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Welcome, Wamkelekile, Fàilte! “Flowering of the Human Spirit” In 1947, after the devastation of war, the Edinburgh international Festival was conceived to ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’. The Festival of Spirituality and Peace seeks to reawaken this heartfelt vision for people who, after 9/11, want to work together for a peaceful future.


Director’s Welcome Edinburgh International Festival is a post-war peace festival. The Festival of Spirituality and Peace is a post 9/11 peace festival. Every time we remember the atrocities that are behind us, we risk forgetting (for a split second) the hope and vision that surrounds current day Edinburgh: a developed city, a city at peace with its neighbours and blessed with the possibility to celebrate life through numerous festivals. These are great privileges. With them comes opportunity. There is abundant opportunity to Cooperate and Collaborate, developing new ideas in arts, sciences and matters of the heart. We have many expressions of healthy Competition that mould and shape our work in the world. When these three meet we realise... “We don’t have to agree – but it doesn’t need to be a problem” 24 conversations make the backbone of this year’s Festival exploring war, finance, ethics, Syria, Bosnia 20 years on, Poland - Scotland relations, big business, little business, women in leadership, women in religion, men and morality and our friend death. See listing on page 5. Creating the soul of the Festival are the amazing array of activities going on in St John’s and throughout the city. Hear the vibrant Soweto Entsha sing the roof off, learn new skills in the Henna workshop, gorge on cake and culture at our Intercake

events, dance the night away at The Last Tango in Edinburgh, be compelled by the drama of Dirty Paki Lingerie, and be swept away by Rhapsody of Indian Melodies and much, much more. If all this is too much for you, then our very own oasis in the midst of the bustling city can help. The Persian Tent Cafe is back to build on the successes of last year. In the midst of exotic fragrances and sumptuous refreshments it is a great place to water your camel and imagine yourself a million miles away...

Andrew Newman, Festival Director

Provost’s Welcome The Lord Provost proudly welcomes visitors and communities of Edinburgh to The Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Edinburgh is a city committed to peace and nowhere is this more evident than in the recently established partnership of 33 civil society and faith-based organisations within The Edinburgh Peace Initiative. “Edinburgh’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace provides an ideal opportunity to explore ‘peace’ in its many senses: it is much more than the absence of war and exists at individual, community, national, international and global levels. It is also inherently about developing cultures of non-violence – whether in the Edinburgh or in wider contexts.”

George Grubb President, Edinburgh Peace Initiative former Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

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Welcome In 2012 we will mark the UN International Year of Co-operatives by taking as our theme ‘Co-operation for Change’ – looking at the dynamics of human nature. Are human beings essentially competitive or co-operative, or does it depend on the circumstances? And what makes the difference? There is some evidence that in extreme circumstances, people pull together. There is evidence too that businesses organised as co-operative or as employee partnerships fare better - but for whom? And in the world of politics, do we need the crude cut and thrust of adversarialism to ensure the best outcome in the battle of ideas? Is consensus a path to mediocrity? Co-operation is certainly not easy and it is not the same as agreement. It implies a deliberate commitment to working together. Does peace depends on that act of will?

Rev Donald Reid Director Emeritus

Thanks A special thank you to those people involved in bringing this programme together for 2012: Programme Coordinator: Katherine Newbigging Volunteer Coordinator: Alistair Hayes Administrator: Beata Skobodzinska Media coordinator: Simon Barrow


CHARITY SUPPORT The Festival of Spirituality and Peace is a Scottish registered charity dedicated to supporting those with a practical vision for peace. Each year we raise money for selected humanitarian causes through a 50p ticket surcharge. This year we will split all money raised in this way between L’Arche Edinburgh and Mama Amelia’s Creche Upgrade in Cape Town.

Jean Vanier, who has previously participated in the Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Jean has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Charity Commission: 264166 OSCR: SC038493 SHACK TO CHIC: MAMA AMELIA’S CRECHE UPGRADE

Festival Charities for 2012 L’ARCHE EDINBURGH L’Arche is an international federation of communities where people with and without learning disabilities share life together, in a small homely setting, in the style of an extended family. L’Arche Edinburgh was established 21 years ago. There are three L’Arche houses in the city. L’Arche is asking friends and well-wishers for help in raising enough money to build a fourth, which will be for people whose support needs are becoming more complex and more substantial with age. L’Arche wants to be able to offer people a home for life, so that they never need to move on, as they age. About half of the funds needed have been raised. Donations to help meet the balance will be most gratefully received. L’Arche was founded in France by a Canadian,

Shack to Chic is an intermediate intervention created by SASDI to significantly improve children’s learning environment. The pilot project is Mama Amelia’s Sakhumzi Creche in the township of Mfuleni, Cape Town. The main aims of Shack to Chic are to provide the children with safe, fire-proof classrooms conducive to learning, as well as to ensure the centre is capable of registration as an ECD centre with the local department of social development because this grants access to daily subsidies for the children. The money raised by the Festival will enable SASDI to erect much-needed ablution facilities for the children and teachers.

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A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ‘Be a part of Edinburgh’s most exciting and dynamic Festival and help make 2012 a Festival to remember. Every year we welcome around thirty to forty volunteers from a wide variety of faiths, cultures and backgrounds. We are deeply committed to our volunteers and have been awarded Investing in Volunteers status by Volunteer Development Scotland. Join us for three weeks of excitement, dialogue and discovery and be a part of one of Edinburgh’s fastest growing and most diverse festivals. Remember, all events are FREE for our volunteers. If you want to get involved in this year’s Festival of Spirituality and Peace as a Festival volunteer please visit www.festivalofspirituality.org. uk/volunteering for more information. Or you can email Alistair Hayes at volunteers@festivalofspirituality.org.uk Festival of Spirituality and Peace, Scottish Registered Charity SC042638 Company limited by guarantee, Number SC399201 Registered office: St John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ


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friday 3 august 2pm-3pm

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Church

25

8pm-9pm

Stuart McNair £5

Hall

25

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha Preview £8 (£6)

Church

25

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2pm-3pm

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Church

25

4pm-5pm

Give Peace a Chant: Kirtan Yoga & Mantra Chants Workshop £8 (£6)

Hall

27

6pm-7pm

Launch Event - Shareable Futures (followed by reception) FREE

Church

27

monday 6 august

saturday 4 august 11am-12pm

Eczema Outreach (Scotland) Workshop FREE

Hall

25

10am-12pm

Singing for Peace and Justice FREE

Hall

27

11am-5pm

Finding Your Way Massage Sessions £8

Hall

25

11am-12pm

2pm-3pm

Church

25

The Chapel

27

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Dances of Universal Peace – Sharing Our Inner and Outer Connectedness FREE

4pm-5pm

Steamer Lane FREE

Church

26

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Duncan MacLaurin FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

4pm-6.30pm

Journey into Sound Vibration, Music & Healing with Punit Yaatri & Dr David Mason Brown £20 (£18)

Hall

26

2pm-3pm

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Church

25

6pm-7pm

Devi Satari Tribal Fusion Belly Dance £8 (£6)

Church

26

2pm-3pm

Sacred Sound Journey £6

Tent

42

8pm-9pm

Stuart McNair £5

Hall

25

4pm-5pm

My Naked Heart £7 (£5)

Hall

28

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha Preview £8 (£6)

Church

25

4pm-5pm

Matilda Brown with Graeme Stephen £8 (£6)

Church

28

6pm-7pm

Asian/Arabic Fusion Dance Workshop £8 (£6)

Hall

28

6pm-7.15pm

Forgiveness: Optional or Mandatory? £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

15

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

sunday 5 august 9am-10.15am

Mindful Peace Walk FREE

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

St John’s Mural

26

5

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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8pm-10pm

An Evening with Dementia £10 (£8)

Hall

28

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Norman Lamont FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-5pm

My Naked Heart £7 (£5)

Hall

28

4pm-5pm

An Introduction to Classical Music FREE

Tent

42

4pm-5pm

Strathmore High School Chamber Wind Ensemble £5

Church

29

5.30pm6.30pm

Music, Prayer and Silence: Chanting in the Style of Taizé FREE

The Chapel

30

6pm-7pm

Intercake! The Great Pudding Masterclass £5

Hall

30

8pm-9pm

The Craic Where the Light Gets In £8 (£6)

Hall

30

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

tuesday 7 august 10.30am12pm

Messy Faith FREE

Hall

28

12.15pm2pm

Mindfulness@Lunchtime FREE

Other

29

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Ben Kearsley FREE

Church

27

12.30pm1.30pm

What Makes a Person Scottish? FREE

Other

15

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Church

25

4pm-5pm

Strathmore High School Chamber Wind Ensemble £5

Church

29

6pm-7pm

Mindfulmess £7 (£5)

Hall

29

6pm-7.15pm

Can We Evolve Our Spirituality? £10.50 (£8.50)

Church

15

6pm-8pm

Where Science Meets the Spirit £8 (£6)

Tent

42

8pm-9pm

Two Wings to Fly FREE

Hall

29

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

thursday 9 august 9.30am-11am

Play and Pray for Families with Primarily Under 5s £6

Tent

42

10.30am12.30pm

Healing FREE

The Chapel

30

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Rich Batsford FREE

Church

27

wednesday 8 august 11am-12pm

Intercake! The Great Cake Bake Sale FREE

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Hall

29

6

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

6pm

No Time To Die £7.50 (£5.50)

Filmhouse

23

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

6pm-7pm

Mindfulmess £7 (£5)

Hall

29

6pm-7pm

17

Tent

Calling for the New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy and Faith £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

4pm-4.45pm

What’s the Story with Marie-Louise Cochrane FREE

6pm-8pm

The Message of Karabel FREE

Tent

43

4pm -4.45pm

All Questions and No Answers FREE

Hall

30

8pm-9pm

Hall

31

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

Katerina Koulakova – The Voice From the Czech Republic £5

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

35

5.45pm-7pm

Disorganised Religion £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

16

6pm-7pm

Henna Workshop for Beginners £5

Hall

31

6pm-8pm

Scots in the Caribbean FREE

Tent

43

7.30pm9.30pm

Transmission – a Meditation for The New Age FREE

Other

45

42

saturday 11 august

friday 10 august

10am-11am

Boys Don’t Automatically Grow Up To Be Men £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

17

11am-5pm

Finding Your Way Massage Sessions £8

Hall

25

12pm-1pm

Scotland’s Apartheid FREE

Church

17

1pm-5pm

The Trouble with Boys is the Trouble with Men £10 (£7.50)

Other

46

10am-12pm

Puppetry in Motion £5

Hall

31

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

12pm-1pm

World Church in Action FREE

Church

16

2pm-3pm

Katerina Koulakova – The Voice From the Czech Republic £5

Hall

31

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-5.00pm

Where are the Organisational Healers? £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

18

4pm-5pm

My Naked Heart £7 (£5)

Hall

28

4pm-5pm

The Quest for Ethical Banking – Achievable or Grail Hunt? £6.50 (£4.50)

4pm-6.30pm

Journey into Sound Vibration, Music & Healing with Punit Yaatri & Dr David Mason Brown £20 (£18)

Hall

26

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Church

16

7

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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6pm-7pm

Calling the Muse £10 (£8)

Church

31

Sacred Space with Duncan Maclaurin FREE

Church

27

6pm-8pm

The Story of a 94 Year Old Mother FREE

Tent

43

12.30pm1pm

8.30pm

Guelwaar £7.50 (£5.50)

Filmhouse

23

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

8pm-9pm

Music from the Kingdom £6

Hall

31

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

4pm-5pm

Group Art Project £10 (£5)

Hall

32

9pm-10pm

Khantara £8 (£6)

Tent

43

4pm-5.30pm

Leave to Remain £12 (£10)

The Chapel

32

6pm-6.50pm

A Musical Journey with Euna Park: Springtime in Korea £10 (£8)

