned by Timespan and runs from 13th August – 2nd October. Graham Fagen graduated from the Glasgow…

Baile An Or

A new interpretive panel has been erected at the old Inner Harbour, just about 50m from Timespan. It has been located next to an old Fifie fishing boat, which Timespan has re-painted and an old winch from Portgower. The panel looks onto the old harbour basin, which was constructed in the early 1800s. It soon became too…

We had a really good turnout last night at the talk to officially launch the  Museum Without Walls project. Over 30 people attended, including visitors to the area and a couple from as far away as Cromarty. An introduction to the project was followed by a brief historical background to the area at the time of the Clearances and the significance of the year 2013, i.e. the 200th anniversary of the beginning…

Wednesday 10th August at 7pm Kildonan Church – bus leaves from Timespan at 6.30pm £6/4 Timespan and Friends of Kildonan Church are delighted to announce that rising songwriter Rachel Sermanni will be performing a one off gig in Kildonan Church. Fresh from supporting Mumford and Sons, Rachel will join us at Kildonan Church for an…

Rachel Sermanni

Thursday 4th August at 7pm in Timespan £6/4 The Fèis movement, led by Fèisean nan Gàidheal is an important part of the fabric of Scottish cultural life, widely regarded as an example of good practice in the development of communities, Gaelic language and traditional music. Now a regular on the Timespan calendar, we are delighted…

Fèis Chataibh Cèilidh Trail

Tuesday 12th July at 7.30pm in Timespan 2011-2012: Clearances trail development 2012-2013: Community commemorative events 2013: 200th anniversary of the start of the Clearances in Kildonan An overview of the project including a brief historical background to some of the events that took place in the Strath nearly 200 years ago. We will look at the…

Jacquie Aitken ( Project Manager) I am delighted to take on the role as the new project manager for the Museum Without Walls project. The development of the Strath of Kildonan Clearances Trail is an exciting and interesting prospect that will utilise the latest digital technologies, as well as more traditional methods. The project will engage with communities in the local area and visitors from all over…

Friday 17th June 7-9pm FREE – refreshments provided Stromata is a collection of works created by artist Alexander Hamilton for a touring exhibition coordinated by The Highland Council. It is a response to the power of nature, drawing from the artist’s engagement with particular places over the past 40 years. The resulting imagery reflects Hamilton’s…

Fotofeis-peace rose by Alexander Hamilton

As part of Museums Galleries Scotland’s inaugural Festival of Museums, Timespan hosted a Fishtastic festival over the weekend of 13th-15th May. Over 130 people of all ages came through our doors! Whether is was to knit some jumperfish, join the Real Fish Fight on local fisherman’s views on discards and their daily lives or try…

jumperfish

Throughout May The Streets Where We Live project involved six months of research into the history of the houses and past occupants of the area, i.e. East Helmsdale, Helmsdale, West Helmsdale, Portgower, Navidale and Gartymore.  The research was undertaken by local people with an interest in where they live and wanted to know more! Our…

The Streets Where We Live display in Timespan
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