Next of Kin Programme of Events

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James Cooper & The Caribou of Ayr

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ Saturday 11 July and Saturday 19 September 2015, 2pm Meet Iaian Cooper Sands, Great Grandson, of James Cooper of Newfoundland and one of the First 500. Iaian will share his family story, through film, images, documents and personal memories. Please contact Rozelle House telephone 01292 445447 to book your space at this free lecture.

Poppy Craft with Symington Library Knit & Natters

Symington Library, Brewlands Road, Symington, KA1 5QZ Tuesday 21 July 2015, 3.30pm – 5pm Come along and join the Symington Library Knit & Natter group, who are making felt and crochet poppies. For more information contact Symington Library telephone 01563 830066.

Poppy Craft with Sandra Taylor

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ Saturday 18 July 2015, 2pm – 3pm Saturday 22 August 2015, 2pm – 3pm Sunday 20 September 2015, 2pm – 3pm Come along and join Sandra Taylor, who will be making textile poppies, using knit and crochet techniques. Suitable for all ages. Please contact Rozelle House telephone 01292 445447 to book your space at this free workshop. You can arrive on the day, but note that numbers may need to be limited.

Heroes and Stay at Homes: Researching the Men and Women of the First World War

Local History Library, Carnegie Library ,12 Main Street, Ayr, KA8 8EB Monday 24 August 2015, 2pm – 4pm Come along to a free workshop, led by History Man, Simon Fowler. Participants will learn where to start their research, internet and local sources. Simon is an expert in researching the men and women who served in WW1, and has written many articles and guides to researching service personnel. Simon worked at The National Archives at Kew for nearly thirty years and is now a tutor on the Family and Local History Diploma at Dundee University. Please contact Local History, Carnegie Library telephone 01292 272231 to book your space at this free interactive workshop. Book early as numbers may be limited.

Your Country Needs You!

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ Thursday 27 August 2015, 6.30pm – 8pm Come and meet our 2 costumed characters, Lt Col McColl and Mrs Monteith, who will guide you through the Next of Kin exhibition and give you an insight into how the Government of the day turned ordinary young men into a fighting force and how young women dealt with the “war on infection” that they faced daily caring for the wounded. Please contact Rozelle House telephone 01292 445447 to book your space at this free event. Book early as numbers may be limited.

Scottish War Art and Artists of the First World War

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ Thursday 3 September 2015, 2.30pm Patricia Andrew, author of ‘A Chasm in Time; Scottish War Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century’ presents a lecture to Friends of the Maclaurin, and guests. Cost of this lecture is £8 including afternoon tea. Please contact Rozelle House telephone 01292 445447 to book your space. Book early as numbers may be limited.

Ayrshire and the First World War Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies Conference

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ Saturday 12 September 2015, registration 10.30am Join the Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies at their biennial conference, on the theme Ayrshire and the First World War. Chaired by Professor Donald Meek, the programme includes: ‘The Great War: An Overview” by Tom Barclay “Global Conflict, Local Impact” by Stuart Wilson “The Butcher of Helles? An Ayrshire General at Gallipoli” by Elaine McFarland “Conflict, Patriotism and Protest: An Ayrshire Perspective” by Billy Kenefick “Whitby does not have a War Memorial” by Rob Close “Ayrshire Poets and the War” by Rab Wilson, Poet Cost of conference including lunch is £15. Please contact Rob Close, telephone 01292 590273, or email craigbraecottages@gmail.com for more information. Book early as numbers may be limited.

gl_logoExhibitions on display in Rozelle House, 4 July – 28 September 2015

Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr KA7 4NQ.  Entry is free. Art of War exhibition Gardening Leave exhibition Rozelle House Garden Gallery

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