Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Songs and Plays of Noel Coward

Red Wine Productions Present
Summer Revue - A Talent to AmuseA fantastic first night.  If you missed it you can still get tickets for Wednesday!
A very fun way to raise funds for the institute.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £1.2m Funding for Cambo Stables Project

Cambo Institute in Fife has been awarded £1.2m by Heritage Lottery Fund towards the creation of an education and training centre at Cambo Estate. The centre will be based at the restored Georgian Stables, and the Glasshouses in the walled garden, giving the buildings a new lease of life and a sustainable future.

The Institute has already embarked on the major task of raising the £1.9m additional funding required to match the grant from Heritage Lottery Fund and to date has pledges and donations for £850,000 from trusts, foundations, legacies, donations from Friends of Cambo and fundraising events.

Established in 1998, the Institute now provides a host of learning and volunteering opportunities in heritage, the environment, arts, culture and horticulture.

The renowned gardens and snowdrop woods, now with a worldwide reputation, are increasingly used to introduce a wide range of art forms to visitors and will host an exciting European premiere of Inuksuit in partnership with East Neuk Festival on Saturday 6 July.

Sir Peter Erskine, Chairman of Cambo Institute, who was delighted to hear of Heritage Lottery Fund’s support for their exciting plans said:

“Our aim at Cambo is not only to enhance the visitor’s experience with arts activities but also to ‘turn the clock back’ on the estate and recreate the opportunities that would have been available to local people in the community 100 years ago, providing training, apprenticeships and supported employment.

The Cambo Stables Project will create an education and visitor hub with the facilities to expand current activities, safeguard public access and involvement for the future and provide an income to ensure its sustainable future”

Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said:
“Our heritage offers a rich resource for skills and education so HLF is delighted to support Cambo Estate where it is being used in such an innovative way. The gardens provide powerful and memorable experiences for young people, making learning fun and opening their eyes to the natural heritage which surrounds them. We applaud the commitment of the team at Cambo and are delighted that even more people will now benefit from the work being done.”