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Exhibition Now Open

13th July 2016 by Scran | 0 comments

All The Rage | Memories of Post War Fashion 1940s – 1960s

An exhibition of photographs from the Scran collections curated in partnership with The Open Door’s Good Neighbour Club opens today at The Open Door Cafe in Edinburgh’s Morningside.  Stunning images of fads and fashions from the 1940s to the 1960s are brought to life by club members’ own memories gathered through a series of reminiscence workshops.

fifties fashion

The Open Door supports older people and those with mental health issues.  It offers an inclusive space for social groups, creative arts and volunteering opportunities at its centre.

The exhibition runs from 13th July to 12th August at The Open Door Cafe, 420 Morningside High Street, Edinburgh, EH10 5HY.


Image © Scottish Borders Council by kind permission of Woolmark. Licensor

Gathering the Voices

26th January 2016 by Scran | 1 Comment

3715_25717_005-000-012-847-R_2016-01-20_13-24-08Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January, is the day for everyone to remember the millions of Jews murdered during the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed Nazi Persecution throughout World War Two.

In recent years, the Gathering the Voices Association has been collecting and recording survivor’s stories – some came on the Kindertransport, meanwhile others survived concentration camps and many made remarkable journeys to get to safety in Scotland.

3717_25765_005-000-012-871-R_2016-01-21_12-55-14One such person was Marion Camrass; her story begins in Poland 1932. She was born into a wealthy family in Krakow. As a child during World War Two she fled the fighting by travelling into Soviet Russia and eventually to Siberia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In 1946 she joined her aunt in Glasgow, where she completed her school education, went to university and finally settled.

3715_25751_005-000-012-864-R_2016-01-20_14-05-45We are delighted to say the Gathering the Voices Association has shared a selection of material with Scran, becoming our newest contributing partner.

Now you can listen to the interviews on Scran, not only the story of Marion Camrass but also that of Gretl Shapiro – hear all about their lives in Scotland after World War Two. Each interview has a full transcript available for reference and fascinating, accompanying images.

There are also supporting materials on topics such as religious discrimination and sectarianism.


Images © Gathering the Voices