Expressions of Africa

Exhibitions (visual art, sculpture)

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  • The Nomads Tent - The Nomads Tent
  • Aug 1: 10:00-17:00 and 18:00-20:00. Aug 2-3: 10:00-17:00. Tues-Sat (Aug 6-Aug 31): 10:00-17:00. Sun (Aug 4-Sep1): 12:00-16:00.
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: The Nomads Tent
  • Warnings and additional info: -
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A spectacular exhibition of West African tribal, ceremonial and performance masks and exquisite ethically sourced tribal textiles. 'Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth' (Oscar Wilde). Discover the art of disguise this festival. In Africa the bigger the occasion, the more important it is to show off! Be entertained with grand boubous enormous trousers. See Malian mud cloth, hand-dyed indigo from Guinea and Kuba cloth from Congo.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible
  • Stairs: Not Selected
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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