Hall

33

6pm-7pm

Avoiding the Pitfalls with GP Taylor – A Writers Guide to Publishing £3

Tent

43

7.30pm8.30pm

A Concert For All: The Piano In The Hands Of Chopin £5

Other

46

8pm-9pm

Here to Help: UFOs and the Space Brothers £5

Hall

33

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

sunday 12 august Katerina Koulakova – The Voice From the Czech Republic £5

Church

31

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-5pm

My Naked Heart £7 (£5)

Hall

28

4pm-5pm

A Scottish Journey and Beyond £12 (£10)

Church

32

5.45pm

Twenty Takes On Death And Dying & Funeral Season £7.50 (£5.50)

Filmhouse

24

7.15pm-9pm

Last Tango in Edinburgh £10 (£8)

Hall

32

8pm-9pm

Khantara £8 (£6)

Tent

43

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

12pm-1pm

tuesday 14 august

monday 13 august 11am-12pm

Legends – Myth and Magic with GP Taylor FREE

Hall

32

11am-12pm

Dances of Universal Peace – Sharing Our Inner and Outer Connectedness FREE

The Chapel

27

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

8

10.30am12pm

Messy Faith FREE

Hall

26

12.15pm2pm

Mindfulness@Lunchtime FREE

Other

45

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Ben Kearsley FREE

Church

27

12.30pm1.30pm

Women in Leadership FREE

Other

18

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-5pm

The Larks Ascending FREE

Hall

33

8pm-9pm

Peace - At All costs? FREE

Hall

34

4pm-5.30pm

Leave to Remain £12 (£10)

The Chapel

32

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

6pm-8pm

Where Science Meets the Spirit £8 (£6)

Tent

42

10.30am12.30pm

Healing FREE

The Chapel

30

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Mairi Campbell FREE

Church

27

8.15pm10pm

Last Tango in Edinburgh £10 (£8)

Hall

32

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-4.45pm

What’s the Story with Mio Shapley FREE

Tent

44

4pm-4.45pm

All Questions and No Answers FREE

Hall

30

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

5.45pm-7pm

Wilful Blindness £10.50 (£8.50)

Church

18

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

7.30pm9.30pm

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings FREE

Other

46

thursday 16 august

wednesday 15 august 12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Norman Lamont FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

2pm-3pm

Sacred Sound Journey £6

Tent

32

4pm-5pm

The Larks Ascending FREE

Hall

33

4pm-5pm

Exuberant Violin £8 (£6)

Church

33

5.30pm6.30pm

Music, Prayer and Silence: Chanting in the Style of Taizé FREE

The Chapel

30

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

9

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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8pm-10pm

Dirty Paki Lingerie £10 (£8)

Hall

34

4pm-5pm

Finding Your Balance £8 (£6)

Hall

34

4pm-5pm

A Scottish Journey and Beyond £12 (£10)

Church

32

6pm-7pm

Cantarina £10 (£8)

Church

34

6pm-8pm

The Story of a 94 Year Old Mother FREE

Tent

43

8pm-9pm

Stuart McNair £5

Hall

25

Church

25

friday 17 august 2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

4pm-5pm

Alone, Together: A Conversation with Charles Handy £10.50 (£8.50)

Church

19

4pm-5pm

The Larks Ascending FREE

Hall

33

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

All Day

Jewish Community Open Day

Synagogue

28

6pm-7pm

Cantarina £10 (£8)

Church

34

12.30pm1.30pm

Harp and Soul - Ailie Robertson £8 (£6)

Church

35

6pm-8pm

The Message of Karabel FREE

Tent

43

2pm-3pm

Church

19

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

Poland in Scotland, Scotland in Poland £6.50 (£4.50)

8.15pm10pm

4pm-5pm

Last Tango in Edinburgh £10 (£8)

Hall

32

The Larks Ascending FREE

Hall

33

8pm-9.15pm

sunday 19 august

4pm-5pm

saturday 18 august 11am-3pm

Finding Your Way Massage Sessions £8

Hall

25

12pm-1pm

Afghanistan – A Women’s Battle £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

19

2pm-3pm

Steamer Lane FREE

Tent

44

2pm-3pm

Grace! £10 (£8)

Church

29

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Voice of the Heart: An Introduction to the Life, Poetry and Stories of Rumi Church £8 (£6)

35

7.15pm-9pm

Last Tango in Edinburgh £10 (£8)

Hall

32

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

The Chapel

27

monday 20 august 11am-12pm

10

Dances of Universal Peace – Sharing Our Inner and Outer Connectedness FREE

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Ben Kearsley FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

African Traditional Songs with Grassroots Zimbabwe £10 (£8)

Church

36

2pm-3pm

Sacred Sound Journey £6

Tent

42

4pm-5pm

The Larks Ascending FREE

Hall

33

Leave to Remain £12 (£10)

The Chapel

32

4pm-5.15pm

2pm-3.30pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25 33

Hall

35

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

4pm-5pm

What’s the Time Mr Wolf? – with Debi Gliori £5 (£2)

6pm-7pm

47

StAnza Showcase £5 (£3)

Church

35

Crop Circles, UFOs & World Transformation FREE

Other

4pm-5.15pm

7.30pm9.30pm

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

8pm-9pm

Daoism and the Way Forward £8 (£6)

Hall

35

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

wednesday 22 august

tuesday 21 august

11am-12pm

Poetry in the Persian Tent, for Old MacDonald had a Farm for Africa £10

Tent

44

11.30am12pm

The Big Fat Pancake £5

Hall

36

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with John Grieve FREE

Church

27

10.30am12pm

Messy Faith FREE

Hall

28

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

11am-12pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony FREE

Church

36

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

12.15pm2pm

Mindfulness@Lunchtime FREE

Other

45

5.30pm6.30pm

Music, Prayer and Silence: Chanting in the Style of Taizé FREE

The Chapel

30

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with John Grieve FREE

Church

27

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

12.30pm1.30pm

Women in Religion FREE

Other

20

6.30pm7.30pm

The Spirituality and Practice of Peace in a World of War £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

20

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

11

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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7.30pm9.30pm

Transmission – A Meditation for The New Age FREE

Other

45

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

8pm-9pm

Susanna Orr-Holland £8 (£6)

Church

36

6pm-8pm

Scots in the Caribbean FREE

Tent

43

8pm-10pm

Scattering Stars like Dust an Evening with Rumi £10 (£8)

Hall

36

7.30pm8.45pm

From The Beatles To Beethoven £5

Other

47

8pm-9pm

Stuart McNair £5

Hall

25

10pm-11pm

Milosz in Living Pictures £10 (£8)

Church

37

thursday 23 august 10.30am12.30pm

Healing FREE

The Chapel

30

11am-12pm

Poetry in the Persian Tent, for Old MacDonald had a Farm for Africa £10

Tent

44

Visit the Glasshouses FREE

Other

11am-4pm

friday 24 august 10am-11am

Churches Own 8% of the Planet £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

21

11am-12pm

Poetry in the Persian Tent, for Old MacDonald had a Farm for Africa £10

Tent

44

12pm-1pm

What is uprising in Syria? £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

21

2pm-3pm

Our Friend Death £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

21

4pm-5pm

Henna Workshop for Beginners £5

Hall

31

47

12.30pm1pm

Sacred Space with Mairi Campbell FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

African Traditional Songs with Grassroots Zimbabwe £10 (£8)

Church

36

4pm-4.45pm

What’s the Story with Duncan Mackintosh FREE

Tent

44

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

4pm-4.45pm

All Questions and No Answers FREE

Hall

30

6pm-7pm

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman on the new Scotland £6 (£4)

Hall

33

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

6pm-7pm

Bosnia Twenty Years On £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

22

5.45pm-7pm

Conflict as a Force for Change £6.50 (£4.50)

Church

20

7pm-8pm

The Long and Winding Road FREE

Tent

44

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

12

50p per ticket donated to Charity


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8pm-9pm

Wolf at the Door - A Collaboration of Eco-Poetry and Soundings £10 (£8)

Church

37

6pm-7pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony FREE

Church

36

8pm-10pm

Scattering Stars like Dust an Evening with Rumi £10 (£8)

7pm-9pm

End of Festival Ceilidh £6

Hall

38

Hall

36

8pm-9pm

Steamer Lane FREE

Tent

44

10pm-11pm

Milosz in Living Pictures £10 (£8)

Church

37

8pm-9pm

The Glasgow Gospel Choir £10 (£8)

Church

38

10pm-11pm

Stuart McNair £5

Hall

25

saturday 25 august

sunday 26 august

9.30am1.30pm

Breadmaking for Beginners £35

Other

47

10am-11am

Challenging Islamophobia: 12 Cities Project £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

22

10am-4pm

Finding Your Way Massage Sessions £8

Hall

25

11am-12pm

Scotland the Journey Continues £3

Hall

37

11am-12pm

Poetry in the Persian Tent, for Old MacDonald had a Farm for Africa £10

Tent

44

12pm-1pm

The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City £8.50 (£6.50)

Church

22

12.30pm1pm

2pm-3pm

Rhapsody of Indian Melodies £10 (£8)

Church

37

4pm-5.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

4pm-6pm

The Breeze at Dawn - A Rumi Workshop with Duncan Mackintosh £12 (£10)

Hall

37

6pm-7pm

Poetry & Music to Soothe the Soul FREE

Tent

45

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

11am-12pm

Poetry in the Persian Tent, for Old MacDonald had a Farm for Africa £10

Tent

44

2pm-3pm

The Outside Track £8 (£6)

Church

38

4pm-5pm

Intercake! The Great Pudding Party £5

Hall

38

8pm-9pm

Closing Event: Living in Hope FREE

Church

38

Sacred Space with Mio Shapley FREE

Church

27

1.01pm1.30pm

Worship at One FREE

Church

40

2pm-3pm

Soundings and Songs – Mairi Campbell £10 (£8)

Church

39

4pm-5pm

Submerge £7 (£5)

Church

39

8pm-9.15pm

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Church

25

monday 27 august

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Conversations at a Glance Forgiveness: Optional or Mandatory?

What Makes a Person Scottish?

Can We Evolve Our Spirituality?

6 August, 6pm - 7.15pm

7 August, 12.30pm - 1.30 pm

7 August, 6pm - 7.15pm

The Quest for Ethical Banking - Achievable or Grail Hunt?

Calling for the New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy and Faith

Boys Don't Automatically Grow Up to be Men

10 August, 4pm - 5pm

11 August, 10am - 11am

10 August, 6pm - 7pm

Women in Leadership

Wilful Blindness

14 August, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

16 August, 5.45pm - 7pm

Disorganised Religion

World Church in Action

9 August, 5.45pm - 7pm

10 August, 12pm - 1pm

Scotland’s Apartheid - Can we Overcome the Green and Orange Sectarian Divide?

Where are the Organisational Healers? 11 August, 4pm - 5pm

11 August, 12pm - 1pm

Afghanistan - a Women’s Battle

Poland in Scotland, Scotland in Poland

18 August, 12pm - 1pm

19 August, 2pm - 3pm

Conflict as a Force for Change

Churches Own 8% of the Planet

What is Uprising in Syria?

23 August, 5.45pm - 7pm

24 August, 10am - 11am

24 August, 12pm - 1pm

Challenging Islamophobia: 12 Cities Project

The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City

25 August, 10am - 11am

25 August, 12pm - 1pm

FEATURE CONVERSATION

Alone, Together: A Conversation with Charles Handy 17 August, 4pm - 5pm

Women in Religion 21 August, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

The Spirituality and Practice of Peace in a World of War 22 August, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Our Friend Death 24 August, 2pm - 3pm

FEATURE CONVERSATION

Bosnia Twenty Years On 24 August, 6pm - 7pm

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Forgiveness: Optional or Mandatory? £6.50 (£4.50)

What Makes a Person Scottish? FREE

Can We Evolve our Spirituality? £10.50 (£8.50)

Mon 6 August 6pm - 7.15pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Tue 7 August 12.30pm - 1.30pm St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lindisfarne Room (Venue 122)

Tue 7 August 6pm - 7.15pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Forgiveness is not proprietary to the church, it is ‘open source’ technology belonging to all humans. Why is it so important to faith communities? Do scriptures really teach us how to practise this ‘counter-intuitive’ choice? How can we be kind when forgiveness is not an option? Dr Stephen Cherry, Durham Cathedral Reverend Canon; Olivier Clerc, the author of ‘The Gift of Forgiveness’; and Sue Hanisch from the Forgiveness Project.

