The Prestoungrange Arts Festival in Prestonpans, Scotland, is working on a tapestry project that will involve 25 countries, and document Scotland’s diaspora. The diaspora refers to the movement of Scots abroad as well as the reverse diaspora of people into Scotland. Inspired by the Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry , this project will involve volunteers within the 25 communities who will identify the subject matter and stitch the panels. Other activities will evolve as the panels take shape, including storytelling, music and drama.
Scheduled for completion in early 2014, all the panels of the tapestry will be brought together in Scotland as part of Homecoming 2014. It will become integral to a range of events throughout the year across Scotland, as well as being the focus for celebrations in its own right. After 2014, there will be an opportunity for the tapestry to travel to the diaspora communities.
We are looking for volunteers: to share and document their stories, keen stitchers and also for communities to display the tapestry beyond 2014. The stories will reflect historical as well as contemporary elements and will make connections between diaspora communities in Scotland and their home countries as well as between overseas communities and Scotland.
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or visit their website: http://www.prestonpanstapestry.org