The Connected Community Festival programme is now ready to view!  There’s a wide range of activities on offer.  The fortnight launches with the popular Wester Hailes Fun Run which was brought back to life after photos and memories of the old run were featured on the From There To Here website.  Also on offer during the fortnight is a fantastic exhibition of photos showing Wester Hailes over the years and its transformation.  Held at the Healthy Living Centre, it features photos from the Sentinel, Wester Hailes’ former community newspaper now being reborn as the Digital Sentinel which was supported by a previous Connected Communities grant.  Other activities include history walks, one focused on poetry with a famous former resident of Wester Hailes Colin Bartie, and one featuring art drawn during the walk by the Edinburgh Sketcher.  The Festival will also facilitate a visit from Cassiltoun Housing Association and the ACCORD project who will bring their knowledge and skills of photogrammetry and laser scanning to record items of interest in the neighbourhood and producing 3D printed mini totem poles. This visit will provide an opportunity for community partners to share knowledge and experience.  The two weeks will be rounded off with a film night at WHALE Arts Agency with films of the area past and present celebrating the variety and depth of community life.  The full programme can be found here.

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