Are Scots “energetic, speculative and inventive” or “insecure, vulnerable and Anglophobic”? Does Scottishness and Scotland need re-inventing for the twenty-first century? How do we do this with or without Scottish independence? John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde; and Dr Carol Craig, CEO of the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing. Chaired by Isobel Lindsay.

Spiritual perspectives divide nations in an apparent competition for ownership of souls. Faiths fight. Traditional religions are challenged by new age spirituality. Believers and seekers are left confused by different understandings of faith, spirituality and the meaning of human existence. Andrew Cohen, Enlightenment Next, and The Right Rev Bishop Brian Smith meet again after last year’s sell-out event. Tasked to explore the possibility of co-operation and collaboration in the evolving world of spirituality. www.enlightennext.org

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Disorganised Religion £6.50 (£4.50)

World Church in Action Free

The Quest for Ethical Banking £6.50 (£4.50)

Thurs 9 August 5.45pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fri 10 August 12 noon - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fri 10 August 4pm - 5pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Keith and Ida Waddell are Church of Scotland Mission Partners for Health and Education with the United Church of Zambia at Mwandi Mission in one of the most deprived areas of Zambia. Both are involved in poverty alleviation work to enable people to enjoy a more dignified and fulfilling life- caring for their spiritual, social and physical well-being- as social justice and development are inextricably linked to peace.

‘In the last decade, banking has been severely criminogenic in the U.S. and much of the world. The unethical banking leaders became dominant.’ William K. Black

We live in an era where people are inquisitive about spirituality, but distrustful or hostile towards ‘organised religion’, especially in its Christian forms. But there are strong antiinstitutional and non-hierarchical traditions in Christianity and beyond. Can Anabaptists, Quakers and Nonconformists offer a new vision of faith and an alternative to top-down religion? Join the ‘vast minority’ to discuss what a radical reformation in the Church has to offer. Ian Milligan, Anabaptist Network Scotland; Simon Barrow, Ekklesia and Michael Marten, ‘Critical Religion’, University of Stirling. In partnership with the Iona Community and Ekklesia.

In partnership with the Church of Scotland World Mission Council.

David Cousland, Triodos Bank; Giles Cuthbert, Chartered Banker Institute; Saftar Sarwar, the Islamic Finance Council; and Beth Stratford, Friends of the Earth Scotland.

www.churchofscotland.org.uk

£10.50 (£6.50) Ticket Bundle: Calling For The New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy And Faith & The Quest For Ethical Banking

www.ekklesia.co.uk www.iona.org.uk

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How can we redefine banking system to serve community, environment and economy?

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Calling for the New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy and Faith £6.50 (£4.50)

Boys Don’t Automatically Grow Up to be Men £6.50 (£4.50)

Scotland’s Apartheid - Can We Overcome the Green and Orange Sectarian Divide? FREE

Fri 10 August 6pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sat 11 August 10am - 11am Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sat 11 August 12 noon - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

The growing financial crises both at home and abroad are being paid for by the poorest. This has led to calls for a debt jubilee – echoing the ancient idea of a jubilee year in which all debts are cancelled and financial slaves freed. Join panelists from the occupy movement, faith leaders and economic campaigners to examine the idea of debt cancellation and the modern-day relevance of the jubilee. In partnership with Jubilee Scotland.

£10.50 (£6.50) Ticket Bundle: Calling For The New Jubilee: Financial Chaos, Occupy And Faith & The Quest For Ethical Banking

What is the basis of male violence? Why is Scotland’s male suicide rate to high? We need to reposition role-models and redefine male leadership to address the corrosive morality undermining today’s young men. Graham Goulden, Chief Inspector National Anti-Violence Campaign Coordinator, Violence Reduction Unit; Sandy Campbell, CEO and founder of Working Rite - a work based mentoring programme for 16-18 year old boys; and Michael Boyle, founder of Abandofbrothers community rites of passage programme and a certified leader/leader trainer of the ManKind Project.

Centuries of sectarianism have left a deep impact on perception of opposing community groups. Roseanna Cunningham MSP invites Bishop David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and Duncan Morrow, former CEO of Ulster Community Relations Council (CRC) to reflect on current approaches taken by politicians, churches and social initiatives to guide their communities to peaceful co-existence. In partnership with Community Safety Unit. www.scotland.gov.uk/community-safety

www.jubileescotland.org.uk

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Where are the Organisational Healers? £6.50 (£4.50)

Women in Leadership £6.50 (£4.50)

Wilful Blindness £10.50 (£8.50)

Sat 11 August 4pm - 5pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Tue 14 August 12.30pm - 1.30pm St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lindisfarne Room (Venue 122)

Thurs 16 August 5.45pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

In the past five years we’ve seen the collapse of Northern Rock, the credit crunch, the Ryan Report on abuse in the Catholic Church, MP’s expense scandals, News of the World phone hacking, Eurozone bailouts and what many believe to be a dismantling of the NHS in England and Wales. Most of our society’s institutions and organisations appear to be very ill. Joette Thomas from the Craighead Institute in Glasgow engages Dr Rosie Ilett, Healthcare Manager, and Ewan Kelly, Programme Director for Healthcare Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, NHS Education for Scotland.

The barriers that prevent women reaching positions of leadership are falling. What makes women inspirational leaders? What are the essential strengths of women leaders in the largely male dominated worlds of business, government and Church?

Our brain filters and edits information setting up blind-spots that we choose to perpetuate making our ignorance contrived and deliberate. What makes us prefer ignorance? What are we so afraid of? What effect does this have on our churches, businesses, military and personal relationships?

The panel consists of Susan Rice CBE; Eilidh Whiteford MP; Christine Richard OBE and The Very Rev Dr Sheilagh M Kesting.

Margaret Heffernan, author of ‘Wilful Blindness’ talks with Charles Handy, social philosopher, author, broadcaster and former Professor at London Business School.

In partnership with the Church of Scotland. www.churchofscotland.org.uk

In partnership with the Craighead Institute. www.craighead.org.uk

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Feature Conversation

Conversations

Conversations

Alone, Together: A Conversation with Charles Handy £10.50 (£8.50)

Afghanistan – A Women’s Battle £6.50 (£4.50)

Poland in Scotland, Scotland in Poland £6.50 (£4.50)

Sat 18 August 12 noon - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sun 19 August 2pm - 3pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

What is happening on the ground in Afghanistan? Journalists, doctors and aid workers face community issues in attempts to liberate Afghan women from oppression and grow peace. Why are they there? How does it help? The Afghan war needs another face. See the war from a different perspective, the perspective of women and peacemakers.

Shared history, collaboration and friendship between Poland and Scotland dates back to the 15th century. Centuries of co-operation between the two nations have been preserved on pages of history, in pieces of art and in personal memories. Richard Demarco, CBE, artist and promoter of the visual and performing arts, will share his memories and thoughts on the relationship between the Poles and the Scots.

Fri 17 August 4pm - 5pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Independence in life and work is what more and more people are looking for, but the freedom it brings can be lonely and frustrating. Charles Handy describes a group of ‘acorn’ or tiny businesses near where he lives in Norfolk. These people are fiercely independent but gather together for breakfast every Friday to support and encourage each other. This is their way to balance independence with companionship and connection to others. What is yours? Join Charles Handy, social philosopher, author, broadcaster and former Professor at London Business School. The conversation will use the device of ‘The Empty Chair’. There will be three chairs on the platform. Charles will occupy the middle one and invite someone to join him in conversation, sitting in one of the chairs beside him. The third chair is empty. As soon as someone else wants to continue the conversation on the same or different topic, he or she comes and sits in the third, or empty, chair. This is the signal to the preceding conversationalist to close and depart, leaving another empty chair awaiting the next occupant. In this way there is a continuing series of conversations, to all of which the wider audience is privy.

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Dr Claire Duncanson, University of Edinburgh Politics and International Relations lecturer; Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International researcher in Afghanistan; and Firuz Rahimi, BBC Afghan service.

Hosted by Dr Raymond Raszkowski Ross, a Polish-Scottish playwright and Artistic Director of Theatre Objektiv. In partnership with the Demarco European Art Foundation. www.richarddemarco.org

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Women in Religion £6.50 (£4.50)

The Spirituality and Practice of Peace in a World of War £8.50 (£6.50)

Conflict as a Force for Change £6.50 (£4.50)

Tue 21 August 12.30pm - 1.30pm St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lindisfarne Room (Venue 122)

Wed 22 August 6.30pm - 7.30pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Thur 23 August 5.45pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Feminist theology questions the role of women across several religions. Should traditions, practices and scriptures be reconsidered and re-valued from the female perspective? Should male-dominated imagery and language about God still determine women’s place amongst their fellow believers? Rev Fiona Bennett, United Reform Church; Lesley Orr, University of Edinburgh; and Prof Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen, will talk about a redefined role of women in religion.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear SJ, an internationally recognized teacher of nonviolence in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr will speak with Kathy Galloway, head of Christian Aid and former leader of the Iona Community, exploring the spiritual practice of peacemaking in a world addicted to war and weaponry. Moderated by Brian Larkin, Coordinator of the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. In partnership with the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.

When we see all conflict as ‘bad’ we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other. The unknown, unfamiliar or different confront us. Do confrontation, polarisation and competition have a place in a peaceful world? How can we work with these to our advantage as peacemakers? Malcolm Stern, a co-founder of Alternatives at St James’ Church in London; Maureen Jack, Christian Peacemaker Teams; and Simon Keyes, St Ethelburga’s Centre. Chaired by Rev Ewan Aitken, the Church of Scotland.

www.peaceandjustice.org.uk

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Conversations

Conversations

Conversations

Churches Own 8% of the Planet £6.50 (£4.50)

What is Uprising in Syria? £8.50 (£6.50)

Our Friend Death £8.50 (£6.50)

Fri 24 August 10am - 11am Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fri 24 August 12 noon - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fri 24 August 2pm - 3pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Churches reportedly own 8% of the planet, including 70% of Sub-Saharan school establishments. What are their responsibilities as major landowners? How important is environmental protection to the church? How does cooperation and collaboration help balance the power of the landowner with empowerment of communities?

Armed conflict in Syria fills the newspaper headlines dividing opinions over the government’s military intervention. What is this conflict about? Join an up-to-date discussion on the Syrian conflict that gives local context and highlights responses from the global community.

‘Roger and Val' has been billed as the best British sitcom since 'The Office'. Strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, death features strongly in the sitcom. This extraordinary session will explore the issues around death and dying with the writer of the sitcom and with Arthur Smith, one of Britain’s premier comedians. They will be joined by John Lanchester the author of 'Capital' and chaired by Richard Smith, an international leader in health, an advocate for a better understanding of death and dying and the previous editor of the British Medical Journal.

Join Martin Palmer, the Alliance of Religions and Conservation; The Right Rev Dr John Armes, Diocese of Edinburgh, Scottish Episcopal Church; and Simon Keyes, St. Ethelburga’s Centre.

Sadakat Kadri, criminal, constitutional and international law barrister; Dr Mounir Atassi, Syrian organiser of a Glasgow protest against the regime; and Dr Thomas Pierret, University of Edinburgh Lecturer in Contemporary Islam.

In partnership with the University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy. www.ed.ac.uk

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Feature Conversation Bosnia Twenty Years On £8.50 (£6.50)

Conversations

Conversations

Challenging Islamophobia: 12 Cities Project £8.50 (£6.50)

The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City FREE

Fri 24 August 6pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) The year 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the worst conflict in Europe since the end of World War II, the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which culminated in the massacre of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995. Territorial, ethnic, political and religious factors all played a part in the conflict, and remain active in the region, but attempts at peacemaking and reconciliation have been made by both political and religious actors. In the light of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian War, Mustafa Cerić, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Revd Donald Reeves, the Director of the Soul of Europe; and Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, will discuss the legacy of the conflict, and the role of faith and community initiatives in bringing about healing. In partnership with the Alwaleed Centre.

