granton:hub is delighted to invite you to an outdoor talk at the Granton Gasworks Train Station to listen to Kenneth Williamson who will outline the significance of this historic listed building. The Granton Gas Works Station was opened on 27 February, 1903 to take the workers to and from the Gas Works. It closed in 1942. The station is currently going through a complete refurbishment and will become a major enterprise hub managed by WASPS.
The talk will be followed by a walk, taking in further landmarks such as Granton’s Gasometer, Caroline Park House and the listed Madelvic car factory to arrive at Madelvic House, the base of granton:hub, at around 2:45pm for tea/coffee and cake.
Then, between 3-5pm, you will be able to join staff and students from Edinburgh College of Art, to hear more about their project Granton: Cultural Heritage at the Edge: Edinburgh at the Seaside.
This research project was carried out in February by academics and 20 postgraduate students who interviewed the local community on their views of cultural heritage and what it means for Granton. Their work was placed on display in the granton:hub in February, at the North Edinburgh Community Festival in May, and also in Paris, where we joined representatives of 7 other cities across Europe, from Krakow to Madrid, to discuss Cultural Heritage at the Edge.
Visitors will be able to view the many display boards and exhibition materials, to hear more about what we learned from our European partners, and to join with us in developing a Europe-wide Manifesto for Cultural Heritage at the Edge.
Refreshments will be served.
PLEASE NOTE: Kenneth Williamson’s talk will last approximately 45 minutes and will be held outside, next to the display boards on the fence outside the Granton Gasworks station (opposite Morrison’s superstore on Waterfront Broadway). Please arrive by 1:45pm. After the talk, participants will walk (0.6 miles) along Waterfront Avenue to granton: hub which is located at Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh EH5 1HS.
The walk is suitable for children aged 12+ who must be accompanied by an adult
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