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Exhibition for monks anniversary at Kelso Abbey

School girls admiring some of the displays Credit: ITV News Border

The exhibition brings together a selection of work by pupils from a number of schools across the Scottish Borders to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Tironisian Order of Monks at the Abbey.

Artwork, videos and animations have been created by school pupils over a six week period and tell the story of the Abbey from its beginning to the present day.

Kelso Abbey Exhibition

Artwork and drama is on display in Kelso, showcasing work by school children who have been learning about the town's Abbey.

Work including poetry, animation and videos explain the historic background to the abbey, which was founded by monks in the 12th century.

The children also looked at its destruction by the English Army in 1545, and its current day status as an historic icon of the town.

The exhibition is open to the public at the following times:

  • Tuesday 18th June 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 19th June 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday 20th June 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 21st June 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday 22nd June 10am to 4pm

The art of knit and stitch

All aspects of wool are investigated Credit: PA

Wonder Of Wool brings together more than 20 artists and designers whose practice has been influenced by wool, knitting and needlecrafts. The exhibition shows work from the last decade charting the developing prevalence of wool and knit in new communities and among a younger, more urban demographic.



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