The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is a unique international community artwork chronicling the impact of Scots throughout the world and this will be the first time it will be exhibited in its entirety in the UK. From the ten Scots who have held the office of Prime Minister, to the Scots who introduced football to Argentina and Brazil, the many stories of the Scottish diaspora’s achievements have been brought to life in 305 colourful panels.
Every aspect of Scottish culture and heritage – including food and drink, politics, exploration, innovation and medicine – is represented in panels embroidered in 34 countries by over 1,000 named volunteer stitchers. The tapestry has just returned from touring the globe, where the communities it visited added their own panels working in collaboration with Scottish artist, Andrew Crummy. The result is a stunning visualisation of the personal and historic stories that ordinary people the world over have been inspired to share.
The project was conceived in Prestonpans in Scotland by Prestoungrange Arts Festival and this exhibition is hosted by the Crown Court Church of Scotland, the oldest Presbyterian church in England. .
20 March - 29 April from 9am - 5.30 pm, closed Sundays and public holidays - 14 & 17 April
9am - 5.30 pm
Entry via Cromwell Green where exhibition tickets will be issued. Visitors are advised to avoid busy periods, notably between 3pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons when the Houses are sitting
020 7219 4114