The Bluesbrokers are a group of seasoned Edinburgh based musicians performing with or without drums as a trio, 4 piece or 5 piece, The band plays classic blues (Freddy King, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf), rock (Free, Cream, Stones, Beatles, Neil Young) and original material. The classic line up of drums, acoustic and electric guitars, keys and bass is augmented by electric mandolin and cittern.
So on Friday, I finally met up with Alex here at Ragged University. We talked about this and that, swapped ideas and leads, and toasted pints of water to the innate goodness of humanity. We also discovered in our conversational meanderings that the Ragged Project and Personal Wealth are kindred spirits.
Personal Wealth is the social enterprise recently established by myself and my friend and colleague Nina. Our founding belief is that every person possesses unrecognised and untapped personal wealth – their strengths, their gifts, their knowledge and skills and experiences and insights and ideas and innate goodness. Far too often we are prevented from using and sharing what we have to contribute. Nina and I want to help people find ways to unlock their own personal wealth; we want to help groups and organisations and communities unlock the collective wealth that resides within them. Read more
The Ragged project has been formed of the people who have got involved, bringing their ideas, wants and needs to be realised over time, in and through a like-minded community.
At one point four musicians asked where music fitted with the project and they were told that it would fit wherever and however they made it fit. The result was the groundwork of Ragged Music which was particularly headed up by Dan Zambas and Gary Boast. Read more
It wasn’t hard for me to think up a title that would best describe my unconventional lifestyle in Scotland’s capital city.
I always swore that I would never write about my illegal hunting activities. It was my elder brother Peter who pressurised me into writing about my life because he thought it was worth sharing with others. Whatever the reason the deed has been done and I have shared my hunters life with the publication of a book. Read more
It is calculated that there are around 30.000 Spanish people living in Edinburgh, however there is no more information about How many there are? What their situation is? or Why are they coming here?
Regarding this new condition, the Adult Learning Project started to worry about the integration of this community already living in Edinburgh, what they need and how to supply them with the necessary tools to integrate them and make richer this coexistence.
At the same time, more than a year ago, three Spanish social researchers met here in Edinburgh and got interested by the cultural differences and similarities which exist. They started to wonder how this Spanish Community can contribute to Edinburgh and what they can learn from this new culture.
The Beltane Public Engagement Network (Beltane) is network for people interested in making academic research accessible to a wide variety of audiences.
The Beltane is a supported by four Edinburgh universities: the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. The Beltane follows on from, and builds on, the work of the Edinburgh Beltane Beacon for Public Engagement project which was one of six UK Beacons for Public Engagement funded by Research Councils UK, the Funding Councils and the Wellcome Trust. The Beacons were established in 2008 to bridge the gap between researchers working at the cutting edge and the people their research will affect.
Edinburgh has long been regarded as a city at peace and a peace-making city. just Festival celebrates that peace is not just an absence in Edinburgh, but a presence. Peace is not a fixed goal to be achieved and forgotten about but a complex process which has to be constantly worked on and reviewed by individuals, communities and nations.