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Trish Spence & Elke Pearson: For The Makers

Premiering today, 15th of December at 4pm on the Orkney News YouTube channel is the next in the film series ‘Orcadian Stories.’

Trish Spence and Elke (called Elli) Pearson speak about the early days of the Workshop and Loft Gallery in St Margaret’s Hope.

The Workshop was set up ‘For the Makers’, and has successfully run on a cooperative model for over 40 years.

Filmed and edited by Martin Laird (https://www.youtube.com/@martin_s_laird) , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.

The films focus on individuals telling their stories. The original theme music is by Eamonn Keyes. All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and wellbeing.

This film 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.