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08/Feb/2013

A natural celebration of history - £42,000 grant to create 'TENT:actular spectacle


Tentsmuir is to become a hub of creative activity this summer, thanks to a generous grant awarded as part of the Year of Natural Scotland 2013.

A sum of £42,000, supported by Creative Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, will see Tentsmuir transformed for a special event, 'TENT:actular'.

The award-winning Smallpetitklein Dance Company will be taking centre stage and a mix of professional and non-professional dancers will explore the history of Tentsmuir as part of its performance.

The company's apperance comes after an extremely successful year, having won particular praise for its production 'Within this Dust' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Emma Jane Beat, executive producer, said: "Smallpetitklein is delighted to receive this award which will allow the company to build on our already expansive engagement programme.

"TENT:actular will provide an inspirational celebration for families and communities this summer in the north east of Scotland."

The event is taking place in partnership with Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve and Forestry Commission Scotland.

It will also feature a scavenger hunt for the children to get involved with a spectacular finale held in a series of Super Eco Dome Tents which will be specially constructed for the show.

This is just one of many events taking place across Scotland to mark the Year of Natural Scotland 2013, which looks to enable people to engage with natural surroundings in innovative and exciting ways.

Creative Scotland has set aside £500,000 which will help to develop 14 projects to celebrate the natural world.

Iain Munro, director of creative development at Creative Scotland, said: "The quality and number of applications received was extremely high and it is with a real sense of anticipation that we look forward to seeing these inspiring projects come to fruition."

Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture and external affairs, added: "This funding means people in Scotland and our visitors will be given the opportunity to engage with their natural surroundings in innovative and exciting ways and to discover or rediscover the natural brilliance that exists throughout our country."

Source: Fife Herald, Friday, Feburary 8, 2013.


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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

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