Events and Activities
Loving Earth Project action in Edinburgh
Programme of Events for Glasgow Meeting House.
These have been gathered into a brochure which is available here.
Pilgrimage from Dunbar to Glasgow
Quakers Across Scotland are supporting a pilgrimage from Dunbar to Glasgow. One of the organisers, Jonathan Baxter says:
“The Pilgrimage for COP26 is being organised to reflect on these questions and discern a way forward. Just as streams flow together to form a river, the Pilgrimage for COP26 will increase its flow as the journey develops. Individuals, communities and cultural organisations are collaborating to bring their concerns, imagination and resources to bear to shape the pilgrimage and articulate its vision”
The dates and stages of the journey, with a particular Quaker flavour are:
- 17th October – launch in Dunbar (see below)
2pm children's workshops at Lauderdale Park, Dunbar EH42 1AE (off Bayswell Road)
4.30pm gather at John Muir's Birthplace, 126 High Street Dunbar EH42 1JJ for slow sensory walk by Artist Karen Gabbitas
4.45pm poetry, music and readings + exhibition in the Battery at Dunbar harbour: Soil Cloak performance by artist Natalie Taylor, accompanied by Rowan Bank Theatre
5.30pm lighting of the warning beacon on Dunbar Castle; walk to Belhaven Church Hall, Belhaven Road EH42 1NH, carrying LED lights
6.00pm pilgrims soup and bread from waste and local vegetables and flour
7.00pm talk by Alastair MacIntosh, Quaker author and activist.
- 18th – Dunbar to North Berwick
- 19th – North Berwick to Aberlady Bay
- 20th – Aberlady Bay to Portobello/Edinburgh
- 21st-24th – Edinburgh waystation (various events)
- Thursday 21 October in Portobello, there will be a discussion on ‘reworlding’ led by Justin Kenrick of Portobello & Musselburgh local meeting. In the evening, there will be songs with Protest in Harmony, led by Jane Lewis of Portobello & Musselburgh local meeting. (Times and venues to be arranged).
- Friday 22 October, there will be a focus on youth, involving members of the Young Christian Climate Network and Fridays for the Future in Edinburgh.
- Saturday 23 October will see the peace and global justice walk, organised with Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association, starting in silence at the Mound, Princes Street, and visiting worship centres from many faiths in the city.
- Sunday 24 October there will be a focus on ‘deep time’, with guided immersive walks lasting two hours on Arthur’s Seat.
- 25th – Edinburgh to South Queensferry
- 26th – South Queensferry to Bo’ness
- 27th – Bo’ness to Falkirk (via Grangemouth)
Wednesday 27 October, Polmont Quakers will welcome pilgrims as they arrive in Falkirk.
- 28th – Falkirk to Kirkintilloch
- 29th – Kirkintilloch to Glasgow
- Friday 29 October, the pilgrimage will set off from Kirkintilloch to walk the final 11 miles into Glasgow.
- 30th-31st – Glasgow welcome (various events).
This is one of a connected series of pilgrimages across the country. For more information, please go to https://artandecology.earth/pilgrimage-for-cop26/.
Stitches for Survival
Mass-craftivism to put the Earth centre-stage at COP26: Act now together
The climate and ecological crisis has left Earth in dire need of care –soft blankets to comfort and nurture, beautiful stiches to celebrate nature.
Stiches For Survival is a group of knitters, crocheters, stitchers and crafters from across the UK and beyond with a heart-felt plea to the COP26 climate talks to be held in Glasgow 1-12 November 2021:
It is time to put the Earth – the basis for our very survival – and not money, centre stage at the talks. This is the time to take bold and binding action to stop the devastating climate havoc and ecological breakdown that is evident across the world.This last year has shown how radically our lives can change overnight when the political will is there and people take responsibility.
For more information visit - Stitches for Survival
The Loving Earth Project
The Loving Earth Project uses creative, craft-based ways to help people to engage with issues around climate change without being overwhelmed. As part of its work in the run-up to the UN climate talks in November, it has been engaging with Quaker meetings in England and Scotland.
- See exhibitions and workshops taking place this month
- Take part in a ‘response postcard’ activity
- Find out about inviting the project to your meeting
For more information, including events happening across Britain, visit - Loving Earth Project – Caring for the World We Love (lovingearth-project.uk)