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Celebrate Legacy Film

As part of Legacy week (9-15 March) we take a look at some of the Celebrate projects we funded.

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The Empire Café – Call for Cooks

The Empire Café is a Commonwealth 2014 Cultural Fund project. The café will explore Scotland’s involvement with the North Atlantic Slave trade via tea, coffee, sugar and cotton. It will be based at The Briggait (home of the Merchant’s Steeple) in Glasgow’s Merchant City for seven days during the Commonwealth Games (25th July – 1st August). The Empire Café […]

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Celebrate goes down under!

Four Glasgow pupils have been sharing their experiences of an exciting trip down under, thanks to a Celebrate grant awarded to Govan High School . With an award of £6,000 the pupils travelled with two teachers to Mount Gambier High School in Southern Australia.  Pupils from the Australian school had visited Glasgow in September 2012 and […]

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A stitch in time

Hundreds of stitchers from communities in 25 countries around the world where Scots have settled have been invited to create one of the world’s longest tapestries. In 2010, Prestoungrange Arts Festival produced a 104 metre tapestry celebrating the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 – one of the longest tapestries in the world. Now, thanks to […]

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Commonwealth and Contraband

Through Celebrate many communities have been delving into their pasts and uncovering some fascinating ties with the Commonwealth. Here we find out how Beith Community Development Trust has shaped its interactive Celebrate project based on the town’s links to the smuggling trade. During the 18th Century Beith had a reputation for its illicit smuggling connection. It […]

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East Lothian Council – Support Services

East Lothian Council – Support Services organised a multi-cultural day at Prestongrange Museum as part of their funding from Celebrate. This provided local people with an introduction to the people, cultures and heritage of the Commonwealth. It also focused on the sports that will feature in the Commonwealth Games. The project met both of the Celebrate […]

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Celebrate Cultural Integration

This series of events specially designed to celebrate and highlight the integration of West Indian culture in Scottish society. The series of five events will centre on West Indian food, music, history and culture and their contribution to contemporary Scottish culture. After consulting with local people and, using the feedback they received the group came […]

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Celebrate Sport for All

This group set up taster session for local primary school children to get involved in the sport of basketball.  The children got involved and each of the four weekly sessions was full.  As a result the group were able to set up a team for Under 12s and were able to set up a mentoring […]

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Celebrate Culinary Heritage

From traditional Scottish fayre to exotic dishes from afar, a group of Aberdeenshire women  are exploring the Commonwealth’s culinary connections. They uncovered the cultural heritage of our food by researching recipes and cooking techniques, as well as discovering more about the history of agriculture and trade in different Commonwealth countries. Over four months, memories and […]

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