Sat 25 August 10am - 11am Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

There are far right populist leaders in Europe who champion nationalism and regard Muslim minorities ‘as a threat’ and ‘alien to our way of life: they are not like us’. This is an example of blatant racism and anti-Islam as a religion. We cannot allow this racist ideology to turn Muslims into the new Jews of Europe. The 12 Cities Project of the Soul of Europe, challenges Islamophobia across Europe. Revd Donald Reeves MBE, Director of the Soul of Europe; Dr Harry Hagopian international lawyer, ecumenist and EU political consultant; and Shaykh Amer Jamil, the Solas Foundation. www.soulofeurope.org

‘Divided City’, a book and musical set in Glasgow, tells a story about young football fans who follow opposing teams. The author, Theresa Breslin; Martin Travers, playwright; and Jenny Marra MSP will reflect on the success of the musical performed by Glasgow secondary students and the impact of the story on local communities. In partnership with Glasgow Citizens Theatre. www.citz.co.uk

www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk

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Sat 25 August 12 noon - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

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Films The Films on Our Friend Death - An African Perspective screenings were curated by Africa in Motion Film Festival in collaboration with FoSP and the Edinburgh University Global Health Academy.

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Films

Films

NO TIME TO DIE £7.50 (£5.50)

GUELWAAR £7.50 (£5.50)

Fri 10 August 6pm Filmhouse

Sat 11 August 8.30pm Filmhouse

King Ampaw • Ghana/Germany 2006 • 1h35m • English • 12

Ousmane Sembene • Senegal/France 1992 • 1h55m • 35mm • French and Wolof • with English subtitles • 12

Pioneering Ghanaian filmmaker King Ampaw’s film is a charming comedy about the romantic travails of a lovestruck hearse driver. Asante, the hearse driver, meets and falls in love with a young, beautiful dancer who is planning an elaborate home-going celebration for her mother. The film follows Asante as he does everything to win the affections of the woman of his dreams. Death and funeral traditions play a significant role in African culture; No Time to Die is Ampaw’s contribution to passing the tradition onto the next generation. Ampaw, in only his third feature in a quartercentury, fully explores the colour, absurdity and acceptance of social ritual in this farcical film.

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Celebrated Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene once again demonstrates the power of his creative imagination and his ability to utilise cinema effectively as a means of exploring the complexities of social, political and cultural relationships within the African context. In Guelwaar, which is based on a true story, the body of a Christian activist is mistakenly delivered to Muslims who bury him in a Muslim cemetery according to the teachings of Islam. When the error is discovered, however, the Christians seek to recover ‘their’ body.

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Films

Films

GUELWAAR (continued)

TWENTY TAKES ON DEATH AND DYING & FUNERAL SEASON £7.50 (£5.50)

Sun 12 August 5.45pm Filmhouse TWENTY TAKES ON DEATH & DYING Chris Rawlence • Scotland 2010 • 10m • English

Sembene constructs what some critics have seen as a fascinating detective thriller, though many of the political questions addressed in his other films - such as the credibility of African independence, and the role of women in African society - are present here as well.

Commissioned by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, this film presents the reflections and views of ordinary members of the Scottish public on the streets of Paisley, Elgin and Inverness on death, dying and loss.

FUNERAL SEASON Matthew Lancit • Canada/Cameroon • 2010 • 1h24m • English & French with English Subtitles Matthew Lancit, a Canadian traveler, discovers Cameroon’s uniquely festive funeral celebrations. Village by village, local people guide Matthew on his journey to gain understanding of an extraordinary culture, where the dead are always living, and the increasing presence of the modern world threatens the survival of its tradition. Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lizelle Bisschoff, Director of the Africa in Motion Film Festival, with specialists on the theme of death, dying and funeral rituals in different cultural contexts.

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Music

Music

Music

Workshop

Stall

Jewish Chronicles £10 (£8)

Stuart McNair £5

Soweto Entsha £14.50 (£12)

Finding Your Way Massage Session

Fri 3 - Tues 7 August 2pm - 3pm

Fri 3, Sat 4, Sat 18, Thurs 23 August 8pm - 9pm

6-8, 10-15, 17-20, 27 August 8pm - 9.15pm

Eczema Outreach Scotland – Supporting Children with Eczema and Their Families Free

9, 16, 21-25 August 4pm - 5.15pm

Sat 4 August 11am - 12pm

£8

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

3-4 August 8pm - 9.15pm £8 (£6)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) A personal journey told in song about family and the Jewish world. Frank without controversy, personal without confrontation or any trace of bitterness and by turns, laughout-loud funny and deeply moving. Daniel Cainer unites Gentile and Jew through his honest style of storytelling. ‘With his stories within stories, Cainer reminds me of Buñuel’ Alan Bennett ‘Genius’ 3 Weeks, Edinburgh 2011 www.danielcainer.com www.jewishchronicles.com

Sat 25 August 10pm - 11pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) A singer/songwriter from the American South, Stuart McNair combines Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Louisiana traditions for a joyous live show. Called “dazzling”, “uplifting” and “glorious”, his songs deliver an Earth-friendly message that deals with love, life and communion with nature. A multi-instrumentalist, Stuart employs humour, irresistible bayou and mountain rhythms and unique tales.

An irresistible performance expressing the spirit of Africa through the rhythmic beauty of the human voice. During this feel-good experience, you’ll be dazzled, moved, and end up dancing in the aisles. Discover the new sound of African a cappella. “Exhilarating Spirit”**** Scotsman - 2011

www.eczemaoutreachscotland. org.uk

www.stuartmcnair.com

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Eczema Outreach (Scotland) are showcasing their unique work with children with eczema and their families. Get involved in our Arts and Crafts workshop, learn about our free activities and, most importantly, share your ideas with our friendly team. A great opportunity to know more about this young organisation, have some fun and help shape its ambitious plans.

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Sat 4 and Sat 11 August 11am - 5pm Sat 18 August 11am - 3pm Sat 25 August 10am - 4pm

Drift into a peaceful place during a clothed seated massage. In a treatment tailored to suit your needs, Wendy uses a combination of Acupressure and Indian Head Massage techniques to relax and revitalise you. A fully qualified and insured therapist with prices from £8 for 15 minutes. Give yourself the gift of time. (Lunch break 1-2 pm lunch)

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Music

Music and Healing Workshop

Dance and Music

Steamer Lane by donation

Journey Into Sound, Vibration, Music & Healing With Punit Yaatri & Dr David Mason Brown £20 (£18)

Devi Satari Tribal Fusion Belly Dance £8 (£6)

Sat 4 August 4pm - 5pm

Sat 4 and 11 August 4pm - 6.30pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Steamer Lane comes together for an hour of soft rock and gentle folk music. Share and enjoy their fresh vocal harmonies. Members of the band have toured extensively through the Czech Republic, Norway, Switzerland and have also appeared on BBC national TV and Scottish Television. A great way to start the Festival!

Ancient civilisations all used sound and music to heal mind and body. More than ever we, in the Western world, need to reconnect with this knowledge and bring back the art of healing with MUSIC into modern healthcare. Take time out and reconnect to PEACE and VITALITY by joining music composer Punit Yaatri for an enlightening TALK & LIVE HEALING MUSIC EXPERIENCE. With special guest, Dr David Mason Brown, who will share valuable insights into how specialised music is able to heal many people. This is a rare and unique opportunity to escape from the stresses of modern life and experience deep healing and upliftment.

Sat 4 August 6pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Be inspired by colour, movement and music. Devi Satari is a tribal fusion belly dance troupe based in Edinburgh. Accompanied by musicians the dance incorporates Middle Eastern and Asian influence to create something unique and beautiful!

www.cdbaby.com/cd/ STEAMERLANE www.myspace. com/1steamerlane image copyright/jeremiah hill

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Community

Mindful Peace Walk: In Princes Street Gardens Free Sun 6 August 9am - 10.15am Meeting at the mural on Princes Street side of St John’s (Venue 127) This silent walking meditation will be led by members of the Edinburgh Sangha of the Community of Interbeing, who follow the practice of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Before the walk begins there will be a brief introduction to mindful walking as meditation practice. Children are welcome when accompanied by adults. ‘We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry. Let us enjoy every step we make.’ Thich Nhat Hanh. www.edwildgeese.wordpress. com 50p per ticket donated to Charity


Workshop

Community

Workshop

Give Peace A Chant: Kirtan Yoga & Mantra Chants £8 (£6)

LAUNCH EVENT– Shareable Futures by donation

Singing For Peace And Justice by donation

Sun 5 August 4pm - 5pm

Sun 5 August 6pm - 7pm Reception 7pm - 9pm

Mon 6 August 10am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Meditation doesn’t come easy for many people: that’s where Kirtan - an ancient participatory music experience offers another method. One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the Kirtan calland-response chanting genre comes from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras to the accompaniment of instruments Kirtan calls upon sacred energies which effortlessly lift us into a clear, joyous state, invoking peacefulness and bringing us back to the center of our being.

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Join us in our celebratory launch event with several of our Festival performers and special guests. It is always a moving event which embraces and inspires collaboration towards a sharable future for all. Followed by refreshments (until 9pm) with various Festival artists and contributors ‘in the mix’.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Come and sing songs of peace and social justice with Penny Stone, peace activist, from the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. Everyone is welcome, everyone can sing - no previous singing experience necessary. www.peaceandjustice.org.uk

Come mingle and celebrate! ALL WELCOME.

Spiritual

Spiritual

Dances Of Universal Peace – Sharing Our Inner And Outer Connectedness by donation

Sacred Space by donation

Mon 6, 13 and 20 August 11am - 12pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127) Dances of Universal Peace are a form of moving meditation/ body prayer, based on spiritual traditions from different parts of the world, using voice (chanting sacred phrases) and simple movements (usually danced in a circle). Beginners warmly welcomed.

Mon - Thurs (6 - 27) in August 12.30pm - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Experience the stillness and mystery of our beautiful church. Music and silence in the midst of a busy Festival. Spend half an hour with some of the Festival’s finest musicians in one of its most stunning buildings. Open to those of all faiths or none. See Festival Diary for who is playing on each day.

www.dancesofuniversalpeace. org.uk

www.mantrachants.com & www.yogaofkirtan.com tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Music

Music

Workshop

Drama & Talk

Children & Families

My Naked Heart £7 (£5)

Matilda Brown Wwith Graeme Stephen £8 (£6)

Asian/Arabic Fusion Dance Workshop £8 (£6)

An Evening With Dementia £10 (£8)

Messy Faith by donation

6, 8, 10 and 12 August 4pm - 5pm

Mon 6 August 4pm - 5pm

Mon 6 August 6pm - 7pm

Mon 6 August 8pm - 10pm

Tue 7, 14, 21 August 10.30am - 12pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

An evening of songs and instrumental music in response to different people’s experiences of walking through mountainous landscapes. We hope to lead you through all kinds of wonderful, sad, mysterious, joyful and beautiful musical atmospheres, just as the weather and climate leads us into different atmospheres and situations when we are walking in the hills. The concert is dedicated to Lulu Black and her love for the mountains.

Explore Asian and Arabic dance forms! This workshop will teach you basic movements and postures, which will be incorporated into a small dance piece and accompanied by live musicians! Inspired by Korean, Indonesian, Indian and Middle Eastern movement. Open to all ages, abilities and genders.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Melodic and melancholic songs on acoustic guitar by Scottish singer/songwriter, Duncan Gillies MacLaurin, who has now lived in Denmark for over two decades. He portrays the natural beauty of where he resides on the west coast of Jutland, pays homage to poets such as George Mackay Brown and Wilfred Owen, and paints the contours of his own personal vision. A complimentary pamphlet of his lyrics will be provided on entry. www.gists.wordpress.com

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

www.devisatari.co.uk

Fringe sell-out award 2010. “Enlightens, inspires, reveals what an individual with dementia might want others to understand if he could be the teacher”. - British Medical Journal. Empathise with the state of being, called dementia. From 9pm will be a discussion led by Professor June Andrews, the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling.

