“Stories, People, Places” – Polish Scottish Heritage Multimedia Showcase

Opening Night: ‘Poland and Scotland: passages from a common past, 1500-1800’; Lecture by Professor Robert Frost

Date: 13th November

Time: Opening Night 6:30pm  Lecture* , 7:30 pm Multimedia Exhibition

* This event is free but as places are limited, registration is required to secure seats. Please register here http://polscotheritage.eventbrite.com/

Multimedia Exhibition: 13th November – 17th November

Time: 12noon-20pm, Thursday to Sunday

Venue: Meow Studios, 86-92 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 1PY

The heritage shared by Poland and Scotland is a visible and integral part of Scotland’s historic environment, dating as far back as the 16th century.  Traces of this connection are evident all over Scotland. This showcase will be an informative and enriching event that will give you an opportunity to hear the stories of the places, events and people that shaped the history we are privileged to share. During the event you will have the opportunity to listen to Professor Robert Frost’s fascinating lecture, titled ‘Poland and Scotland: passages from a common past, 1500-1800’, and this will serve as an introduction to an inspiring multimedia exhibition.

The multimedia exhibition consists of 4 short documentaries that present selected people, places and events that linked Poland and Scotland throughout the centuries (directed by: Pawel Nuckowski and Robert Motyka), as well as two photographic exhibitions:

The Polish Invasion (photographer: Radek Slomnicki and podcasts by: Volunteers of the Polish Scottish Heritage Project)

Photographic portraits and podcasts introducing significant Polish and Scottish figures peopling our shared history.

Photographic Exhibition from “Polish Memorabilia in Scotland – History Hunting”

A selection of award winning photographs from the “Polish Memorabilia in Scotland – History Hunting” photographic competition organized by the Polish Community Website www.edinburgh.com.pl, which will serve as a celebratory snapshot of the intertwined history of two nations, which share over five centuries of cultural, political and economic collaboration.