The June 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout June 2020 Leaving Lockdown (?) Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence ‘…Fair Quiet, have I found thee here, And Innocence, thy sister dear! Mistaken long, I sought you then In busy companies of men; Your sacred plants, if here below, Only among the plants will grow.

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Introducing: Journeys in Art

The Stirling Smith is launching a weekly art history video series beginning on 17 June. While the museum is closed we still feel it is important to produce engaging content for the community.  We hope that you will enjoy this introduction to art history series. What was rebellious about the

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Online Mindful Art Sessions Offer Respite During Coronavirus Lockdown

Together with a local mindfulness business, Tranceform Therapies, the Stirling Smith has been hosting free online mindfulness sessions on our Facebook page. The sessions, which began on 13 May, take place every second Wednesday via Facebook Live and look at a different painting each time. The first session focused on A

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Stirling Smith Paintings in Animal Crossing New Horizons

On Monday, 18 May we celebrated International Museum Day with museums and galleries across the world…and now in the digital sphere.  Nintendo’s latest release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world by storm and it too, is celebrating International Museum Day.   For those who don’t know, the game

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The May 2020 Poetry Roundabout

Poetry Roundabout May 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown Edition Edited by John Coutts, Poet in Residence Lovers of poetry, arise! Languish no more in lockdown gloom. The Roundabout – in cyberskies – Spins on, and still, for YOU, there’s room. ‘Tis now the merry month of May, When blossoms bloom o’er hill

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The Stirling Wolf

Have you ever wandered around Stirling and noticed wolves decorating many parts of the city? The reason for this is that the wolf is a symbol of Stirling and has been since the early medieval period. Long ago, in the 9th century, the small town of Stirling found itself on

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The April 2020 Poetry Roundabout

The April 2020 Poetry Roundabout marks the retirement of Oswald, Cat in Residence and working online during the corona virus emergency.  

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Oswald and Me

As of Monday the 13th of April, I will no longer be a Curator of the Smith Art Gallery and Museum after 40 years and 8 months exactly at 9.30 am. My start date was the 13th August 1979 and I was taken by the personnel office to meet the

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National Poetry Day 2019 at The Stirling Smith

UK National Poetry Day 2019 had Truth as a theme.  This was a tough concept for Stirling’s young people, but the almost 180 entries from children in P5-7 and S1-S2 classes proved that many were up for that challenge. They were asked to link their Truth ideas to objects or

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Oswald is the TOP Member of Staff

Always a great trick question at The Smith:  Who is the most important member of staff working here? Sixteen year old Oswald’s tale of how he arrived and how he is now a social media and tv star always fascinates children and adults alike.   Here children from St Ninian’s School Stirling learn that Oswald is

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