Wester Hailes past on film

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A special collection of archive footage will shed light on the rich history of Wester Hailes as part of a one-off screening this week.

‘Wester Hailes Library presents A Kind of Seeing’ will feature a hand-picked selection of films capturing Scotland’s industrial past as well as clips of Wester Hailes over the years.

The compilation draws from the archives of the National Library of Scotland and WHALE Arts Agency and was put together by producer and curator Shona Thomson, who will present the screening on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 6.00pm – 7.30pm, along with a panel discussion.

Event curator, Shona Thomson, said:

I’m really excited to be able to screen these films at the heart of the Wester Hailes community.  It’s been fascinating looking through the archives for films of the area. I’ve been able to unearth a few films not seen for many years including footage of community arts projects and the famous Wester Hailes Carnival.

The event is one of a series of mixed media projects presented by Shona under the banner of A Kind of Seeing, focusing on shared heritage in collaboration with artists and communities.

‘Wester Hailes Library presents A Kind of Seeing’ has also been supported by Film Hub Scotland’s Audience Development Programme, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.

The event will take place at Wester Hailes Library at 6pm on Wednesday, 22 February. Tickets are free but should be booked in advance by phone on 0131 529 5667, by emailing westerhailes.library@edinburgh.gov.uk or in person at the library.

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2 comments on “Wester Hailes past on film
  1. Can you confirm day/date please. Today is Wednesday 20th Feb but advert ststes Wed 22nd Feb so confused as to when event tsking place.

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