Hall and Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Messy Faith is fun for all ages and is based on a belief that we grow best in faith when we share the journey with as many different people as possible. The morning will include storytelling, fun (messy) activities, shared food and a tent.

www.aneveningwithdementia. co.uk

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Music

Music

Poetry

Children & Families & Community

Drama & Music

Strathmore High School Chamber Wind Ensemble £5

Mindfulmess £7 (£5)

Two Wings To Fly Free

Intercake! The Great Cake Bake Sale Free Entry

GRACE! £10 (£8)

Tue 7 and Weds 8 August 4pm - 5pm

Tue 7 and Fri 10 August 6pm - 7pm

Tue 7 August 8pm - 9pm

Weds 8 August 11am - 12pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Weds 8 - Sat 18 August 2pm - 3pm

Strathmore High School Chamber Wind Ensemble is a combined ensemble comprised of students from Strathmore High School and Harmony Magnet Academy located in Strathmore, California. Currently the SHS Chamber Winds are recognised as “The Best Little Band of the West” - they have received accolades from well-known music conductors and numerous performance invitations within the past few years. All proceeds are going to FoSP and its charities.

A rewarding and engaging performance of beautiful, meditative solo piano music and inspiring songs. It features reflections on the early stages of a journey, exploring how to live a spiritually fulfilling life in a modern, rational world. Rich’s meditative piano music is enchanting recalling Einaudi, Debussy and Glass. His songs combine enchanting melody with ethereal vocals, thoughtful, reflective lyrics and sensitive piano accompaniment.

Two rather wise men from the east Would really not mind in the least If you joined them one evening For spiritual seasoning With poems that make up a feast.

Are you ‘Into cake’? Are you a pudding prodigy? Celebrate the diversity of sweet tastes with us in this cake bake sale featuring cakes and desserts from different cultures. The proceeds from all sales will go to FoSP charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ www.marysmeals.org.uk

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Surprising, Irresistible. Radical. Grace! is a fresh, moving and often funny take on the redemption story from Creation to present day. Narrated by the superhero, Grace and his sidekick Gabriel. With live original music. Suitable for all. www.mandetheatre.co.uk

www.richbatsford.com/

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Spiritual

Children & Families & Community Workshop

Poetry

Music, Prayer And Silence: Chanting In The Style Of Taizé By donation

Intercake! The Great Pudding Masterclass £5

The Craic Where The Light Gets In £8 (£6)

Weds (8, 15 and 22) in August 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Weds 8 August 6pm - 7pm

Weds 8 August 8pm - 9pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Are you ‘Into Cake’? Are your buns simply the best? Come and discover some new skills and new favourite recipes in this masterclass - suitable for kitchen novices and master bakers alike. A booklet featuring popular sweet & pudding recipes from different cultures is included with each paid entry.

They met at a poetry slam where he was competing, she was a judge. He won. They got married. Come and listen to Richard Medrington and Elspeth Murray “two of Scotland’s most entertaining performers and poets” -Scottish Poetry Library- as they present a selection of their own and others’ poetry. With musical guests handpicked from the very best of Edinburgh’s Festival talent.

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127) Join us for a meditation in music in St John’s beautiful Chapel. These chants are from the Christian tradition, but are open to those of all faiths or of none.

www.elspethmurray.com www.puppetstate.com/

Spiritual

HEALING By donation

Children & Families

All Questions And No Answers –Workshop For Adults By donation

Thurs (9, 16 and 23) in August 10.30am - 12.30pm

Thurs 9, 16, 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Need a quiet time out of the busy rush of the Festival and Fringe? Why not drop in for a healing? Available for those of all faiths and none, it is given by members of The National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH), Scotland, and other recognised healing organisations. Relaxing, gentle and safe. Try it for yourself. The healing is free, but donations towards Festival costs would be gratefully appreciated.

Children can be masters of the ‘big questions’ that parents sometime struggle to cope with. These informal discussions provide an opportunity to explore how we help children develop their awareness of the spiritual and grow as spiritual beings without feeling the need to give them all the ‘answers’! Aimed specifically at adults, the discussions run at the same time as our storytelling sessions for children.

photo credits:

Keith D Fourtheye Photography

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Workshop

Children & Families

Music

Music

Music

Henna Workshop For Beginners £5

Puppetry in Motion £5

Kateřina Koulakova – The Voice From The Czech Republic £5

Calling The Muse £10 (£8)

Music From The Kingdom £6

Thurs 9 August 6pm - 7pm Fri 24 August 4pm - 5pm

Fri 10 August 10pm - 12pm

Fri 10 August 8pm - 9pm

Sat 11 August 6pm - 7pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sat 11 August 2pm - 3pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sat 11 August 8pm - 9pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Henna is an elegant form of body art that embodies purity and centuries of religious symbolism and cultural traditions. This workshop aims to introduce beginners to the material techniques needed to create beautiful, individual works of art made more enchanting by their temporary nature. Led by a local professional all the profit will go to Beyond the Veil, an Edinburgh based Muslim Women’s group.

Our storyteller and puppeteer entertains us with a puppet show and then leads a workshop in which you will make and learn to operate your own puppet, which is yours to keep! Let your imagination run wild! This workshop is suitable for adults, older children on their own or younger children working with an adult.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Sun 12 August 12pm - 1pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Kateřina is a singer from the Czech Republic who plays the piano and guitar. Playing her own melodies, every song tells a story from life. Sit back, listen and relish the tunes and lyrics of the beautiful songs. Her goal is to give people positive energy and make them feel relaxed. A charming event for everyone, so come and enjoy IT!!!

Invoking the muse to guide her harp music Mio Shapley performs in the enchanting atmosphere of St. John’s Church. She will be offering a selection of music from Classical through Celtic to her own compositions and Jazz songs on the Scottish clarsach and the stunning Salvi concert harp. Mio grew up in the alps of central Japan and brings the tranquillity, splendour and beauty of the East into her musical gift to you.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Music from the Kingdom: Costume Party, Johnstown Flood, Lucy Hume and Pittencrieff Outcasts. An exciting hour of some great live music from Fife including Americana from The Johnstown Flood, new pop from young Dunfermline group the Dolomites, dance/pop from Lucy Hume of Glenrothes and pop,soul and rock from newly formed Pittencrieff Outlaws. 4 bands for only £6!

www.mioshapley.com

www.katerinakoulakova.cz

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Music

Music & Workshop

Children & Families

Workshop

Drama & Talk

A Scottish Journey And Beyond £12 (£10)

Last Tango In Edinburgh – Orquesta Atípica De Edimburgo £10 (£8/£5)

Legends – Myth And Magic With GP Taylor Free

Group Art Project £10 (£5)

Leave To Remain £12 (10)

Mon 13 August 11am - 12pm

Mon 13 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sun 12 and Sat 18 August 4pm - 5pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Singer Coreen Scott performs with Laverock. Beautiful musical arrangements of Celtic ballads, favourite Scottish folk songs and the haunting French melodies of Edith Piaf. ‘Beautiful renditions of traditional and modern songs’ – Scotsman. www.coreenscott.co.uk/

12, 19 August 7.15pm - 9pm 14, 17 August 8.15pm - 10pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Join Scotland’s leading tango band and embrace the passion of Buenos Aires’ music and dancing, featuring international dancers Jenny Frances and Ricardo Oria and guest singer Valentina Montoya. Sit back and relax in our candlelit café or join us on the dance floor and embrace the music of the tango. Search on facebook for Orquesta Atípica de Edimburgo

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Legends - Myth and Magic is a journey to the haunts of Boggles - Barghests - and red eyed night hounds. It is a scary and sometimes funny hour of excitement and chills from one of the finest story tellers of our time. GP Taylor hasn’t performed at Edinburgh since selling out in 2005 - not to be missed. GP Taylor writes for Faber and Faber, he has sold millions of books around the world and all of his books are being turned into films.

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Paint yourself out of the corner and into communication with others. This art-based workshop provides an interactive experience allowing us to comfort our discomforts, where words may have previously failed us. No special skill is required for the simple joy of this playful process taken from the PainT Project, part of a series of workshops held at Ninewells Hospital, for people coping with chronic pain.

13 and 14 August 4pm - 5.30pm 20 August 2pm - 3.30pm Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127) Following their personal experience of bereavement, writer Jo Clifford, and actor Suzanne Dance created Leave to Remain - a show that uses live music, ritual and storytelling to create an uplifting performance that is as warm hearted as it is cathartic. With cellist Harriet Davidson. ‘There’s something intensely moving and comforting about this brief and beautiful experience.’ - Joyce Mcmillan, Scotsman

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Music

Talk

A Musical Journey With Euna Park: Springtime In Korea £10 (£8)

Here to Help: UFOs and The Space Brothers £5

Mon 13 August

Mon 13 August 8pm - 9pm

6pm - 6.50pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Acclaimed classical flute player Euna Park reintroduces enchanting Korean traditional folk music with commentary by Jiwoo Kim. You are invited to this unique opportunity to discover the beauty of Korean culture

Workshop

The Scottish Six: Riddoch & Wightman On Donation (£5 suggested) The New Scotland £6 (£4)

Music

The Larks Ascending

Exuberant Violin £8 (£6)

14, 15, 17, 19 and 21 August 4pm - 5pm

Weds 15 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Dutch UFO researcher Gerard Aartsen presents compelling evidence from historical sources that reveal the true purpose of the extra-terrestrial presence on Earth in this time of unprecedented crisis. Based on the research for his second book, he shows the connections between the message of hope that came from the early contactees, the testimonies of a growing number of dignitaries, and the social changes now occurring around the world.

Come and enjoy a performance blending music from Scottish traditional to Indian and Western Classical, poems, quotes and images, granting us a bird’s eye view of the spiritual ascent. With an international group of artists and musicians, including the co-director of the BAFTA award winning short film, ‘Self Realisation’, Larks Ascending invites us on a soul journey into the present moment, unfolding its beautiful gifts.

www.bgapublications.nl

Dedicated to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Talk

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14 - 17, 20 - 24 August 6pm - 7pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Join broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch and land rights activist, Andy Wightman for the issues that never get properly aired on TV. An entertaining evening of provocative talk about Scotland, its land, its people and their future. Who owns the land? What can we learn from our European neighbours? What might a future as an independent country hold? Each evening Lesley and Andy will be joined by a special guest and the audience are free to join in the debate.

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Violinist Feargus Hetherington performs music for solo violin from J.S. Bach to Spirituals and traditional music, finishing with the exuberant tones of Belgian Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata no.6. www.feargushetherington.com

www.lesleyriddoch.com www.andywightman.com 50p per ticket donated to Charity


Talk

Drama & Talk

Music

Workshop

Community

Peace At All Costs? Free

Dirty Paki Lingerie £10 (£8)

Cantarina £10 (£8)

Finding Your Balance £8 (£6)

Jewish Community Open Day Free

Weds 15 August 8pm - 9pm

Thurs 16 August 8pm - 10pm

Fri 17 & Sat 18 August 6pm - 7pm

Sat 18 August 4pm - 5pm

Sunday 19 August 12pm - 3.30pm Synagogue

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Coming to Edinburgh as part of a three month European tour of 14 countries, The International Voluntary Service Peace Caravan Team presents a dramatisation & discussion led by an eight strong international team. Diverse perspectives & diverse realities represented. Thought provoking. Challenging. Come along and be inspired! http://ivsgb.org/

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) An outstanding one-woman play where Sex, Religion, and Politics collide as six American Muslim Pakistani females air their dirty lingerie... “Breaks down stereotypes of Muslim women” The Wall Street Journal “See this production” nytheatre.com Followed by a discussion with Farkhanda Chaudhry OBE and the playwright and performer Aizzah Fatima and Shabnum Mustapha, Director of Amnesty International Scotland. www.DirtyPakiLingerie.com

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Cantarina is an enchanting, all women choir from Prague. With a fondness for black and orange they will light up the Church with their wide repertoire which includes folklore, sacred music and Latin-American songs. It promises to be an evening of delight, culture and beauty. With special guest Alan Forrester for an international collaboration which deals with positivity in the face of hardship.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Are you burning your candle at both ends? Is it time to make a change? Join Wendy to discover practical ways to help you bring your life into balance and free yourself from stress. A practical, fun and interactive talk where Wendy demonstrates that managing your stress doesn’t have to be stressful.

