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‘Hand-Made Archives’ at School of Scottish Studies Archives

Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 13:46

Monday 18 February 09:45-16:00 Our event focuses on the traditional hand-craft of making “cleekit gloves”.  You may be asking, what on earth are cleekit gloves? That was the very question I asked when I found a collection of letters at The School of Scottish Studies Archives (SSSA), last year.  The collection consists of 15 letters …

The Art of Secret Messages – Practical, Analogue Information Security

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 12:33

Book now for The Art of Secret Messages. Return of Information Security             Information Security is back at the Festival of Creative Learning! After last year’s well received, if sparsely attended sessions on the parallels between Security and Medieval Siege warfare, I have pulled together something a little bit different and a lot more interactive.             Self-congratulation …

Festival of Creative Learning 2019 – Adult Colouring Book Workshop

Monday, 28 January, 2019 - 16:33

Help us to create an Adult Colouring Book and do some colouring too by coming to our Festival of Creative Learning workshop. Festival of Creative Learning Drawing For the illustration we wanted to use software for the workshop that was relatively straightforward to use and that anyone could access, with no downloading or installing required. …

The Flipped Text: A Writing Workshop

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 19:01

As part of the first University of Edinburgh November WriteFest, Daphne Loads and I offered a workshop called ‘The Flipped Text’. Daphne and I both have intense relationships with the written word. She has used it in innumerable creative ways in her teaching and research practice and has written a wonderful book about creative writing …