The Our Story Project has collected together people’s memories and stories from the many faith communities in Edinburgh through oral histories and interviews. This exhibition celebrates the city’s rich diversity through the stories of people who live here. Some settled here, many were born here, but all of their stories together tell the history of Edinburgh: Our Story.
The public events for the Our Story project will bring people from Edinburgh’s diverse communities together through community meals, civic cafes, talks and visits to places of worship in order to learn about each others’ rich histories, faith traditions and customs. EIFA will broaden its Education Programme to include a Heritage strand to educate pupils in local schools as well as working closely with university contacts to bring events to young people on campuses in order to educate them on the diverse heritage of faith communities in their city.
The static section of the exhibition will be open to the public until Monday 23rd April 2018 in the Museum of Edinburgh located near the centre of the City. This dynamic exhibition aims to raise knowledge and awareness of the many religious groups existing in Edinburgh today. It showcases the interconnectedness of communities' histories and celebrates the diversity of this city. The exhibition is presented through a series of photographs taken by local photographers who have volunteered their talent to take portraits of local people and images of religious buildings.
We will also be taking a travelling version of the exhibition around local schools in the area to encourage discussion and education amongst the youngest in the community. If you are interested if having the exhibition displayed at your local school or community centre then please don't hesitate to get in touch!