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BIGGAR LINKS -
This year the Biggar Little Festival is planning to celebrate the strength of the Biggar community which has shone through during recent challenging times.
We are launching a community art project based around the simple yet elegant symbol of the Eternity Knot. This ancient motif is formed by a continuous line, a path with neither beginning nor end. It evokes strength and support, past and present, history and future.
At this stage, it is still difficult to know exactly what events we will be able to put on, but what is very clear is that we can learn from our 2020 experiences and use social media to include people and promote a festival spirit.
“#Biggar Links 2021” is a way to make this happen. On July 31st, we are planning to have an outdoor family event. As part of this, during July, we would like to have a community art trail inviting people to make pieces based around this Biggar Links motif.
We must all continue to be careful this year, but we can create a socially distant event experience by displaying and making art pieces in gardens, on gateposts or on window sills. Drawings, paintings or decorative installations made indoors can be shared through our Biggar Little Festival social media pages and in October we will put together an exhibition of photographs of these pieces to show the variety of ideas and creativity of the summer in a single setting.
How to Join In
Art can be anything. What matters is making something and sharing that with another person. It can be icing on a cake, flower pots arranged in a pattern in a garden or leaves spread out on the ground. It can be a piece of printmaking, jewellery, glass, ceramics or of course a beautiful painting. The real work of art in this project is the sharing of an idea which represents and celebrates the power of community links which we all enjoy. Biggar Little Festival hopes that you will be inspired to join in this event harnessing whatever skills and interests you enjoy and want to share.