4 Salisbury Rd, EH16 5AB Come along to meet the Jewish community and see some of the Jewish acts on show at this year’s Festival. Performances and chat interlaced with food and tours of the Synagogue. For more info check on www.ehcong.com

Wendy Curran is a fully qualified and insured therapist.

www.cantarina.com (click the British flag for English version)

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Music

Poetry

Children & Families

Poetry

Talk

Harp And Soul Ailie Robertson £8 (£6)

Voice Of The Heart: An Introduction To The Life, Poetry And Stories Of Rumi £8 (£6)

What’s The Time Mr Wolf? – With Debi Gliori £5 (£2)

StAnza Showcase £5 (£3)

Daoism And The Way Forward £8 (£6)

Mon 20 August 4pm - 5pm

Mon 20 August 4pm - 5.15pm

Monday 20 August 8pm - 9pm

Sun 19 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Sun 19 August 12.30pm - 1.30pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) The harp has been used for centuries to produce soothing music that brings peace, rest and healing to the mind, body and spirit. Multi-award winning celtic harpist, Ailie Robertson will perform a programme of contemplative slow airs and uplifting, exuberant jigs and reels from Scotland and Ireland. www.ailierobertson.com

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) A living introduction to the sublime life, poetry, and stories of Jelaludin Rumi. Duncan Mackintosh is an artist of the spoken word and has performed Rumi’s work for over 20 years. “[It] is beyond performance, it’s alive - it burns, caresses, consoles, reawakens. You are like embers, I felt like kindling!” - Muriel Maufroy, Author of ‘Rumi’s Daughter

Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori joins us to share her new book ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’. Due to be published in September, advance copies of the book will be available for purchase after the session along with a selection of Debi’s many other books, which she will be on-hand to sign for you. Family Price: 2 adults and up to 3 children £12

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, is one of the leading poetry festivals in the UK whose main spring festival in St Andrews every March celebrates the diversity and value of poetry. This special showcase event brings together acclaimed poets from recent festivals and offers a unique encounter with contemporary poetry at its best and most engaging. www.stanzapoetry.org

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Daoism has roots that go back thousands of years yet has a lot to teach us about our modern, everyday lives. This lecture will explain key concepts that allow us to live more healthily; both spiritually and physically. Born in Edinburgh, Rachael Zi Jiao is part of a daoist martial lineage directly from China. www.soenren.com

www.rumitour.co.uk/

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Talk & Worship

Music & Dance

Children & Families

Music

Poetry

Japanese Tea Ceremony by donation

African Traditional Songs With Grassroots Zimbabwe £10 (£8)

The Big Fat Pancake £5

Susanna Orr Holland £8 (£6)

Scattering Stars Like Dust – An Evening With Rumi £10 (£8)

Wed 22 August 11.30am - 12pm

Wed 22 August 8pm - 9pm

Wed 22 & Fri 24 August 8pm - 10pm

Tues 21 and Thurs 23 August 2pm - 3pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Tues 21 August 11am - 12 noon Sat 25 August 6pm - 7pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) “Cha-no-Yu: Way of Tea,” is a living art which originated in 16th century Japan. The 4 principals of the Tea Ceremony are Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquillity. It synthesizes the arts of elegant Kimono, flower arrangement, calligraphy, pottery and philosophy into a way of life. Mio Shapley, master of the Tea Ceremony, accompanied by shamisen player Hiromi Moffat, warmly invite you once again to come and share a cup of peace and simplicity. www.mioshapley.com

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Enchanting harmonies and glorious melodies to lift the heart and soul. Bringing songs from the Ndebele and Shona cultures of Zimbabwe, Grassroots invite you to this special performance. Grassroots is a theatrefor-development company from Bulawayo, using dance, drama and music for positive change, aiming to reduce poverty through education.

The Girl called Pearl and her Aunties Hetty and Betty all look forward to eating the delicious big fat pancake. But then something unexpected happens. Join the chase for the pancake in this colourful interactive family show. Created and performed by the Edinburgh based ‘Garvald Puppeteers’, a company including adults with learning disabilities. www.garvaldedinburgh.org.uk

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Mysterious music inspired by folk music from the Scotland, Ireland, and Indian Classical music, Susanna slides into the notes and gets inside your heart, transporting the listener with a beautiful and powerful voice through original song, improvisation and traditional ballad. Playing the guitar and Indian harmonium she’s joined, by Dave Boyd an exceptional Middle Eastern percussionist, and Marion Kenny a passionate oriental flute player.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Scattering Stars like Dust : an Evening for all lovers in the company of Rumi “let the beauty we love be what we do.” Soak in the transmission that comes through the sublime Sufi master’s poetry and tales brought to life by Duncan Mackintosh www.rumitour.co.uk/

www.grassrootstheatre.com photo credit:

GRAHAM CLARK

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Music, Art, Poetry

Milosz In Living Pictures £10 (£8) Thurs 23 and Fri 24 August 10pm - 11pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Previously shown in Vienna, Kraków, Sopot, Glenrothes and now back to Edinburgh: Miłosz in Living Pictures is a spectacle that combines visual art, music and poetry into one mesmerising piece. Underneath the layers of sounds of Paweł Odorowicz and String Quartet’s seductive music and the rich imagery of Robert Motyka’s stunning 3D visuals lies the metaphysical poetry of Polish Nobel Prize laureate Czesław Miłosz. Unique, unmissable and simply beautiful show

Music & Poetry

‘Wolf At The Door’ - A Collaboration Of EcoPoetry And Soundings By Mairi Campbell And Em Strang £10 (£8) Fri 24 August 8pm - 9pm Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) In their unique and powerful voices, award winning musician Mairi Campbell and poet Em Strang weave word and sound. Mairi Campbell’s soundings are like the voice of the earth. It is as if they come from between the heart and some place of primal instinct. Beautiful, haunting, sensual, they give a whole new meaning to mouth music.

Talk & Music

Music

Scotland The Journey Continues £3

Rhapsody Of Indian Melodies £10 (£8)

Sat 25 August 11am - 12pm

Sat 25 August 2pm - 3pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fife-born songwriter Alan Forrester introduces people he has met as his career took him around Scotland. Working first in local government, then university administration and now song writing, Alan came to know Scotland better through his travels and “became even more Scottish” as a result. A joyful mixture of songs, readings, photos and painting.

The Tagore Centre UK is proud to present a unique musical afternoon with a young team trained under Smt. Chandrima Misra, a Hindustani Classical Vocalist and Pt. Rajkumar Misra, the Tabla maestro. The Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, combined ancient Indian Raagas in his poetry. This blend of spirituality and musical excellence will be explored with vocal melodies showcasing improvisations of the rhythmic cycles.

With author Ron Halliday, poet Graham King and Radio West Fife.

www.mairicampbell.co.uk

The Breeze At Dawn – A Rumi Workshop With Duncan Mackintosh £12 (£10) Sat 25 August 4pm - 6pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Rumi’s poems and metaphors are beautiful, wise, and also precise. We will let some of them inspire our exploration of our own experience. In presence, meditation, and gentle enquiry, we will deepen contact with our True Nature. “We are the mirror, as well as the face in it” Duncan has been performing Rumi and running workshops on Presence for over 20 years. www.rumitour.co.uk

http://odorowicz.eu/milosz/

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

www.tagorecentre.org.uk

Workshop

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Children & Families & Community

Music

Music

Children & Families & Community

Community

End Of Festival Ceilidh £6 (under 12s Free)

The Glasgow Gospel Choir £10 (£8)

The Outside Track £8 (£6)

Intercake! The Great Pudding Party £5

Closing Event: Living In Hope by Donation

Sat 25 August 7pm - 9pm

Sat 25 August 8pm - 9pm

Sun 26 August 2pm - 3pm

Sun 26 August 4pm - 5pm

Sunday 26 August 8pm - 9pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

The Glasgow Gospel Choir is an energetic mix of talent. The choir, established 12 years ago by Jerry Boweh - originally from Liberia - brings a taste of soulful gospel to Glasgow. Styles include African, Gospel, Motown and Blues. Profits from the choir concerts go to the African Youth Development Action Project (AYDAP) www.aydap.org.uk

The Outside Track’s marriage of Celtic music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre.

Are you ‘Into Cake’? Do delicious deserts delight you? Come and enjoy some tastes of the world in our interfaith pudding party! A whole range of delectable deserts will be served to set your taste buds tingling and a fun family quiz will provide a bit of food for the brain as well. This is a strictly savoury-free zone!

At the end of the Festival we bring together the many strands in words, music, dance and story representing our hopes for the world and our commitment to working for peace. With various Festival performers and guests– and, of course, the traditional hearty rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127) Celebrate the end of this year’s Festival with The Caleerie Buskers in a traditional ceilidh for all the family, and don’t worry - full instructions will be given! When you’re not dancing enjoy some tasty refreshments in our Persian Tent. Light snacks and drinks are provided with more available to purchase. Family Price: 2 adults and up to 3 children £10

www.glasgowgospelchoir.co.uk www.facebook.com/ glasgowgospelchoir

Free admission with cake to serve 8. photo credits: Dough Re Mi Bakery

Followed by a reception in the Hall until 10.30pm

“Among the top groups in the world... Traditional, creative & brilliant!” – Live Ireland www.theoutsidetrack.com

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Music

Dance

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

Soundings And Songs – Mairi Campbell £10 (£8)

Submerge £7 (£5)

Sticks and Stones Free

Scotland In Poland Poland In Scotland Free

St John’s Mural Free

Mon 27 August 2pm - 3pm

Mon 27 August 4pm - 5pm

Fri 3 - Mon 27 August

Fri 3 - Mon 27 August

Throughout August

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Mairi Campbell is one of Scotland’s finest and most respected musicians. Awards include ‘Scots Singer of the Year’, ‘Female musician of the year’ ‘Tutor of the year’ and ‘Burnsong’ winner. This concert features Mairi’s soundings, (improvised viola and voice) which draws on her immediate surroundings and songs from her new album.

Indepen-dance presents Submerge, a beautiful duet by two of the company’s principal dancers - Kelly McCartney and Neil Price. Choreographed by the UK’s Leading Integrated Dance Company StopGAP, this piece sees the two dancers glide and guide each other across the floor, seemingly to aquaplane to a filmic soundtrack. As the music crescendos the couple dance, dive and dissolve into one and other. In revealing their commitment to each other they discover their underwater dance has become a shimmering reflection of one and other.

Developed specifically for the space, Northern Ireland based artist Tommy Barr is exhibiting in the Chapel at St John’s. The exhibition seeks to create a sense of intimate calm at the heart of the busy Festival. The paintings reference ancient trees and stones (dolmens) which have been considered sacred or magical at some time in our history.

Curated by Richard Demarco and Terry Ann Newman, the exhibition entitled ‘Scotland in Poland: Poland in Scotland’ consists of drawings, paintings or collages inspired by the theme of the two symbols defining the best image of both countries – the images of their national patrons: St. Andrew of Scotland: The Black Madonna of Poland.

