‘Lennox Castle Stories’ is a social history project led by a group of ex-residents of Lennox Castle Hospital on the outskirts of Glasgow which was built to house people with learning disabilities.
Following funding from the Heritage Lottery last year, the arts organisation Project Ability and supported living organisation C-Change formed a successful partnership to support people with learning disabilities who lived in Lennox Castle Hospital to share their stories of life in the ‘Castle’, which finally closed its doors in 2002.
Employing a huge range of media including text, painting, print, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and animation, a group of ex-residents came together in a series of weekly sessions to share their memories.
The final legacy of this project is a website, film and book. These and the artwork from the project participants will be launched at C-Change’s 10 year Celebration Finale ‘Day’ Event on Saturday 13th October 2012. There will also be stalls, activities, workshops, raffles and much more and everyone is welcome.
Where: Glasgow Marriot Hotel
For more information, visit C-Change’s website: www.c-change.org.uk