Arabic objects on show in East Lothian
East Lothian Museum Service is offering those with an interest in the Arabic culture a unique opportunity to view previously unseen objects from its collection.
At a free workshop to be held in Haddington Town House, local people will be able to find out more about the links between East Lothian and Arabic language and culture. No formal knowledge of Arabic is required as museums staff will be on hand to reveal the secrets of some of East Lothian’s hidden treasures.
The session will take place on Wednesday, February 20, from 10.30am to 11.45am and those taking part will be invited to give their thoughts on these unique treasures.
This event is the start of a month long project, uncovering the links between East Lothian and Arabic language and culture, which culminates in the show ‘The Knight and the Crescent Hare’ by Ankur Productions in Dunbar Town House from March 28th-30. The show tells the story of two museum security guards, taken back in time, who help unite a Scottish crusader with a Muslim inventor.
Tickets for the show are available from the Brunton Box Office, with more information available on the Brunton website. Participants in this first workshop will be invited to work with Museums staff, writers, digital artists and photographers throughout February and March to create stories around this topic, and to help add to a digital collection of Arabic related material across Scotland.
For your chance to take part, please book your free place by contacting Sarah Cowie, Museums Education Officer, on 01620 820625 or emailing email@example.com.
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