“Mairi Campbell’s improvised soundings nestle into me … a calling from her Celtic core to this modern world, a call of healing and deepening … stunning” www.mairicampbell.co.uk

www.tbarr.com

St John’s has become famous over the last 28 years for its murals commenting incisively, and often controversially, on topical issues. www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk

The exhibition hosts international artists who will showcase their works for the very first time. High art with the Scottish and Polish heart is displayed throughout the Festival.

http://indepen-dance.org.uk tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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50p per ticket donated to Charity


Exhibition

Spiritual

Spiritual

Worship At One Free

One Minute Silence Free

Mon - Thurs throughout August 1.01pm - 1.30pm

Everyday throughout August 1pm - 1.01pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue127)

Everywhere

Over 100 entries from primary schools throughout Edinburgh took part in the competition for the logo for the Edinburgh Peace Initiative. Two girls from Wardie Primary School jointly designed the winning logo. On 24th April, George Grubb, President of Edinburgh Peace Initiative and former Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh; and Dr Gari Donn, Convenor UNA Scotland; launched the new logo and awarded the winners with prizes. Selected entries will be exhibited in Church at St. John’s during the Festival.

Edinburgh Peace Initiative Exhibition Fri 3 - Mon 27 August Church at St. John’s (Venue 127) Free

These founding organisations and numerous individuals are working together to create and lead the EPI.The Centre for Theology and Public Issues, The Project on Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace, Project on PeaceBuilding through Media Arts, St John’s Episcopal Church, Festival of Spirituality and Peace, The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK), Soroptimist International, UNA Edinburgh, UNA Scotland, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Scottish CND, The Peace and Justice Centre, Stop the War Coalition, Scottish Humanist Society,Edinburgh Synagogue, St Mary’s Cathedral, Methodist Church, Church of Scotland, The Sikh Temple, Annandale Mosque, UNICEF, CIFAL, UN Research and Training Organisation, University of Edinburgh Global Health Institute, Al Waleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, UNWomen/UNIFEM, UNESCO Scotland, WILPF, Queensferry Parish Church, Darfur Training Committee, Friends Meeting House/Quakers, Professor Christine Bell, Professor Dabir Tehrani.

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Thirty minutes for silence, words and prayers on a relevant theme including communion for those who wish it. You are welcome to come and go as you please. www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk

Every day at 1pm you are invited to take a minute to reflect on the need for peace in the world. Wherever you are, stop and reflect – or join us at St John’s if you can.

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Children and Families at a Glance by donation

INTERCAKE! THE GREAT CAKE BAKE SALE

INTERCAKE! THE GREAT PUDDING MASTERCLASS

Free Entry

£5

PLAY AND PRAY FOR FAMILIES WITH PRIMARILY UNDER 5s

Tue 7, 14, 21 August 10.30am - 12pm Hall and Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Weds 8 August 11am - 12pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Weds 8 August 6pm - 7pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Thurs 9 August 9.30am - 11am Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

WHAT’S THE STORY – WITH MARIE-LOUISE COCHRANE

ALL QUESTIONS AND NO ANSWERS –WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

PUPPERTY IN MOTION

LEGENDS – MYTH AND MAGIC WITH GP TAYLOR

MESSY FAITH

by donation Thurs 9 August 4pm - 4.45pm

£5

£6

Free

by donation

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Thurs 9, 16, 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Fri 10 August 10am - 12pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Mon 13 August 11am - 12pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

WHAT’S THE STORY – WITH MIO SHAPLEY

WHAT’S THE TIME MR WOLF? – WITH DEBI GLIORI

THE BIG FAT PANCAKE

WHAT’S THE STORY – WITH DUNCAN MACKINTOSH

by donation

£5 (£2)

Thurs 16 August 4pm - 4.45pm Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Mon 20 August 4pm - 5pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Weds 22 August 11.30am - 12pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

END OF FESTIVAL CEILIDH

INTERCAKE! THE GREAT PUDDING PARTY

by donation

£6 (under 12s Free)

Free Fri 24 August 7pm - 8pm Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

£5

Thurs 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

£5 Sat 25 August 7pm - 9pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Sun 26 August 4pm - 5pm Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

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Talk & Music

Talk

Talk

Children & Families

Children & Families

Sacred Sound Journey £6

Where Science Meets The Spirit – The DNA Music Of The Human Genome £8 (£6)

An Introduction To Classical Music For Beginners By Patricia Thomas By Donation

Play And Pray For Families With Primarily Under 5s £6

What’s The Story – With Marie-Louise Cochrane By Donation

Mon 6, Weds 15, Mon 20 August 2pm - 3pm

Tue 7 & Tue 14 August 6pm - 8pm

Weds 8 August 4pm - 5pm

Thurs 9 August 9.30am - 11am

Thurs 9 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127) Experience the deepest relaxation as you are bathed in the rich and nurturing sounds of the Tibetan bowls, healing drum and gentle flute song. A chance to rest and journey in a magical soundscape to ease ache and pains and feel stresses melt away. Hosted by Scottish sound healer Suzanne Harris. www.soundsphere.org.uk

Renowned composer Stuart Mitchell’s lecture discusses the elemental patterns he’s discovering in music after assimilating data from the human genome. This groundbreaking work has begun to unlock, as he puts it, ‘the score of Creation’ and the influence of resonance on the physical and metaphysical world around us.

An introduction to classical music using recordings and interactive conversation giving the listener a chance to share with others their impressions of and feelings about the music played.

‘I don’t get a chance to pray, I have the children with me’ There are oodles of ways of making prayer fun and yet real; something families can do together in the midst of the ‘untidiness’ of everyday life. Come and try praying with bubbles, play-doh, bodies and imagination! www.epiphanygroup.org.uk Family ticket: £6 for 1 adult + up to 2 children, £8 for 2 adults + up to 4 children.

www.stuart-mitchell.com

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Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Join us in our magical Persian Tent as professional storyteller

Marie-Louie Cochrane

delights us with her traditional tales. Suitable for all ages.


Talk

Talk

Talk

Music

Workshop

Scots In The Caribbean – Scotland’s Hidden History By Donation

The Message Of Karabel: Democracy, Theocracy And Hypocrisy By Donation

The Story Of A 94 Year Old Mother By Donation

KHANTARA £8 (£6)

Avoiding The Pitfalls With GP Taylor – A Writer’s Guide To Publishing £3

Thurs 9 and Thurs 23 August 6pm - 8pm

Fri 10 and Fri 17 August 6pm - 8pm

Sat 11 and Sat 18 August 6pm - 8pm

Sat 11 August 9pm - 10pm Sun 12 August 8pm - 9pm

Mon 13 August 6pm - 7pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

The real-life story of a mother who battled for almost a century against the authoritarian regimes of Stalin, the Shah of Iran and the malignant international forces of occupation and exploitation in the East, eventually finding herself a serene and peaceful resting place beside her children in Turkey.

Led by Colombian multiinstrumentalist and composer Anthar Kharana, whose majestic vocals range from mellow femininity to growled mongolian throat-song, and weaving the stunning richness of traditional gaitas (Colombian Flutes) and driving tambores percussion with bouzouki, cajon and traverse flute, this is the exhilaratingly brilliant soundscape of Colombia.

The history of Scotland has expanded to include the Caribbean. Yet it is not widely known that most Jamaicans have family connections with Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow have strong historical links with Jamaica. This association extended from ordinary houses in Edinburgh to grand landmarks such as the Necropolis and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. This lecture by Professor Geoff Palmer will surprise and enlighten.

This is the story of a tragic incident which happened in the 680AD, only 60 years after Prophet Mohammad introduced Islam as a universal religion. The event continues to have profound implications for the political, spiritual and moral framework of today’s society, and questions the surrender of the truth to falsehood.

www.khantara.com

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Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127) How to get ahead in the Publishing Business. How to get a publisher - deal with the press and get a movie deal - all you need to know from writing a book to seeing it on the shelves. Ideal for those setting out on the creative journey who want all the insider gossip and knowledge. Funny - informative and not to be missed by any budding writer.


Children & Families

Music

Poetry

Children & Families

Young Adults & Community

What’s The Story – With Mio Shapley By Donation

Steamer Lane By Donation

Poetry In The Persian Tent, For Old Macdonald Had A Farm For Africa £10

What’s The Story – With Duncan Mackintosh By Donation

The Long And Winding Road Free

Thurs 16 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Sat 18 August 2pm - 3pm Sat 25 August 8pm - 9pm

Weds 22 - Sun 26 August 11am - 12pm

Thurs 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Fri 24 August 7pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127) Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Mio Shapley joins us in our magical Persian Tent with traditional tales and music from Japan. Suitable for all ages.

Steamer Lane comes together for an hour of soft rock and gentle folk music. Share and enjoy their fresh vocal harmonies. Members of the band have toured extensively through the Czech Republic, Norway, Switzerland and have also appeared on BBC national TV and Scottish Television.

A series of poetry readings over five days featuring leading and up-and-coming poets from Scotland and beyond. Retreat from the Festival’s hurly-burly for an hour, and help raise money for a great charity. Your M.C. will be Stephanie Green.

www.cdbaby.com/cd/ STEAMERLANE

https://sites.google.com/ site/stephgreen1/poetryin-the-persian-tent

www.myspace. com/1steamerlane

To find out the final list of poets, click on:

Jackie Kay, John Glenday, Vicki Feauer plus others.

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Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. World travelling storyteller Duncan Mackintosh brings tales of Africa to the Persian Tent to entertain and delight us. Suitable for all ages.

Have you ever been on pilgrimage? Walked the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela? Completed the Hajj? Received the Birkat Kohanim at the Wailng Wall? Come and ask your own questions or share your own experience at this informal session for late teens and twentysomethings. Refreshments will be available to purchase.


Poetry & Music

Massage

Workshop

Spiritual

Workshop

Poetry & Music To Soothe The Soul By Donation

CHILL OUT ZONE £15 - £30

Punjab’n De Rasoi Cookery Classes £20/25*(£19/23.75*)

Mindfulness @ Lunchtime Free

Transmission – A Meditation For The New Age Free

Sat 25 August 6pm - 7pm

Fri 3 - Mon 27 August 10am - 6pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Terrace at St. John’s (Venue 127)

Various days and times 5 - 27 August see website for details

Tuesdays all year round 12.15pm - 2pm

Punjab’n De Rasoi Social Enterprise Community Cafe 122-124 Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DT

St Mark’s, Castle Terrace (Venue 125)

Poetry: the development of imaginative expression through beautifully constructed words has been an art form for an unfathomable length of time. Join Dr Kion Ahadi, academic researcher, poet and writer and Troy Kamal, accountant, poet and musician (lead rapper of Not the Masons) to share in an evening of poetry and music, which will hopefully lighten and soothe the soul www.notthemasons.com www.theearthcycle.com

“...a quiet haven away from the frenetic pace of Edinburgh during the Festival...” Complementary therapies available this year: Japanese Acupressure Massage Indian Head Massage • Hand and Foot Massage • Natural Face Lift Massage • On Site Seated Massage • Reflexology, Reiki • Hopi Ear Candling. For every treatment £5 is donated to FOSP’s 2012 charities.

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Enjoy the taste of the Punjab in the heart of Leith. Treat your tastebuds to a 2 hour cooking masterclass and learn how to make authentic vegetable, chicken* or fish* curry. 4 places available per session or group bookings of 8. Punjab’n De Rasoi is a social enterprise project providing services to the local community. www.sikhsanjog.com

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Stop for a while, come and find peace and mindfulness @ lunchtime – guided sitting and walking meditation, enjoying our food together, mindfully in silence, and ending with a short silent meditation, returning to the world refreshed! Mindfulness is gently bringing our attention to the present moment, involving our inherent capacity for healing and renewal. Please bring your own lunch.

