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Feb
4
Sat
LGBT History Month: Who we are when no one’s looking – FREE Creative workshop @ City Art Centre
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LGBT History Month: Who we are when no one's looking - FREE Creative workshop @ City Art Centre  | Scotland | United Kingdom

Join us for this special art workshop for LGBT History Month Scotland. We will explore issues of identity through art. Participants will have the opportunity to make a mixed media artwork.

You are welcome to bring along any photos, photocopies, cuttings etc that you would like to include, but this is not essential.

No previous art experience necessary!

To book:

Please book via Eventbrite

Chris Kent:

Chris is a portrait artist, illustrator and woodworker who lives and works in Scotland.

Chris’s work inhabits a world of beauty and obsession and insubstantial memories, and is often concerned with mental health issues and gender identity. For more see: http://christopherwkent.com/

Proud City:

Proud City is an exhibition at the People’s Story Museum which explores LGBTQIA+ life in Edinburgh. The exhibition is on display until 26 February 2016. See http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-People-s-Story/Exhibitions/2016-17/Proud-City for details.

Access:

The activity will take place on the 5th floor of the City Art Centre, there is lift access to this space.

More information:

Contact Diana Morton at [email protected], 0131 529 6365.

Mar
2
Thu
Professor Richard English: Nationalism, Terrorism and Religion @ Playfair Library, Old College
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Professor Richard English: Nationalism, Terrorism and Religion @ Playfair Library, Old College | Scotland | United Kingdom

Richard English is Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, at Queen’s University Belfast.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 6.30pm

The lecture may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.

Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Mar
30
Thu
Ragged University: The Scottish Highland and Lowland Clearances; When sheep became more profitable than people by Alex Dunedin @ Cabaret Voltaire
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: The Scottish Highland and Lowland Clearances; When sheep became more profitable than people by Alex Dunedin @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along and put your feet up at Ragged University, a free education project where everyone is welcome and we socialise around learning… It is informal and there is a bite to eat, you are also welcome to bring some food to share if you want.

The Scottish Highland and Lowland Clearances – When sheep became more profitable than people by Alex Dunedin

The Highland and Lowland Clearances were a terrible moment in Scotland’s history where the crofting peoples, families and communities were displaced from their traditional farmsteads and livings so that the landlords could institute their plans to make the land more profitable for their ends.  This is a history of land enclosure and forced eviction of massive stretches of land in single swoops leaving people destitute and wandering the earth to far afield places like north America, Australia, New Zealand and other places.

It was a move to enclose the lands common to the people and take from them their living during the 18th and 19th centuries by the aristocracy of Scotland.  Cruel and heartless, the law failed to represent the people in these robberies and significantly damaged the Gaelic culture pushing people towards the towns, cities and mills which waited for them.  Known in Gaelic as ‘Fuadach nan Gàidheal’ this translates to ‘expulsion of the Gael’.

As a relatively recent part of Scottish history it has great explanatory power for understanding the way that the Scottish culture and landscape exists today.  The highlands are denuded not only of the flora and fauna which were abundant sources of wealth, but also of its people and cultures.  Now vast stretches of Scotland is owned by absentee landlords as managed assets that contribute little if anything to the eco-system or culture of Scotland.

 

May
25
Thu
Ragged University: ‘How to Better Manage Mental Health’ plus ‘Lets Talk About Population Baby” @ Cabaret Voltaire
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: 'How to Better Manage Mental Health' plus 'Lets Talk About Population Baby" @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along and put your feet up at Ragged University, a free education project where everyone is welcome and we socialise around learning… It is informal and there is a bite to eat, you are also welcome to bring some food to share if you want.

 

How Creativity, Exercise and Nutrition can help to Better Manage Mental Health Conditions by Lou Lord

Research is telling us that mental health issues are on the rise yet society is still reluctant to talk in public. Admitting to having a mental health condition can have a profound effect on an individuals life. I have severe Bipolar Affective Disorder. It nearly killed me. But it didn’t. My talk aims to openly discuss how I saved my life by taking responsibility for my disorder.

 

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Then there is a break where there is food provided… everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share and at the end help take away what is left over.  There is no obligation though.  Drinks will be available from the bar

 

Lets Talk About Population Baby! by Brian Chrystal

The subject of human population growth has had an interesting history. Thomas Malthus was not the first person to talk on the subject. Ancient Greek scholars talked about population and its effects on resources. Paul Ehrlich published “The Population Bomb” in the 1968 and although his predictions have not come about yet they are looking more likely in the future. Humanity at present is like lemmings preening there fur coats before going over the cliff, but we are taking many other species with us. David Attenborough has stated that he can think of no environmental problem that would be easier to solve with fewer people.

 

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Nov
29
Thu
29th Nov 2018: Mind Management Workshop; Learn and Explore the Realistic Benefits of Mindfulness, Meditation and Self Hypnosis for Managing Your Mind by Leon Paterson @ Cabaret Voltaire
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
29th Nov 2018: Mind Management Workshop; Learn and Explore the Realistic Benefits of Mindfulness, Meditation and Self Hypnosis for Managing Your Mind by Leon Paterson @ Cabaret Voltaire

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and get involved in a discussion on psychology and behaviour modelling…

Mind management workshop – Learn and explore the realistic benefits of mindfulness, meditation and self hypnosis for managing your mind.by Leon Paterson

According to research we are exposed to over 5000 adverts a day – social media, billboards, 24 hour news all compete for our attention. Many people’s thoughts are passively following where their attention leads. This is because they have learned to respond almost automatically to the world.

Yet most people are able to concentrate their attention effortlessly in situations that demand it. What enables this to be achieved is party down to the context. A working environment for example will activate you into becoming focused on what’s important… your work! What is more challenging is managing your attention independently.

We have incredible purposeful minds that alert us to things that seem important. They just might not be important at that particular moment. Going over and over an argument you had, or repeatedly replaying something you regret doing. Are examples of unwanted thoughts that can seem automatic.

Research demonstrates people who are better able to manage their thoughts and attention have a better quality of life, are more in control of their emotions, and have a range of ways to view the same situation. The good news is these are skills that everybody can learn and develop. And in this highly practical introduction you will learn how to apply mind management skills for your own personal development.