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June 2017 > Aros Centre
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June has been an exciting month for Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You, with lots of great workshops and events.


The first of our writing workshops was led by Rody Gorman at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Sleat – read about it here.

The second, with Myles Campbell, took place at the Portree Community Library.  Myles’ session focussed on the short story.  Myles discussed the elements of the Modern Short Story, some of his own work, the work of other writers, and we read A Happy Ending by Anton Chekov.

Anton Chekov

We then looked at some examples of flash fiction –  works of only 25-50 words – and had a go at writing a piece of flash fiction of our own.  Everyone who attended left with an idea to flesh out into a short story.

Knitting in Carbost

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knitting taster

We held our first Learn to Knit Taster Session in Carbost.  Hazel Raee taught knitting and crocheting skills to the group at the Caora Dhubh Coffee Shop.  The group is knitting to yarnbomb the Carbost Playpark in September – this involves covering the space in knitting.  Why not join us next time?

Knitting takes place every Sunday in July from 3-4pm at Aros Café Bar.


Movement Classes at Bùdhmòr

Meena Watts and residents at the Bùdhmòr Care-home have been having a ball every Tuesday morning, learning dance routines, moving about and generally having fun!  The pictures speak for themselves.


Workshop by Twelfth Day

Six talented young clàrsach players attended an afternoon workshop in Portree High School by the contemporary folk duo, Twelfth Day.  Along with Catriona Price on fiddle and Esther Swift on pedal harp, they arranged a beautiful and evocative piece which they later performed on stage with the duo at a concert at Aros.

Clàrsairean, left to right: Beth Campbell, Anna Nicolson, Anna Varwell, Erin Gillies and Isy MacLean with Catriona and Esther of Twelfth Day


Art Therapy at An Acarsaid

Gail McGregor has spent the last eight weeks working with a group of elders at An Acarsaid Care-home.   The group has been creating work around the theme of Summer.  Gail has written an insightful account of her time working with the group for us.

 As part of Tha Seo Math Dhuibh, ATLAS has launched Còig Sgiathan | Five Wings, a programme of twenty five walks with artists around Skye and Lochalsh.  Painter and filmmaker, Diane Mackie last week accompanied a Step It Up Highland group on a walk in Waternish and writes about the experience on the Còig Sgiathan | Five Wings blog.  Why not join a walk that interests you from the exciting programme?

You will find details of upcoming Tha Seo Math Dhuibh workshops and events here as well as on What’s On.