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September 3rd: “Dancing Through Life”

 

After the excitement of the Festival we are back with September’s Sunday Assembly. The theme this month is ‘Dancing Through Life’, and our guest speaker is the wonderful Catherine Wright. Catherine is a PhD, a practitioner of Conscious Dance and a teacher of Movement Medicine. She says:

“Life can be a profound joy. And it can be a hard business. The wisdom we can access through our bodies has woven itself into everything I do. In all of my work and study, my intention is to more fully understand myself, and our shared humanity. I want to talk with you about how my practices and beliefs support me to “turn things around” – and invite you to practice just a little bit.”

We will also have our usual mix of great pop sings to sing with our band, poetry to hear, reflection, tea and cake and some great people to meet and talk to. It’s free, family and dog friendly, and a great way to start your Sunday. Come and join us to celebrate being alive!

Once again we are at the LifeCare Centre, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1JB. Lothian buses 24, 29 and 42 go straight through Stockbridge, and the 37 and 47 stop on Queensferry Road, which is just a short walk from the venue.

June 7th – Granton Hub

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We’re back at our new venue, the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge, 11:30am on June 4th.

Our guest speaker is Katie from the granton:hub project. ‘granton:hub’s aim is to re-purpose historic Madelvic House as a thriving creative and cultural centre. Katie will tell us a little bit about providing benefits both to the local community and wider communities of interest, through advancing Art, Heritage, Culture, Education and more, with the overall aim of granton:hub becoming a leading strategic partner in Granton’s renaissance.

We’ll also have the usual range of poetry and music, tea and cake, and new people to meet. Come on down, bring your friends!

The Lifecare Centre is on Chenye Street, just off Raeburn Place in the centre of Stockbridge. Lothian buses 24, 29 and 42 go straight through Stockbridge, and the 37 and 47 stop on Queensferry Road, which is just a short walk from the venue.

After the assembly, we’re planning to visit Stockbridge Market, and you’d be most welcome to join us!

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April 2nd: Now in Stockbridge!

Greetings Assemblers!

On Sunday April 2nd at 11:30, we’re holding our first Assembly at our new venue, the Lifecare Centre in Stockbridge. Our guest speaker will be Susan Morrison, one of the organisers of Edinburgh Park Run – a weekly running event that’s open to everyone in the local community. There’ll also be the usual assortment of poetry, singing, music, cake and chat. All are welcome!

The Lifecare Centre is on Chenye Street, just off Raeburn Place in the centre of Stockbridge. Lothian buses 24, 29 and 42 go straight through Stockbridge, and the 37 and 47 stop on Queensferry Road, which is just a short walk from the venue.

After the assembly, we’ll be visiting Stockbridge Market, and we hope you can join us!

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Sunday March 5th – Jan Cameron on Community Gardens

Our next Sunday Assembly Edinburgh will be at 11:30am on Sunday March 5th at Summerhall. We’re very pleased to welcome Jan Cameron as our guest speaker. You may recall that Jan was scheduled to appear in December, but had to pull out due to ill health, so we’re very pleased to have her this month! Jan has spent over forty years working in gardens with both children and adults who were experiencing distress and would like to pass on the learning on how working in a garden can really help. She is the former manager of the mental health project Redhall Walled Garden, run the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A friend blogged about her: “This is a voice that speaks simply, honestly, and is not afraid of emotion. It’s a voice that inspires through its very lack of artifice.” During her time working in Redhall Walled Garden, she wrote about it: “The world feels safer to me knowing that there are places where people feel safe enough to open up and share and support each other and believe in a future for themselves.” This is so much fitting our Sunday Assembly motto: “Live better. Help often. Wonder more.” and we are looking forward to hear her speak.

We also have a pair of poets to perform for your pleasure – Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte. Diana is a honorary member of Shore Poets, Edinburgh, and from 2008–2010 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow based at Edinburgh University. Currently she is co-editor (with Gerry Camridge) of New Writing Scotland. She writes the occasional book review for The Spectator. Hamish moved to Edinburgh in 2004,  runs Mariscat Press, has worked as a librarian, reviewed crime fiction for Scotland on Sunday and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. We’re very pleased to welcome Diana and Hamish to share their poetry with us.

There will also be a selection upbeat songs from the Sunday Assembly band (now with added saxaphone!) to wake you up on Sunday morning, plus the usual chance to meet and chat to new people over cake. We’ll be visiting the Royal Dick bar afterwards so conversations can continue over a bite to eat, a cup of coffee, or something a little stronger. All are welcome, we hope to see you then!

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Ian McDonough on Sunday 5th

We’re very pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the first Sunday Assembly Edinburgh on 2017 is Ian McDonough. Ian is a poet, mediator and conflict resolution trainer. Originally from Sutherland, he lives in the southside of Edinburgh with his partner and their daughter. His talk is titled The Strangers Next Door – “As neighbourhoods become more fragmented with people increasingly seeking entertainment and human contact online rather than face to face, we need to find new ways of tackling isolation and viewing our neighbours as a resource rather than a threat”

We’ll also have poetry from Angela McSeveney an Edinburgh poet with roots in the Scottish borders, who will touch your heart and touch on the topics above with her poetry, plus music from the Sunday Assembly band, plus people to meet and cake to eat. We hope to see you – 11:30am at Summerhall!

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February 5th at Summerhall

Our first assembly of 2017 will be at the theatre in Summerhall, 11:30am on Sunday 5th.

Stay tuned for more information!