275 for Adults

VICTORY, HOPE & AMBITION“: A creative project celebrating the cultural legacy of The ‘45 in 2020.

The Jacobite Rising of 1745 has fascinated, moved and inspired people all around the world for 275 years. The Battle of Prestonpans, an unexpected triumph by the untested Highland army over professional Redcoat forces, triggered a particularly rich and diverse cultural legacy which continues to this day. In this context, we believe the creation of new work is just as important as the presentation of the past. So to celebrate 275 years of creativity we are calling on young people from around the country to contribute to the telling of this amazing story.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO:

We are looking for new contributions to the cultural legacy of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the Battle of Prestonpans. This is a great chance to show of your talents, whether you are most comfortable with the pen or the paint brush! There is a young persons (10-17) category, and by request we are also opening one for adults too. That’s anyone from the age of 18 onwards.

The most imaginative, inspiring and creative entries will be published in a special book marking the 275th anniversary of the battle – a great opportunity to see you work in print! We are also planning a special event to celebrate your creativity in 2021, and hope we can publish all entries on our website too.

There are two categories adults can enter:

  1. Poetry – any form of verse writing, written in either English, Scots or Gaelic, including song.
  2. Short Story – max 500 words
  3. Visual art – could be a painting or drawing, textile art or even sculpture.

Entries should reflect one of the following themes:

  1. The Prince has landed
  2. A Call to Arms
  3. On the March
  4. Battle
  5. Victory or Defeat
  6. Looking back

Gaelic language entries should be accompanied by English translations if possible please.

Entries should not reference modern political viewpoints or include language or comments which could cause offence.

HOW TO TAKE PART:

We want as many people as possible to get involved! You have until 20 December 2020 to complete and submit your entries.

All you need to do is create your contribution and send it in to us (details below). Use the pages on this site for a bit of inspiration if you need it – or have a look at our main website and social media pages.

Once you are underway we would love to hear how you are getting on, so please feel free to messages us on social media using #prestonpans275 .

Just send your entries to us by email and artworks can either be posted or high-resolution photographs can also be submitted by email.

Adult entries will be considered by our special panel for inclusion in the celebratory publication.

WHERE TO SEND ENTRIES:

To send digital copies of written work, or hi-res photos/scans of artwork, please send by email or online transfer to:

ajohnston@battleofprestonpans1745.org

To send hard copies of artworks, please post to:

Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust, 227-229 High Street, Prestonpans, East Lothian EH32 9BE


BUAIDH, DÒCHAS IS ÀRD-AMAS”.  

Tha Aramach nan Seumasach ann an 1745 air daoine bho air feadh an t-saoghail a bheò-ghlacadh, a ghluasad agus a bhrosnachadh airson 275 bliadhna. Phiobraich Blàr Sliabh a’ Chlamhain, a bha na bhuaidh ris nach robh dùil leis an fheachd Ghàidhealach thairis air feachdan proifeiseanta nan còtaichean dearga, dìleab chultarach gu h-àraidh saidhbhir agus eadar-mheasgte a tha a’ leantainn chun an latha an-diugh. Sa cho-theacsa seo, tha sinn a’ creidsinn gu bheil cruthachadh air obair ùr a cheart cho cudromach ris an riochdachadh bhon àm a dh’fhalbh. Mar sin, gus 275 bliadhna de chruthachalachd a chomharrachadh, tha sinn ag iarraidh air daoine òga bho air feadh na dùthcha cur ris an innse air an sgeul iongantach seo.  

NA THA SINN AIRSON A DHÈANAMH:

Tha sinn a’ toirt cuireadh do dhaoine, tabhartasan ùra a chruthachadh agus a chur ri dìleab chultarach Aramach nan Seumasach agus Blàr Sliabh a’ Chlamhain ann an 1745. Is e cothrom math a tha seo ur tàlantan a thaisbeanadh eadar gu bheil sibh nas cofhurtaile leis a’ pheann no le bruis pheantaidh!  

Thèid na tabhartasan as mac-meanmhainniche, as brosnachaile agus as cruthachaile fhoillseachadh ann an leabhar speisealta a bhios a’ comharrachadh an 275mh ceann-bliadhna den bhlàr – cothrom mòr air ur n-obair fhaicinn ann an clò! 

Tha dó roghainnean agaibh a dh’fhaodas sibh fheuchainn:  

  1. Bàrdachd – cruth sam bith de sgrìobhadh bàrdachd, sgrìobhte ann am Beurla, Albais no Gàidhlig na h-Alba.  
  2. Ealain lèirsinneach – dealbh air a peantadh no air a tarraing, no ealain aodaich (nì sam bith a tha 2D agus cruthachail!)

Bu chòir do na h-innteartan aon de na tèaman a leanas, a nochdadh:

  1. Tha am Prìonnsa air a thighinn air tìr  
  2. Gairm gu Armachd
  3. A’ Caismeachd
  4. Am Batal
  5. Buaidh no Call
  6. Coimhead air ais

Bu chòir eadar-theangachadh sa Bheurla a bhith còmhla ri innteartan ann an Gàidhlig, ma ghabhas sin a dhèanamh.

MAR A GHABHAR PÀIRT:

Tha agaibh gu 20 Dùbhlachd 2020 airson ur n-innteartan a chrìochnachadh agus a chur a-steach.

B’ fhìor thoigh leinn cluinntinn mar a tha a’ dol dhuibh, mar sin tha sibh di-beathte teachdaireachd a chur thugainn air na meadhanan sòisealta, a’ cleachdadh #prestonpans275

Dìreach cuiribh ur n-innteartan thugainn air post-d agus faodar obair-ealain a chur tron phost no faodaidh dealbhan-camara de àrd-chàileachd a chur a-steach air post-d cuideachd. 

FAR AN CUIREAR INNTEARTAN:

Gus lethbhreacan didseatach de dh’obair sgrìobhte no dealbhan/sganaichean àrd-chàileachd de obair-ealain a chur a-steach, cuiribh iad air post-d no air-loidhne gu:

ajohnston@battleofprestonpans1745.org

Airson lethbhreacan cruaidh a chur a-steach, cuiribh iad tron phost gu: 

Cuireadh Sgoiltean, Blàr Sliabh a’ Chlamhain, Urras Dualchais 1745, 227-229 High Street, Prestonpans, East Lothian, EH32 9BE


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