Borders College Diversity Celebration & Exhibition
Saturday 22nd September, 11am-3pm
Following the success of last year's first Scottish Borders Diversity Week, NHS Borders and Scottish Borders Council, in partnership with local organisations, are hosting the week-long event for a second time, this year focusing on the theme of 'Belonging'.
Running from 17-22 September 2018, the week-long programme will be filled with interesting, fun and interactive events for family, friends and colleagues to enjoy. The programme finishes off with a Diversity Celebration and Exhibition which will take place at Borders College on the 22nd of September from 11am until 3pm.
Borders College will open its doors to the community on Saturday 22nd Sept to celebrate the rich diversity of our local area through a range of activities, workshops, artwork, performance, music and film. There will be plenty for kids to get involved with too, including face painting, drumming workshops, exploring a fire engine, playing with drones, and grabbing a tasty cake in the college restaurant!
- Book your free ticket for Borders College’s Diversity Celebration by clicking the link bellow https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diversity-week-celebration-and-exhibition-2018-tickets-48801212741
To sign up for one of the many free workshops and performances running throughout the day, follow the Eventbrite links below.
- 11:15 – 11:30
Erin Highton: Live Performance
Erin Highton is a talented young singer songwriter who has been recording with Sound Cycle, the Scottish Youth Music Forum. Erin will perform a brief set of her self-penned songs.
- 11:45 – 12:00
Eggshell Goblin: Musical Demonstration
Eggshell Goblin, alias EgGo, is a prolific and eclectic composer of electronica, incorporating sampling, found sounds and programming. He is currently recording with Sound Cycle.
- 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Brand-new children’s dance-theatre performance by the enchanting dancers of Fuora Dance Project celebrating grandparents who help us to grow up, teaching us to be brave when life is difficult, helping us to fight our fears and destroy the barriers between others and ourselves.
Book your free ticket here
- All Day:
Make Up Lessons for all Genders (College Salon)
Head to the College Salon for top make-up tips from the college’s beauty students. All genders welcome!
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ESOL - English as a Second Language Workshop 11:15-12:00 (Room 0.006)
An opportunity to try an ESOL lesson to see what it’s like to learn English as a second language! Book your free place here:
Percussion Workshop with James McIntosh (Room 0.034)
Join James Mackintosh, percussionist and Sound Cycle Co-ordinator in an informal and fun percussion workshop. Percussion provided, or bring your favourite drum.
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W’hat About Dance Workshop (Main Hall)
A follow-on from the W’hat About performance. The W’hat About workshop is available to individuals aged 3-103 and sessions are designed to be intergenerational. Workshops will include a warm up, movement games, creative tasks, dancing with hats and discussion of the themes in W’hat About. We encourage children to bring a grandparent along with them!
Book your free place here:
- 11:00-12:00, 12:00-13:00, 14:00-15:00
Girls Coding Club (Room 0.035)
The workshop, requiring no previous programming skills, will provide the perfect introduction to computing, allowing attendees to learn the basics of web programming languages (HTML, CSS, JS). Please bring your own device (BYOD), both Android and iPhone will work fine! Ages 12+. Book your free place here:
For enquiries about the event, contact Amy Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Published: Fri 14th Sep, 2018