Whatever the Weather Wednesdays
4th & 25th October
10.30am – 3pm
In the morning, our session uses Museum objects and other inspiration to aid discussion. Enjoy a sociable lunch by either bringing a packed lunch or buying lunch in the café. In the afternoon, we play bingo and other group games. All our activities are accessible and dementia friendly. If you need help with transport please get in touch.
With thanks to GAMS and the Scottish Government Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for their support.
Creative Writing Group
Wednesday 4th October
3pm, GALE Centre Snug Room.
Our Creative Writing Group is a friendly, relaxed session to help you get writing. We will maybe do some writing exercises and share our endeavours. The sharing of writing can be either what we have produced during the brief writing exercise or could be something that we have worked on at home.
Ceilidh House Get-Together
Monday16th October, 7 - 9pm
Suggested donation £2
Anyone can come along to participate or just enjoy the atmosphere. Take a turn singing, playing music, reading some poetry or prose, telling a story – all artforms welcome! Bring musical instruments if you have them and if you are a knitter, stitcher, weaver or have another craft you would like to work away at during the evening, bring it along with you too. Doors open from 6.30pm. We depend on donations from those attending to run these sessions.
If you would like to come along, drop in on the night or email if you would like to know more. The event is free to attend, donations to cover tea and coffee costs are welcomed.
Poetry Reading with Jim Carruth
Wednesday 25th October
6pm – 7pm
Join us for a glass of wine or soft drink, as Jim Carruth, poet, reads from his work. Jim Carruth was born in Johnstone in 1963 and grew up on his parents’ dairy farm. After spending a period in Turkey he returned to live in Renfrewshire. He became Glasgow’s Poet Laureate in 2014, but despite the “urban” role his poetry explores many themes around rural land use.
Winter Talk Series: Legacy of the Glen
Monday 30th October, 7.30pm
Gairloch Community Centre
You are welcome to attend Gairloch Museum’s AGM after which we’ll hear from Duncan Mackenzie, former policeman, one time guest house owner, stalker and local historian. Duncan was determined to find out what happened to his ancestors when Inverlael Glen was cleared in 1819/20. Duncan will be accompanied by filmmaker Richard Else, who will be showing extracts from their acclaimed BBC Alba documentary that charts the history of this once thriving community.
Duncan Mackenzie excavating at Balblair.
Photo by Richard Else.
Museum Book Group
Thursday 2nd November
In person: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Online: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Our next Museum Book Group read is Beside the Ocean of Time by George Makcay Brown. If you would like to read along and join our friendly and informal group (with both an online and an in-person option for participation) please get in touch to let us know. The group is free to attend, donations to cover tea and coffee costs are welcomed.