World Cultures - Chinese Ming Cup

Ming Dynasty Cup, Chinese New Year, Stirling

Ming Cup The Year of the Rooster 2017 is now well underway. It was brought to Stirling by a huge Chinese dragon, dancing to the delight of the crowds at the Albert Hall, followed by a night of spectacular performances of Chinese song, music, dance, gymnastics and magic. This was

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St Andrew’s Day at the Smith

Wednesday, 30 November is St Andrew’s Day, and the lecture at the Stirling Smith will be given by Dennis Canavan, the man who successfully promoted the St. Andrew’s Day Public Holiday (Scotland) Act of 2007 in the Scottish Parliament, re-instating the national celebration of the day for the first time

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King Robert the Bruce    

The story of King Robert the Bruce has been told and re-told ever since he captured England’s best poet, Robert Baston, at the battle of Bannockburn and made him write a poem on the great Scottish victory. Baston took 20 years to do it, and there have been many versions

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Service, David Rowlands

On the Centenary anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.  The Stirling Smith becomes the latest venue to host the artwork ‘Service’.  Gifted by artist David Roland to commemorate the contribution made by Scots during periods of military action and to celebrate the strong links between the Scottish Government and the

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Stirling Photographers

Stirling Photographers Today’s story centres on a photograph of the road which is now Ochil View in Menstrie. It is one of about 450 plate glass negatives, which came without any information from the estate of the late Henry Robb (1933 – 2016). Fortunately, the donation coincided with the internship

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Cunninghame Graham Library

On Wednesday morning, the Cunninghame Graham Library opens at the Smith. Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham was perhaps the finest short story writer of all time. Laird of Gartmore, and so aristocratic that he was known as “the uncrowned king of Scotland”, he was also the first socialist MP in Westminster.

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Heavy metal nipple guard or 18th Century boil sucker?

Just one of the questions the panel face as the Quizeum explores the collections of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum on Monday 23 November, 2015 Griff Rhys Jones is joined by Quizeum regulars Lars Tharp and Janina Ramirez.  And special guests, writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli and

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Treasures of the Smith, 27 June – 4 October 2015.

Friday, 26 June 2015 was the long anticipated launch of the Stirling Smith’s own summer exhibition. The exhibition looks at the range, quality and importance of the collections.  Stirling-based artists such as Hugh Green and Denovan Adam are on display beside many popular and pieces of art relating to Stirling.

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Dougal Graham – Stirling Story 20 for 20 May 2015

Dougal Graham (1724 – 1779) the Raploch Rapper, Poet, Chapman, and Stirling’s first war correspondent sits in effigy in the Stirling Smith. On Friday 22 May at 7.30pm, writer and fellow poet John Coutts will brought him to life again when the Riverside Drama Club’s production of “A Chapman Calls”

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Art Demonstration – Stirling Story 19 for 13 May 2015

This weekend is the annual Festival of Museums, and to celebrate, the Stirling Smith is hosted a free demonstration at 2pm on Friday 15th May, by award-winning artist and local girl Rosanne Barr. Rosanne, who is now Vice President of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, was educated at Balfron

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