Did you know that Stockbridge once had a beetroot factory?
Or that you could have a bath at Glenogle Baths for a shilling?
Or that Henderson Row used to have a wash house, with a rocking horse inside to keep children entertained whilst mothers did the weekly wash?
From tales of days spent playing peevers and tig in the streets, to painful school punishments and sneaking into empty buildings after dark, Our Stockbridge is a film project that brings together the memories of local residents who grew up in Stockbridge between 1920 and 1960 and the creativity of local modern-day 10-13 year olds.
All ages welcome. Click here to reserve your free tickets.
(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Churches Together)
When: Saturday 24 June 2017
Where: St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
10:30-12:00 with registration and tea and coffee from 10:00
I’m delighted to draw your attention to a workshop to explore new forms of Church, an opportunity to share your story and learn new ideas, hosted by Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together and Edinburgh Churches Together.
The key speaker is Alan Cowe, who will be talking about Greenside Church’s Arts & Entertainment Outreach.
As part of the workshop, we've also invited local churches together groups in Edinburgh to come along and present for 5 minutes about the news, ventures and initiatives they have been involved with.
It is open to all and free, but registration would be helpful for catering purposes. Please register through:
(adapted from an email from Citizen Participation Network.)
New: Community Choices Fund announced for 2017/18
The Scottish Government has announced the £1.5 million fund will be open for applications until 21st July 2017.
First launched in 2016/17, the Community Choices Fund has supported participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.
For 2017/18, £1.5 million of the Community Choices Fund is available in two categories of £750,000 each:
- Category one for Public Authorities which includes Local Authorities and other Public Bodies.
- Category two for Community Organisations and Community Councils.
The fund aims to support PB activity which will significantly expand opportunities for more local people to make decisions on local spending priorities and contribute to local participatory democracy.
Targeted particularly at work in deprived areas, the fund aims to build on the support provided by the Scottish Government for PB since 2014 as part of a broader agenda around democratic innovation and engaged citizenship.
The closing date for applications is midnight 21 July 2017.
The Perfect Harmony Musical Rally is a special celebration of the campaign to bring two of Scotland's national treasures, St Mary's Music School and the Old Royal High School of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill together, in Perfect Harmony.
It will feature live performances by the children of St Mary’s Music School, updates on the campaign and information on how to get actively involved. There will also be an information display and scale model of the RHSPT’s approved design for the Old Royal High School.
WHERE: Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN.
WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017. Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start. Close by 8.30pm.
COST: Free of charge.
click to download: 2017_06_12 agenda
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