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Next Two Weeks' Events

What's going on in your area of the Clyde Valley during the next couple of weeks?

 

 

Carnegie Hall

Local Choir performs at Carnegie Hall in New York

From the blog of one of the members of a Carluke/Lanark choir on its historic trip to the Big Apple in January 2015

About Us

Music, art, writing, theatre, dance and craft are not add-on 'extras' but are vital expressions of the health of any society. As Yann Martell puts it, in the final sentence of his introduction to 'Life of Pi'

'If we citizens do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams'

Or, more recently, from David Puttnam

"one measure of any community wishing to regard itself as truly civilised is the quality and depth of its artistic achievement".

The Clyde Valley has a strong cultural identity and it is rich in cultural talent, professional and amateur. Especially in rural areas, folk tend to work in isolation and have relatively limited opportunities for self-publicity. This website is intended to celebrate their work and to help share it. It is hoped, also, to make it easier for people to find out what's going on - a concert, an exhibition or a group to join - and about how to contact those involved in these activities. There are several fine websites in the valley of the River Clyde but there's a place for one which is totally focused on local culture.

 

You can contact us by email at don@clydevalley.net or joanne@clydevalley.net

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