Monday, 16 September 2013

Doors Open Day 2013 - Thanks for popping by!

Almost 700 people came to visit us during Doors Open Day weekend this year, lots of tourists, Doors Open Day fans and local folk. With the help of Magic Torch, we started sharing the story of the enigmatic Sir Glen Douglas Rhodes, with material from his arcane archive on display, we had live music from Brian Heron, The Folkin Hillbillys and Sgioba Luiadh Inbhircluaidh, new digital displays from the Identity project a REALLY BIG map and new gifts for sale in the Newark Products shop. It was a great weekend.

If you missed us though, have no fear, from next week (24th September) we'll be open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4 FROM NOW ON!

Our programme of autumns events, including new storytelling training sessions, the Dutch Gable heritage group, Scottish Book Week events and even a Vintage Fayre will be online soon. Follow the blog or twitter or like our facebook page to keep up to date. Very shortly you will be able to do all that via our smashing new Dutch Gable app.

See ye again soon!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Identity Evaluation

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

With the first phase of our Identity project now complete, this evaluation looks back over the project with contributions from staff, volunteers and others involved with the delivery. The evaluation gives a solid overview and timeline of the project, its achievements and challenges, along with live links to all the material being discussed.

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Dutch Gable House Doors Open Day

This Doors Open Day on September 14th and 15th, be sure and come along to The Dutch Gable House, not only will you get your chance to nab a FREE copy of Magic Torch's new book supported by Heritage Lottery, but there's also copies of Wee Nasties, Identity : Kith and Kin, all our leaflets and exclusive postcards and DVDs up for grabs. We're too good to you.

But there's more!

You can also enjoy the study of Sir Glen Douglas Rhodes, exhibitions of original artwork, live music in the Back House and hand finished wooden gifts in Newark Products shop and information on the programme of activities starting up in the Gable from September onwards...and like or check in at The Dutch Gable House facebook page to be entered into a prize draw to win a piece of original artwork from Andy Lee!

10 - 4 both days. Hopefully get ye in  there.