Stove is Norway Bound

By June 12, 2017News

‘Our Norwegian Story’ catch-up – Instalment II.

Part of this project took us to Norway to start to make some friends across the water.  We visited some of the former whaling towns that are directly connected to Dumfries as the home of those first arriving into Dumfries Station in the summer of 1941 – Tonsberg (our former twinning town), Sandeford and Bergen.

The enthusiasm and sense of shared connection to Dumfries with the people we met was quite overwhelming.  We spoke about the project in the Forsmannsenteret Centre for elderly residents in Sandefjord, children of those relationships and marriages made during the time of so many Norwegians in our town.  Met with local officials and other arts organisations to talk about future collaborations and tried to capture a tiny part of Norway’s side of our story.  There is still much to find out but we have made a start at least….we even made the local Sandefjord Press!

Norway:Scotland Flag copy

And it begins…

 

Norway Sandefjord copy

Sandfjord’s beautiful moving water sculpture

 

Norway Tonsberg2 copy

Making boats in Tonsberg

 

Norway Bergen copy

The World Heritage site of Bergen

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Meeting Jenny of North Sea Traffic Museum

Norway Sandefjord Press copy

and the Sandefjord Press

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Tue 26

Exhibition: New Model Army

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 26

b100: Glass Art with Lonnie Kyle

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 26

In Conversation With: Alan Grant

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Drawing for Enjoyment

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Brave New Words Big 2nd Birthday

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm