The Gordon Stewart Memorial Prize
The Stewart Society would like to invite entries for a composing competition, for a tune of any idiom to be written for the fiddle/violin, to be called “Gordon Stewart”, in memory of a long time member and generous donor to The Society. The winning entry, which will be judged by a panel provided by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, will receive its premiere at the Stewart Society Gathering at Ford Castle, Cornhill-on-Tweed on 7 September 2013. The winner will receive a cash prize and their name engraved on the Gordon Stewart silver bowl.
Entries can be submitted in EITHER [a] hard copy on an unsigned sheet of manuscript paper, which must be accompanied by a covering letter on separate sheet, giving the contact details and a short biography of the composer ; OR[b] by email, with the tune on a file in pdf format. The tune must NOT have the name of the composer on it. The email to which it is attached must contain the contact details of the composer and a short biography.
Hard copy entries are to be submitted to:
Head of Scottish Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G2 3DB
The closing date for the competition is 31 July 2013.
In Fine Style follows the changing fashions of the period, demonstrates the spread of styles internationally and shows how clothing could convey important messages. Including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely, the exhibition brings together over 60 paintings, as well as drawings, garments, jewellery, accessories and armour.
VF DesignsAt www.vfdesigns.com Sweaters and cardigans in a wide range of colours and styles, embroidered with your chosen Stewart Crest, will provide the ideal present for the discerning clan member.
The next Council Meeting is Friday 6th September 2013 at Lady Waterford Hall, Ford.
To be held to coincide with the commeration of 500th anniversary of Flodden on the 7/8th September 2013
There will be a visit to the lovely Holy Island of Lindisfarne and its romantic Castle and beautiful Priory as well as the quaint model village of Ford- remodelled by Lady Waterford and Flodden battlefield..
The Gathering will be held at historic Ford Castle, Northumberland - where James IV spent his last night before the fateful battle of Flodden.
Experience your past and join us at Ford Castle - click here for pictures- for a weekend of Stewart history, meeting other Stewarts/Stuarts; excellent food and entertainment .
Interested? Then please contact the Secretary at email@example.com or on 44(0)131 220 4512
The Swedish Stuart Society
will be having their AGM on the 20-22 of September 2013. They intend to catch a ferry from Stockholm to Riga in Latvia and have their AGM and dinner on board the ferry.
The Swedish Stuart Society have arranged a 2 days cruise on the Baltic Sea, from Stockholm to Riga, the Capital of Latvia. In Latvia we will be visiting the region of Kurland with the fortresses and ramparts built by the Swedish general Carl Magnus Stuart during his time as governor of Kurland, in beginning of the eighteenth century. Kurland is part of todayÂ´s Latvia, situated South of Riga.
Departure from Stockholm with "Tallink Festival" on Friday September 20th at 17.00 local time and back in Stockholm again on Sunday September 22nd at 10.30 local time.
For more details Contact Charlotte Stuart