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Community Celebrates World Heritage Day

Community groups from around the city joined in with a variety of activities to celebrate World Heritage Day.

Apr 23, 2010

Activities included writing poetry, staging exhibitions, experimenting with printmaking or taking a guided walk around historic buildings.

Students of St Crispins School interpreted Edinburgh’s architecture via artworks from the collection of Art in Healthcare. The originals and their interpretations are exhibited in St James’ Shopping Centre until 17 May.

WIFIE photographers have photographed their personal visions of Edinburgh’s cityscape, and are exhibiting their work in Tollcross Community Centre until the end of April.

A group from the Canongate Youth Project visited Canongate Kiryard to interpret the views over Calton Hill and the different shapes and textures of grave markers through printing. Edinburgh Printmakers took them around the site and then guided them through the printing process. Their work is on display in Princess Mall until 5 May.

Niddrie Community Youth Group arranged a photographic excursion, looking for Edinburgh’s landmarks as well as their own, personal landmarks. Visit the new Galleries section of the EWH website to see their work. There you also find photographs of Revealed, a group of visually impaired photographers led by Rosita McKenzie, showing us their impressions of Edinburgh.

Other events included a film night, put on by The Old Town Association in collaboration with the Cockburn Association at the Storytelling Centre, showing films from the 1930s to 1970s in Edinburgh. Southside Community Writing Group visited Camera Obscura to draw inspiration from different perspectives of the city for their poetry. The works were read at the Storytelling Courtyard and at the EWH seminar for World Heritage Day.

Excursions to explore Edinburgh’s Heritage were organised by Craigmillar Library with a group visiting Gladstone’s Land and the Georgian House, A City for All Ages visited Holyrood Palace, and the Getting Oomph Walkers from Wester Hailes Community Centre strolled the closes of the Old Town and visited Edinburgh Castle.

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