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Royally Welcome

Date: 5th Feb 15 - 28th May 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre

Cost:Free

Looking back at the visit from the entire Royal Family in 1947.

Kelso welcomed the Royal Family on several occasions in the 20th Century.

Using contemprorary photographs and accessories, we examine how Kelso welcomed the entire Royal Family during their tour of the Scottish Borders in July 1947.

Happening Today, 1st March 2015

Clootie Mats with Attitude

Date: 7th Feb 15 - 12th Apr 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

Contemporary and colourful scupltural forms and wallhangings created by Margaret Kenny and Jane Jackson using traditional rag rug techniques.

Textile Artists Jane Jackson and Margaret Kenny showcase their modern take on a traditional craft with rag rug (Clootie Mat) sculptures and wall hangings.

For further information

Please contact Borders Textile Towerhouse website or call 01450 377615

Found in the Attic

Date: 7th Feb 15 - 29th Mar 15

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick

Cost: Free

An eclectic mix of clothing – from the Victorian era to the 1980s reflects the changes in fashion in the nineteenth and 20th centuries.

All the garments on display in this exhibition, from the Victorian period through to the 1980s have been donated to our costume collection by local people. 

Each garment has its own story and reflects the changes in fashion and society over the last two centuries.

For further information

Please contact Borders Textile Towerhouse website or call 01450 377615

Painting the Park

Date: 1st Mar 15 - 3rd May 15

Location: Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Cost: Free

New paintings of Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick by various artists

A group of artists, led by Rose Hughes, celebrate the tranquillity, the natural and the human in Wilton Lodge Park , Hawick. This is one of the largest and oldest areas of parkland in the Borders which is now to be developed with Heritage Lottery funding.

Other artists are:

  • Bedia Leartin
  • Pat Rafferty
  • Alan Richmond

For further information

Please contact Hawick Museum or call 01450 373457

Royally Welcome

Date: 5th Feb 15 - 28th May 15

Location: Kelso Library Contact Centre

Cost: Free

Looking back at the visit from the entire Royal Family in 1947.

Kelso welcomed the Royal Family on several occasions in the 20th Century.

Using contemprorary photographs and accessories, we examine how Kelso welcomed the entire Royal Family during their tour of the Scottish Borders in July 1947.

Working Perspectives: Artists in the Workplace

Date: 14th Feb 15 - 11th Apr 15

Location: Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Chambers Institution, High Street, Peebles

Cost: Free

What happens when artists are let loose in the workplace - a fresh perspective on the familiar or a spotlight on the overlooked?

Find out more

See what a group of Crossing Borders artists made of their visit to Peebles places you thought you knew, or didn’t know existed.

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery - The Gallery

For further information including opening times and contact details visit Tweeddale Museum and Gallery webpage.

 

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