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  • Wales Blogs | www.26treasures.com
    Eisteddfod of Wales in August 2011 Here s what some of our partners had to say about the project Sometimes a visit to a museum involves rather more wandering than wondering You walk past beautiful ancient objects but they make little human connection We wanted to make a connection through words We hope the words make people pause think and take a closer look at the object This collection makes me think about why we value objects from the past the human connections made across time by artefacts what it means to be English Welsh Irish Scottish or British Within the strict confines of the sestude using only 62 words there is still space to think about universal themes John Simmons founder member and director of 26 This project encapsulates the best of what the Library is about it shows the variety of our holdings from bank notes and films to books and manuscripts and allows us not only to keep stuff safe but to share it and allow it to inspire anew In this case it has inspired new works of literature new creative translations and has in turn added a website and a book to the Library s collections which may in turn inspire others in years to come Arwel Jones Director of Public Services National Library of Wales Small things in a museum can be easily overlooked A poem can help people look more closely and see it in a new way Likewise a treasure can spark a poet s imagination Gillian Clarke National Poet of Wales As the great Australian poet Les Murray has said We are a language species and translation is perhaps the definitive human activity This project brings very much alive the fact that creativity is what we gain in translation translating images translating words Sioned Puw Rowlands Director of Wales Literature Exchange And here are two of John Simmons blogs about the book and the launch http www 26fruits co uk blog blogberry crossing cultures http www foyles co uk Public Biblio Detail aspx blogId 1110 The book priced from 10 for an electronic copy 18 for hardback was published thanks to crowd funding through www unbound co uk and will be sent to subscribers this month The second edition will be distributed by Faber to shops in September and available to order online It s still possible to buy the book through the website visit www unbound co uk books 26 treasures MORE ABOUT THE WALES COLLECTION The Wales project was organised by 26 in collaboration with National Library of Wales and Tŷ Newydd Writers Centre Writers were paired at random with the objects from a film of Lloyd George meeting Hitler to a self portrait by Shani Rhys James and given six weeks to come up with their response The pieces of writing were displayed at last year s National Eisteddfod as part of the Translators House Wales Translation Challenge organised by Wales Literature Exchange and Tŷ Newydd The Bardic

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/wales/blog/530 (2016-02-12)
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  • Wales Blogs | www.26treasures.com
    Creation Stories section Aeth cenaduron y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol ati i ddewis 26 gwrthrych er mwyn adlewyrchu amrywiaeth eu casgliadau o recordiadau sain i fapiau o lyfrau canoloesol i ffilmiau ac o albymau lluniau i bamffledi hanesyddol Bu r awduron maes o law yn ysgrifennu union 62 gair o ymateb i un o r gwrthrychau gyda u hanner yn ysgrifennu yn y Gymraeg a r hanner arall yn y Saesneg Cyfieithwyd y darnau i r Gymraeg ac i r Saesneg ac fe i cyflwynwyd i r Her Gyfeithu fel rhan o r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Wrecsam Gwobrwywyd yr enillydd gyda Ffon Farddol Gallwch weld pob un o r sestudes yn ogystal â r cyfieithiadau yn yr adran Treasures a gallwch ddarllen rhai o r straeon sy n gefndir i r gwaith gorffenedig yn adran y Creation Stories The Treasures of Wales Curators at the National Library of Wales selected 26 different objects to reflect the diversity of their collections from sound recordings to maps medieval books to films photographic albums to historic pamphlets Writers half writing in English half in Welsh then wrote 62 words exactly in response The pieces were translated into Welsh and English and submitted to the Translation Challenge as part of the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham A Bardic staff was awarded to the winner You can see all the 26 sestudes along with their translations in the Treasures section and you can read some of the stories behind the finished pieces in the Creation Stories section Aeth cenaduron y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol ati i ddewis 26 gwrthrych er mwyn adlewyrchu amrywiaeth eu casgliadau o recordiadau sain i fapiau o lyfrau canoloesol i ffilmiau ac o albymau lluniau i bamffledi hanesyddol Bu r awduron maes o law yn ysgrifennu union 62 gair o ymateb i un o r gwrthrychau

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/wales/blog/468 (2016-02-12)
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  • 26treasures of Scotland | www.26treasures.com
    The Book Wales Scotland Northern Ireland 26treasures of Scotland

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/26treasures-scotland-0 (2016-02-12)
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  • Scotland Blog | www.26treasures.com
    with every political party and politician seeking to appropriate St Andrew s Day If the UK or Scottish governments have a constitutional point to make it s safe to assume they ll do it on 30 November This year Westminster and Holyrood ministers will be battling to model the kilt and fly the Saltire most patriotically On second thoughts by A J McIntosh At school in the 1970s I came often into the orbit of an eccentric Maths master called Charles Kelly Mother Kelly now dead was a man I imagine then in his mid 60s of undisputed intellectual brilliance He could win chess games blindfolded quote extensive tracts of poetry from the English canon and draw on a wide range of classical references which most of his Perspectives While I was working on my piece for 26 Treasures Scotland I was also making a BBC Radio 4 programme about a place with no artifacts the poet Wilfred Owen s last refuge in Northern France before he was killed in the last days of the First World War It was an art project funded by the French but by the British artist Simon Patterson and says something I think about the poetics of The End of Objects by Stephen Potts Joining 26 Treasures Scotland set me to thinking not simply about the Cramond Lioness I was assigned but about the museum in which it is displayed with its widely varied companion pieces Museums house objects from distant eras because they are usually all that survives to tell us about the people of those times and their lives The more remote the era the more Echoes o Land an Language One of the main characters in my recently completed novel Blackthorn is a 19 th Century Traveller fiddler part of the

