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Starting this April, learn professional skills in storytelling, heritage interpretation and tour guiding with storyteller Nicola Wright, heritage experts from Historic Environment Scotland, drama and heritage education specialists Illuminate UK and award-winning professional tour company Mercat Tours.
Leith was the gateway to Edinburgh and the chief port in Scotland for many centuries. Trinity House has been a focus for the seafaring communities for a centuries, now a property in care of Historic Environment Scotland. The building tells stories of the the Masters and Mariners, the Merchant Navy, of passenger ships, whalers, sailors, fishermen, pirates and the famous fishwives of Newhaven. The collections contain many treasures collected around the world which shed light on many aspects of nautical life and tell stories of adventure and voyages past. These include narwhal tusks, navigational instruments, ship models, furniture, paintings and lots of maps! The international breadth of the collections and their associated stories echo the multicultural make-up of the contemporary Leith and Newhaven community today.
Local young people of secondary school age and up to age 25 are invited to take part with an interest in history, heritage, storytelling or drama. This is an opportunity of particular interest to those interested in a career in cultural tourism.
Taking part in the project is free to all participants and all travel will be re-imbursed.
The project will take place across 2017. The majority of the workshops will take place in the summer term, from April to June 2017, with opportunities for performance at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in October.
Participants will learn about their heritage through a series of workshop and training events, including:
Email Nicola at email@example.com
We are looking for 12 - 15 local young people to take part. If you are interested, please download the form below. Please complete and return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th June.
This project is funded by Heritage Lottery through the Stories, Stones and Bones fund #HHA2017