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3 Reasons Why Music...

BY SAM JOHNSTON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Sam Johnston is a young musician and performer from the Scottish Borders currently taking advanced Highers at Earlston High School. He performs on a diverse range of instruments enabling him to express his musicality. An accomplished performer with a confidence that belies his years, whether solo or as part of a group he already has an impressive assortment of performances and venues for a youngster.

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Someday I’ll Be Fine

BY MILLIE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Millie is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh who has supported well-known artists including Dougie MacLean, Be Charlotte, Fenne Lily, and Sam Brookes. She has performed at festivals like Kendal Calling as well as smaller, local events including Stowed Out Fest and her song ‘I’ve Waited Too Long’ was featured on popular fashion blog Disneyrollergirl. Millie has also performed live on the Janice Forsyth show which coincided with her recent appearance on the ‘Hit The Road Tour.'  Live - she creates a multilayered ‘one woman band’ with the help of her loop station.

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Calling Yourself an Artist Without Feeling Weird

BY LOTTE KRAVITZ
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Lotte Kravitz is an artist who works with people and places. Exploring local myths and stories, she uses arange of materials, from willow, native woods such assilver birch, paper, and clay dug from thelandscape to create large-scale sculptural work, researching traditional timber methods for smaller carved pieces.

Here Lotte looks at what it means to be an artist both for herself and for those around her.

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ADAPT: Fashion & Disability

BY LAURA REID
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Laura Reid is a recent Fashion Technology graduate of Heriot-Watt University, School of Textiles in Galashiels. Currently based in Edinburgh, Laura has experience in both Fashion and Textiles through gaining her degree as well as an HND in Textiles. Her Honours Project looked into creating a high street level collection that was designed with disability in mind. Working with the charity Bobath Scotland, the collection used different construction and design techniques to allow the wearer to dress easier whilst keeping the collection at a high street price.

Laura is currently a Garment Technology assistant at the outdoorwear brand Keela. The brand offers outdoorwear built on the foundation of Innovation, Quality, Technology and has been used for decades by Emergency Services and Mountain Rescue teams.

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My Life In The Borders

BY FERGUS MCQUEENIE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Fergus Mcqueenie makes lots of music because living in the Borders can be really Boring; creativity is essential for staying awake around there. Fergus has been obsessively listening to his music until he doesn't like it anymore for roughly 7 years. Fergus isn't sure about what he wants to do with his life but he does plan on making music for the rest of his days. 

As an electronic music producer Fergus' spends his time translating his world into intricate and interesting digital dance tracks.

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Queering Art

BY CHRIS TIMMINS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Chris Timmins is a young queer artist from Galashiels. Their art focuses on messages of queer acceptance, body positivity, and taking a stand for what you believe in, and there is a strong activist influence on everything that they do. They make art in a variety of mediums, including badge and zine making, as well as painting and screen printing on clothing. Their badges and zines are handcrafted through finding words and images in magazines, meaning that everything they makeis one off and unique.  Chris also runs workshops to teach others about badge and zine making and ensure that art is accessible and inclusive for all, regardless of a person’s status or background.

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My Creative Journey

BY CATRINA BARQUIST
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 27, 2018

Catrina Barquist talks about her experience at last year's Venice Biennale and how her work comments on social media and how it affects young people. 

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Paper landscapes: Historic Maps of the Borders

BY CHRIS FLEET
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Map curator Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland will take us through time and space with the wonderful collection of maps of the Scottish Borders in its collection.

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Th’ Fleety Wud

BY ALEC FINLAY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Artist Alec Finlay talks about Th' Fleety Wud/The Flooding Wood - a commission for the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival - a work of place-awareness and linguistic archaeology mapping the catchment of the Rivert Teviot, Hawick.

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River Ways and Land Uses

BY KATE FOSTER
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Kate Foster talks about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns.

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Remembered Land

BY CLARE MONEY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Clare Money will talk about her work using old maps to reimagine the now defunct Riccarton railway junction, and its lost infrastructure.

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The Debatable Lands

BY ZOE CHILDERLEY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

"You can see how there is an emotional tie to the land and for a lot of people the idea of having a much more solid border going through their landscape was quite a horrific thought."

In The Debatable Lands from PechaKucha Night Galashiels Vol. 5, Zoe Childerley discusses The Debatable Lands of the Anglo-Scots border through photography and mapping based on her artist-in-residency at VARC in Northumberland in 2016.

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