Thurs 9, Weds 22 August 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Doors open 7.15pm) Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QH Transmission meditation is a simple form of group meditation that provides both a dynamic service to the world (Karma yoga) and a powerful technique for personal growth (Laya yoga). It is a spiritual practice that affects the entire evolution of humanity for the better.

www.edinburgh-unitarians.org.uk www.interbeing.org.uk

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Workshop

Music

Community

Talk

The Trouble With Boys Is The Trouble With Men £10 (£7.50)

A Concert For All: The Piano In The Hands Of Chopin Free ticketed event (£5 recommended donation)

The Labyrinth And The Journey £30 (£25)

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings – An Introduction To Humanity’s Spiritual Legacy Free

Sat 11 August 1pm - 5pm

Mon 13 August 7.30pm - 8.30pm

14 - 16, 21 - 23 August 10am - 3.30pm

Thurs 16 August 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

The Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3BL

Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

How do we create the dependable, liberated, and highly evolved men needed in our local communities to be compelling examples required for boys and young men to grow up into selfassured but non-abusive men? Through shared story, discussion and inter-active dialogue, Michael Boyle, founder of a Abandofbrothers, shares one answer to this question in their creation of a rites of passage community that supports and allows men to make a meaningful difference in the lives of local youth.

Invention – Melody – Brilliance – Calm – Confidence – Inner Peace. The Polish composer Frederick Chopin had them all. Colin Kingsley, a pianist longestablished in Edinburgh, will give a recital to display Chopin’s style, quality and atmosphere, plus a few items from his contemporaries and his background influences, Bach and Mozart. Performed in the beautiful setting of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.

In partnership with The ManKind Project UK

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

Di Williams MBE, labyrinth facilitator and author, introduces the labyrinth as an integrating way of participating in a journey of trust. The labyrinth awakens the imagination to step metaphorically into the unknown in the company of the Sacred. The day includes: • an introduction to the practice of walking labyrinths • opportunity to walk the Emmaus Labyrinth • creative reflective process • Lunch provided

An introduction to that great body of wisdom at the heart of all spiritual teachings given throughout the ages, which underpin our spiritual interconnectedness, as part of one divine family. The Ageless Wisdom teachings throw greater light on the mysteries of the universe, the nature of our Being, and the underlying synthesis between science and religion.

www.diwilliams.com

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50p per ticket donated to Charity


Talk

Community

Talk

Workshops

Crop Circles, UFOs & World Transformation Free

Visit The Glasshouses – Doors Open Day Free

From The Beatles To Beethoven – The Artist As Hero £5

Breadmaking For Beginners £35

Tue 21 August 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Doors open 7.15pm)

Thurs 23 August Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Thurs 23 August 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Sat 25 August 9.30am - 1.30pm

Glasshouses, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Terrace, EH10 5HF

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

Garvald Bakery, 454 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 2RN

Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH The growing occurrence of Crop Circles and UFOs is connected to a major shift in the consciousness of humanity - and to a fundamental turning point on our evolutionary path. They relate to the return among us of the Masters of Wisdom and Maitreya the World Teacher - and to the awakening of humanity to the spiritual basis of life.

Artlink invites the public to visit the Glasshouses project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Come and see round the facilities at the Glasshouses, Growing Plots, Community Gardens and the Orchard. Artwork will be on display, refreshments available. Artlink works hard to increase opportunities for individuals who experience disadvantage or disability to take part in the arts in Edinburgh and the Lothian area.

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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A multimedia talk/presentation by Mike Hall. Join us on a Magical Mystery Tour that travels back through time. You will stop off at Strawberry fields, ‘The Ace of Spades’ and Magical Pagodas to arrive at a destination where you can be spiritually free. Mike is currently President of The Edinburgh Theosophical Society. He has two plays professionally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This half-day course will provide an introduction to bread baking for complete beginners. All ingredients are organic and you will take home everything you make, along with the recipes so you can recreate them at home. Class size is limited to 7 people, and booking is essential. In association with Garvald Edinburgh, providing creative opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. www.garvaldedinburgh.org.uk

50p per ticket donated to Charity


Community

Art Exhibition

Community

Community

Poverty Over: A Minute For Peace Free

Poverty Over: Christian Aid Touring Exhibition Free

Garden Of Contemplation Free

Meet Your Muslim Neighbour Free

Daily throughout August 1pm - 1.01pm

Mon - Sat in August 9am - 1pm; 2pm - 5pm Sun in August 12pm - 3pm

Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week throughout August Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, EH12 6AU

Blackhall Mosque, 1 House O’Hill Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2AJ

St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW Whilst we in Edinburgh celebrate Festivals, too many people in our world know no festivals and yearn for peace. At 1 o’clock every day during August in St Mary’s Cathedral, we pause in silence for one minute, starting with the lighting of a candle for peace and ending with a simple prayer. www.cathedral.net

St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW3 Taking poverty as its theme, this exhibition explores the void between those inside the poverty trap and those privileged enough to be on the outside looking in. The centrepiece is a specially commissioned sculpture created by British artist Mel Howse. Kathy Galloway, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, will be guest preacher at the Cathedral Festival Eucharist, 10.30am, Sunday 19 August.

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the ‘country church in the heart of the city’. Just sit and be in the sacred space or follow the prayer path of meditation around the garden of the church. The Good Shepherd Church designed by Robert Lorimer is one of the city’s hidden gems. http:/site.goodshepherdmurrayfield.org.uk

5th August 8.15pm - late

Blackhall Mosque welcomes you to observe the late afternoon prayer which will be around 7.30pm. Enjoy a tour of the Mosque, an opportunity to meet the children and staff; this will also include a question and answer session to learn more about Ramadan. To finish off you are invited to a meal which will mark the end of the fast for that day around 9.00pm. Open to those of all faiths or none.

www.cathedral.net

tickets available from www.festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Worship and Music at St John’s Sunday 5 August 9.30 Matins

10.30 Eucharist

An English Impressionist

A Little Knight Music

Te Deum & Jubilate in F - John Ireland Greater love - John Ireland

Mass in E flat, Cantus Missae - J. Rheinberger Ave verum corpus - J. Rheinberger For He Shall Give His Angels - Mendelssohn

Our Festival Worship opens with a celebration of the music of John Ireland who died 50 years ago, featuring his famous anthem, Greater Love,

6.00pm The Launch of the Festival of Spirituality & Peace 2012

Written following his rejection of the Cecilian movement, Rheinberger’s glorious Mass for double choir harks back to the splendours of Venice and the principles of cori spezzati.

Sunday 12 August ‘Gabrieli 400’ A feast of polychoral sacred music to celebrate the anniversary of Giovanni Gabrieli who died 400 years ago today, featuring the period instruments of the Scottish Gabrieli Ensemble

9.30 Matins ‘Herr Gott, dich loben wir’- Praetorius Jubilate a 8 - G. Gabrieli Plaudite omnis terra - G. Gabrieli The morning canticles, delivered in 12 voices resounding around the church,

10.30 Eucharist

6.00 Evensong

Missa a 12 - G. Gabrieli Agnus Dei (Laetatus Sum) - Victoria

Magnificat a 12 - Andrea Gabrieli Nunc dimittis - G.P. da Palestrina

Gabrieli’s Mass for three choirs is coupled with Victoria’s beautiful 12-voice Agnus Dei and works by Monteverdi and Hassler,

Our miniFestival finishes with Andrea Gabrieli’s monumental Magnificat, and Palestrina’s only 12-voice motet,

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Worship and music at St John’s Sunday 19 August 9.30 Matins Te Deum - Jean Huré Cantique de Jean Racine - G. Fauré Suite Gothique - L. Boëllmann The richness and beautiful lines of French Romantic choral music is paired with Boëllmann’s ever-popular Suite Gothique.

10.30 Eucharist

6.00pm

Sing a new song

An Edinburgh Evensong

Missa Brevis - John Hoyle They that wait upon the Lord - Walker

Responses - Pete Silver Psalm - Alistair Dinnie Evening Canticles - Kenneth Leighton

The Choir of St John’s has become something of a champion of the music of John Hoyle. This colourful, somewhat jazzy Mass receives its first full performance.

Music from our capital city: works by two current members of St John’s Choir accompany Leighton’s exciting canticles.

Sunday 26 August

9.30 Matins St. John’s, Edinburgh Service - Hutchings Seek him that maketh the seven stars - J Dove Motoric rhythms and pungent harmonies here, including Hutchings’ recentlydedicated morning canticles.

10.30 Eucharist

6.00 Evensong

Sunday Morning Jazz

Magnificat - G. Finzi Nunc dimittis - G. Holst Go down, Moses - M. Tippett

Chilcott’s Mass, originally scored for upper voices and piano is performed here in its fourpart SATB arrangement, complete with double bass and drum kit! Toe-tapping stuff!

Our Festival Worship closes with early 20th century masterpieces, some originally designed for the concert hall.

A Little Jazz Mass - B. Chilcott Irish Blessing - B. Chilcott

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CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR

HAVE YOU VISITED THESE OTHER FESTIVAL ‘MUST SEES’ AT ST JOHN’S (VENUE 127)?

Thanks Special thanks are due to the many organisations and individuals who have helped establish the Festival of Spirituality and Peace over the last decade and especially to St John’s Church (whose original inspiration it was) and to Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association (who have partnered with us since 2005). So many individuals have also helped but this year I owe deepest thanks to Katherine Newbigging, our coordinator, without whose unfailing diligence the Festival would literally have been impossible. The Festival of Spirituality and Peace has now been established as an independent charity and I am extremely grateful to those who have agreed to become trustees. As we seek to put the Festival on a sustainable basis for the future we welcome any offers of practical help, especially in areas such as book-keeping, marketing, website or social networking, PR, fundraising, venue management, friends organisation or programming. If you are interested please contact me.

An absolute must if you like buying contemporary work from the makers, artists and designers. Over 80 exhibitors, changing at weekends. www.westendfair.co.uk

ONE WORLD SHOP During the Festival, visit our award-winning shop which is open Monday to Sunday and drop in to our Fair Trade Marquee opposite the shop, filled with an enticing array of hand crafted products, supporting communities across the globe. Delicious fair trade foods and drinks for you to sample. Open 7 days 10am - 6pm. www.oneworldshop.co.uk

HENDERSON’S @ St JOHN’S The atmospheric barrel-vaulted dining room can seat up to 80 people and offers the very best in contemporary vegetarian cookery at prices that won’t hurt your pocket. The ideal place to relax over coffee and a cake, a light snack or a drink. www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk/st-johns.php

PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTRE An information network for groups across Scotland, both faith-based and secular, concerned for peace, ecological responsibility and justice. www.pjrc-edinburgh.org.uk

CORNERSTONE BOOKSHOP An ecumenical bookshop with an inclusive ethos. Stocks a wide range of specially crafted cards, candles and gifts. www.cornerstonebooks.org.uk

Andrew Newman, Director andrew@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Civic Cafes The Festival of Spirituality and Peace also organises invitation-only dialogues on key issues - bringing people together from different disciplines and perspectives, with the objective of making change possible. To know which topics are being pursued, please see: http://festivalofspirituality.org.uk/civic-cafes 2012 working themes are: • Homelessness • The Sectarian Divide • Collaboration of Edinburgh’s smaller festivals • Continued work in ‘Women as Leaders’ • Forgiveness as a community practice If you would like to participate or commission an area of work, please email: events@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

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Nourish the body, the mind and the spirit in our nomad’s tent...

Persian Rug Village Nomadic Tent Experience Saturday 3 – Monday 27 August 10am Once again Persian Rug Village has been invited back to St John’s Church We invite you to our nomad’s tent where you can relax and experience our unique cultural programme daily from 10am until 10pm Try our mouth-watering home-cooked Persian Mezze & Saffron Rice, a cup of Persian Mint & Honey Tea and fruit-flavoured Shisha Pipe

Storytelling, Poetry Recitals, Cultural Films about the East, Topical Discussions, Question & Answer Sessions, Handicrafts and Rugs on show. Delicious Home-cooked Persian Mezze in the Church Hall & Outside in St John’s East Terrace (Venue 127)

Contact us on 0131 466 7071 or email us at: persianrugvillage@gmail.com Visit our rug gallery - 9am till 6pm 34 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DA www.persianrugvillage.com


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FoSP 12 Programme  

FoSP is one of Edinburgh's most exciting and diverse Festivals. It features 400 activities in across 21 venues in August. With top-quality s...

FoSP 12 Programme  

FoSP is one of Edinburgh's most exciting and diverse Festivals. It features 400 activities in across 21 venues in August. With top-quality s...

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