The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Storytelling in the Built and Natural Heritage

with Rachel Smillie, John Hamilton, Gerry Durkin, Alan Steel, Grace Banks, Colin Mackay and Liz Wilson

Saturday 28th April 2007
The Village Storytelling Centre, Pollok, Glasgow

The Scottish Storytelling Centre’s first National Development Day of the year focuses on the theme of stories in context: storytelling and the natural environment, storytelling and heritage, and stories in community development.

10.30am Registration and Coffee

10.50am Welcome
Seeing the Stories: Storytelling in the Built and Natural Heritage
John Hamilton

11.50am A Village of Stories
Rachel Smillie

12.10pm Talking Trees: Storytelling at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Liz Wilson and Colin Mackay

12.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Enlivening the Past: Crookston Castle presentation and tour
Gerry Durkin and Alan Steel

3.00pm Coffee

3.20pm Workshop Options
a) A Creative Learning Environment, John Hamilton
b) Local Heritage and Story Gathering, Grace Banks

4.20pm A World of Stories: The Way Forward
Feedback and questions

£15/12.50 concs including lunch and refreshments
Contact or 0131 556 9579 for bookings and enquiries.

For information on all training and development events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre visit

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