Macaulay College, based on the family owned estate - previously the Macaulay Experimental Peat Farm - just outside of Stornoway, was founded by artists and educators Roland Engebretsen and Rebecca Lindsay in 2010.
Macaulay College provides people with additional social and educational requirements with a programme of activities which encourage them to have meaningful and fulfilling working and social lives.
This programme ranges from Sculpture and Product Design through to Animal Care, Food Production and Life Skills and will see members attending on both a full time and part time basis. Ensuring a varied programme is on offer not just to the College members but also to a wider selection of the local community, Macaulay College celebrates their first anniversary this week with The Giant Jellyfish project.
Macaulay College will be working in conjunction with London based sculptor and prop maker Frazer Johnson. Participants are taking part in a week long workshop at Macaulay College leading up to the Lewis Carnival. Members and Volunteer helpers are joining us from Action for Children, Western Isles Advocacy, Ardseileach and on an individual basis. Throughout this week they will be turning a car into a giant jelly fish to take on parade at the carnival. Alongside this sculpture project the participants will be creating their very own sea creatures to travel with their giant creation . Developing new skills in sculpture, puppet making, and performance those involved will have an action packed week.
Dont miss the Chinese Mackerel at the Lewis Carnival on Sat the 6th August !
Funded by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.