A project from communities around the world celebrating Scottish heritage and culture, and the people and places which connect Scotland to its global diaspora.
Scots have migrated all over the world and have often had a profound impact on the areas where they settled. This project brought together stories from many communities that have documented their Scottish connections in more than 300 embroidered panels. Thirty-seven panels were done in Canada and five of those were done by Islanders of Scottish descent. Forty-three stitchers from across the Island took part in completing the Island panels.
The exhibition is a remarkable and heart-felt homage to the determination, courage and achievement of Scottish migrants and their descendants across the centuries.
Scottish Diaspora is organized and circulated by Prestoungrange Arts Festival with the support of the PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society Inc. and the Community Cultural Partnership Program.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.
The Story of Confederation
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: