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'The Big Farewell'

Big Things On The Beach would like to invite everyone with an interest in the creative life of Portobello to join us at St Marks Episcopal Church to mark a special occassion.

7.30 pm on Monday, March 20th 2017

The 'Big Farewell' will be a celebration of our achievements since we formed in 2003 and will also mark the dissolution of the charity.

The trustees have decided to bring Big Things On The Beach to an end because of;

- increasing difficulties in raising money for public art projects

- a lack of responsiveness by Edinburgh City Council to our Public Art Strategy for Portobello Promenade, and

- a reduced capacity of volunteer trustees to meet the commitment required to deliver the objectives of the charity.

Join us for a lively presentation of Big Things' acheivements and the challenges we have faced. We'll also take a critical look at the cultural and economic enviroment in which we have tried to progress our intention of developing Portobello promenade as a site for public art.

Damian Killeen


Big Things On The Beach

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 18:18  

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Big Things on the Beach is a public art trust in Portobello, a seaside suburb close to the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was formed by a group of residents in 2003 to explore the potential of the seafront as a site for engagement with public artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Since 2004 we have commissioned artists to create substantial temporary artworks, trained ourselves and others in the process of commissioning public artworks through international site visits and guest lectures and successfully raised funding to these ends.

Our current project - The Big Welcome - is supported by Creative Scotland, Portobello & Craigmillar Neighbourhood Partnership and Edinburgh City Libraries