A Tapestry of Many Threads
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McCall Smith's succinct libretto is spun by composer Tom Cunningham into gorgeous tuneful melodies that linger' ★★★★★ (The Okavango Macbeth, Scotsman). Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham celebrate a century of vibrant and colourful Dovecot tapestries in the world premiere of this dramatised production, featuring some of Scotland’s most exciting young singers and musicians. Performed on the Dovecot weaving floor, alongside the looms on which the tapestries are created, you’ll be taken on an atmospheric and often poignant journey inspired by the studios' world-famous tapestries via songs, music and the spoken word. All ages.
Dovecot Studios / Alexander McCall Smith / Tom Cunningham.
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Reviews & features
Interview: Elizabeth Cumming - curator of Weaving the Century18 Jul 2012
Dovecot’s centenary exhibition of taperstries
There are over 60 tapestries in the Dovecot’s centenary exhibition. What has struck you most about the work? The sheer diversity of the designs and the many imaginative ways the weavers interpreted the designs. It was much more varied and stronger than…
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