Rediscovering the Antonine Wall
Saturday, 18 June
11:00 - 15:00
By Central Scotland Regional Equalities Council (CSREC)
A walk and picnic with Central Scotland Regional Equalities Council’s Global Language Café and artist Paria Goodarzi.
The Global Language Café invites you to join us for a walk from Howgate Shopping Centre along the historic site of the Antonine Wall to Callendar Park, where we will share a picnic together. As we walk we will explore stories and artwork that the Language Café group have made with artist Paria Goodarzi as part of the Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project.
The ‘rediscovery’ of the Antonine Wall serves as a metaphor here for the migration process. Like moving from one place to another, the Wall takes on new meanings in its remote new home in the present. As a group we have also adopted new traditions, and changed the languages we speak and the way we see the world within the rapid political and social changes that we have witnessed. The work comments on the group’s migratory reality – re-centring experiences of movement within stories of Scottish and global heritage.
Our walk will begin at the Central Scotland Regional Equality Council shopfront, Unit 8, Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, Falkirk, FK1 1HG.
We’ll finish with a picnic at Callendar Park.
About CSREC and the Rediscovering the Antonine Wall Project:
Central Scotland Regional Equalities Council was established to eradicate all forms of discrimination. CSREC is based in Falkirk and works across Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Council areas. Our work also addresses the needs of people facing structural racism and inequality through partnership work, awareness-raising, training and consultancy at the organisational level with the public, private and third sectors.
The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project is a four-year project that aims to raise awareness of the Antonine Wall, primarily amongst local communities but also with visitors. The project will run until August 2022 and has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme, five local authorities and Historic Environment Scotland.
Paria Goodarzi is a UNESCO RILA Affiliated Artist and co-founder of the art initiative Distanced Assemblage
CSREC, Unit 8, Howgate Shopping Centre
High Street, Falkirk