Church against Violence
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Church against Violence

In recent years Christians in Scotland have been active in initiatives to address violence against women as a fundamental matter of faith. How can the recent Church of Scotland report be used to propel churches into action and to highlight our role in challenging gender inequality as the very root of violence against women?

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just Together
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

just Together

Bringing together the many strands of the festival in words, music, and dance. Featuring guest performers in a mix of cultures and wisdom. Giving thanks to the people who made the Festival, celebrating the highs and looking to the future. Not forgetting, of course, the hearty singing of Auld Lang Syne. Followed by a reception in the Hall until 10pm.

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Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poetry inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam
Aug
24
2:00 PM14:00

Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poetry inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam

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A reading in English and Arabic by poets Tessa Ransford and Iyad Hayatleh from their collaborative project 'Rug of a Thousand Colours' - inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam. As each poet translates the other, unpredictable but revealing symmetries emerge.

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My Name is Saoirse
Aug
23
10:00 PM22:00

My Name is Saoirse

A new play by Traverse 50 playwright Eva O'Connor, a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story in rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach-coloured bungalow with her Da and brother Brennan. Saoirse prefers running round the fields to chasing after boys, but her friend Dee has other ideas one fateful Friday night. 

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Tibetan Monks Dance and Music
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

Monks evoking the mysteries of a Tibetan Monastery. Buddhist monks present a colourful programme of sacred dance, music and Tantric prayer with traditional costumes, ceremonial masks and ancient monastic instruments – a magical window onto a world of reincarnation and mysticism.

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