A Borders cultural conversation

A series of cultural conversations in the Borders starts off at the Heart of Hawick next Wednesday, March 25.

Four ‘conversations’ will take place in the coming weeks about the cultural strategy adopted by Scottish Borders Council last month. The second one is in Galashiels on Wednesday, April 1.

Anyone interested in, or working in arts and culture in the Borders, including heritage and tourism, is invited along to hear from representatives of a range of cultural projects.

These include the youth film and video group Voice of My Own (VOMO), who are developing web based television for young people, and Borders Live Touring, which is helping to bring high quality professional performances to Borders communities.

Karen Dick, development partnership officer for Creative Scotland, will also give an update on the ongoing Place Partnership in the Scottish Borders.

Councillor Vicky Davidson, executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities, said: “This series of Cultural Conversations is a chance for people to hear about what is going on in the arts in our area, to network and also to feed in ideas on how culture can continue to grow and flourish.

“There are a lot of exciting projects underway in the Borders but we need to raise the profile of all the good work that is happening.

“I am pleased that Creative Scotland will be represented at the event and I would encourage everyone with an interest to come along.”

Anyone interested in going along is asked to book their place by emailing kay.mccluskey@scotborders.gov.uk or by calling Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) on 01450 360441. A copy of the Borders cultural strategy is available from the SBC website.