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/scotland/blog (2016-02-12)
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  • Creation stories | www.26treasures.com
    exhibition Bute Mazer Elspeth Murray Much of the inspiration for my 26 Treasures Queen Mary Harp Sara Sheridan To say I m not musical is an Sporran clasp with four concealed pistols Stuart Delves Imagine A November evening not so long Suit of Tartan Ross Kate Tough Learning which object I d been Bionic Hand Lucy Harland I love deadlines Daniel Laidlaw s Victoria Cross J F Derry I was a typical prepubescent boy Commando Coigrich Linda Cracknell I love the kind of writing commission which Lewisian Gneiss Janette Currie My object is the Govan Rent Strike Rattle Christine Finn Mary Barbour s rattle Serf s Collar Vivien Jones I m eight years old again Sat in the Arthur s Seat Miniature Coffins Ronnie MacKintosh On the wall above my desk is a copy of Towie Ball Collette Davis I was meant to go to Orkney today but a wise Instrument of Authority David Manderson It would be me somehow that got the Cramond Lioness Stephen Potts Modern 26 treasures have a provenance The Maiden James Robertson A beheading machine is an Gown of Repentence Jamie Jauncey lone in a glass case in the Church section Darien Chest Lee Randall

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/scotland/creationstories (2016-02-12)
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  • Scotland Blogs | www.26treasures.com
    tell where a writing initiative will lead In 2011 I worked with a group of new writers in the village of Powfoot where I live Our aim was to create a publication about our experience of life in this small coastal community We met monthly with lots of e mail exchange between and the resulting book illustrated with drawings and photographs sold its first 100 copies within the first week of publication It has since been shortlisted for an Epic Award Visit www epicawards co uk one of six community arts projects in Scotland which will be judged this month One of the most valuable aspects of this activity has been the interest stirred in these writers in the broader world of writing at a national level When they saw the 26 Treasures chapbook they were quite captivated by the variety of response and I was subjected to some very close questioning about my own object the serf s collar Fortunately I had taken along the background material that the National Museum of Scotland had provided along with my own researches so between us we could answer all but one question How had the collar ended up in the waters of the Forth So I invited them to speculate and produce their own explanation Today I am sitting with some very fine stories everything from an adventure story with a meticulous political and historical framework to a saucy romance between a grand lady and servant and the subsequent revenge taken by her jealous husband and a piece that uses the geography of the upper reaches of the Forth to great effect in a persuasive story full of foreboding and foul weather Reading the pieces and remembering how all the Powfoot Writers started their writing adventure by stating variations of I

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/scotland/blog/527 (2016-02-12)
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  • Scotland Blogs | www.26treasures.com
    Hech it must hae been the snochters the Guidman had Chowkin and clochin that s whit I heard tell Ae Almichty sneeze Guid sakes Oor lochs a pea soup o germs Brocht a land o boolders grummel scree an scurdie O crag stane graystane whin stane sclate stane O flint gneiss tae life The Earl o Hell micht hae had a haun in it naethin but argie bargie Dibber dabber haggle baggle atween the twa Wi his tale the Earl s A wee bittie snuff win casten maybe aye an maybe hoch aye The ane or t ither that set the show on the road a fine ham a haddie he made Part 3 Hunners o millions o simmers Oor forebears sweempt amang eelats nae better than thirsells Hunners o millions o winters pooshioned bi reek Wee beasties made the best o an ill bargain scliddert thru sprot Switherels stirred the wrack an dilse an tang Buckies braved the bladderlocks an beliware Rigger worms i the glit Gellies i the green gaw I the scrogs slugs an snails Life s life ony gate Hunners o millions mair a smarach i the sourocks Bugs unner the bennel bog cotton an brechan Neets an nettercaps pishminnies i the puddock pipes Eeriwigs an golochs i the windle strae Naethin tae be done in haste but the grippin o fleas But ae wee cratur took a notion belly flaucht intae the tod s tail Put her fuit doon a shauchle an a scheuch then steppit oot in ettle earnest Aye Me Annie Lizzie ane o a kind set the face o clay Slithered on stumpy legs never say gae but gang a flaunter i ma hert At the glisk o a bonnie land A yearn tae scowth an rowth A howp o better days tae come Kept ma ain pairt gaed ma ain gate Didnae jouk tae naebody The Westlothiana question aye i ma heid Didnae meddle in naebody s affairs Hech Thocht I d fairly leave a mark whaun I couped the creels But guid sakes wae s me Here ae day an awa the morn Starin at the muin an fell i the midden The banshee cried at the hinnerend The mort bell tolled an I was daen wi it Part 4 I was playin wi Napier s bones tae pit ower the time Whaun it cam tae me Seein as I ve endured langer than the lot o ye I m the very tattie tae gang hail heidit for Scotland s treisurs We treisurs here at the National Museum We set ye apairt frae ither fowk in ither nations We re here tae mind ye whit ye were whit ye are Whit s loomin through the reek We celebrate the rascals that brak the law and the rascals that mak it Put ye in mind o dues tae kirk an countrie honour the doughty An whiles their sporrans Testify tae the contermit the clever and the crafty The gallus the weird

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/scotland/blog/522 (2016-02-12)
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  • The 26treasures of Northern Ireland | www.26treasures.com
    The Book Wales Scotland Northern Ireland The 26treasures of Northern Ireland

    Original URL path: http://www.26treasures.com/26treasures-northern-ireland (2016-02-12)
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