Fellows and non-Fellows are most warmly invited to the CatStrand, the 'Cultural hub of the Glenkens', to meet with Tanya Hine, Elected Fellowship Council Member for Scotland, and Scotland Chair, Ann Packard.
The purposes of the meeting are various –
To discuss broadcasting issues with RSA Fellow Iqbal Bedi (of analysysmason.com) and Catherine Houlihan, ITV Border.
To hear RSA Fellow Andrew Ormston (of Drew Wylie Projects and the Council of Europe Compendium) talk about his work with European cultural policy initiatives and particularly the Voices of Culture programme. Andrew will discuss how the themes link to cultural development in south west Scotland. He will also look to identify examples of good practice that relate to two themes (culture in shared public spaces, and participatory governance) to take forward into upcoming working sessions and presentations in Spain and to the April 2016 European Cultural Forum in Brussels.
To allow Fellows to network over a snack lunch to consider developing a project for the south west of the nation.
To allow Tanya Hine to outline options via the RSA Scotland Venture Fund and the RSA Catalyst Fund.
To encourage the recruitment of additional Fellows in south west Scotland.
To discuss and devise a locally led network and a programme of two or three events between October 2016 and October 2017.
To allow Fellows attending from out of the area to see around the CatStrand, a lively well-programmed south west Scotland cultural hub in a regenerated village school (architect Patrick Lorimer, Ayr). CatStrand is also involved in a local newspaper and a local transport scheme.
Soup will be served at 13:00. Upon booking, please notify us of any dietary requirements. Guests are welcome, notably potential Fellows, so do please bring a guest or guests but make sure to book their place via the 'book now' button above.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN
By road: Arrive from the A713 (Castle Douglas to Ayr Road).
By bus: There are bus routes into New Galloway with regular services (the 520 from Dalry, Castle Douglas, and Ayr, and the 521 from Castle Douglas and Dumfries).
By rail: The nearest railway stations are Ayr and Dumfries, which have frequent train services from Glasgow and Carlisle.