I attended VisitScotlandScottish Parliament, Edinburgh Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh CELEBRATING SCOTLAND’S YEAR OF STORIES event. It was lovely!!!♥️I looked forward to the much awaited Year of Stories Parliamentary Reception Hosted by Evelyn Tweed MSP, and joined by speakers: the Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, Ivan McKee MSP; the Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Neil Gray MSP; and Chairman of Visit Scotland, @Lord Thurso.Guests enjoyed a musical performance from the Year of Stories Songs from the Last Page event.The evening will also showcased Scotland’s UNESCO Trail and partners from across the Year of Stories: Museums Galleries Scotland, Publishing Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Book Trust, Scottish Library & Information Council, the Scottish Tour Guide Association and Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland.Meet lovely people. I am delighted that JOM Charity – SCIO in collaboration with Dr Sue Morrison’s Oral History Research & Training Consultancy & Communities Past & Future Society, were able to partake in Scotland’s 🏴 The Year of Stories 2022 with The Journey “Personal Testimonies of Africans living & working in Scotland “! Visit our website for details. www.jomcharity.com.This project supports diversity, inclusion & integration!👏🏾Thanks to our funders, National Lottery players, National Lottery heritage Funds, Museums Galleries Scotland, Events Scotland, Visit Scotland.🙏🏾
This fantastic event kicked off with exhibition of “The Journey” Personal Testimonies of Africans living and working in Scotland funded & supported by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGM), Year of Stories, in attendance was Dr Sue Morrison, the oral history expert who conducted the interviews on behalf of JOM Charity and some of the respondents
Music by Glasgow Small Pipers, food was supported by Olivia Ndoti and other members of Women Intergretion Network (WIN) who prepared varied delicious array of International food & beverages. Olivia made a speech about importance of Black History Month.
Sean Reid facilitated the ICH, Intangible Cultural Heritage, “Integration through Proverbs” very enjoyable interactive sessions.
Thanks to everyone that attended and supported JOM Charity.
Creative Art & Well-being sessions was funded by The National Lottery Community Funds.
Overall events was coordinated by Josephine Oboh-Macleod of JOM Charity.
“This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players”.