If you fancy not only coming to the ‘Strictly Cycling’ performance outside the Town Hall at 11am on Sunday but also joining in for (some of?) the cycle ride along the Prom and then the cycle track to the Mela at Leith Links, then why not dress up your bike for the occasion?!
After the 30 minutes ‘cycle-about’ show (11am to 11.30am on Sunday September 1st 2013) outside the Town Hall, they’ll take an hour’s break (11.30 to 12.30) before setting off from the Cake stand on the Prom at the bottom of Marlborough Street at 12.30 to cycle along the promenade to Leith links, with as many cycle of us as feel like joining them!
Not so much Car Free Day as Bike Full Day — Sunday September 1st 2013!
Strictly Cycling (Raysto Images!
Strictly Cycling is an exciting new ‘cycle-about’ show combining improvisation, choreography and visual performance. The performance plays with the everyday events and experiences of riding a bike, adding a hint of the surreal and comical, to change the way you think about cycling and your city spaces.
Strictly Cycling is a strolling / cycling, promenade-style performance inspired by the flash mob phenomenon.
The performance will last about 30minutes. Then the company will take a break from 11.30 to 12.30 before setting off from the Cake stand on the Prom at the bottom of Marlborough Street to cycle along the promenade to Leith links, with as many cycle mob followers as feel like joining them! So come to the performance outside the Town Hall at 11am and
then join in for as much of the cycle ride along the Prom and then the cycle track to the Mela at Leith Links as you feel like.
29th June orchard 10.00 till 2.00pm
The summer pruning workshop will be led by David Catt From Borders Organic Gardening Group from 11.00am till 12.00pm. Teaching will be at 11.00 till noon. We are asking for a donation for the tuition (Around £5.00). This will go towards the cost of mowing the orchard. Bring gloves secateurs if you have them .
Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court , Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
Art For All is delighted to announce that North Edinburgh Arts has agreed to host a film screening of the ground-breaking film by the 350.org team Do The Math! This film is important in the global and local sense as it encapsulates the current state of the environmental predicament. It poses tough questions that we all need to ask ourselves. Have we reached a tipping point in May 2013 when scientists measured 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere? 350.org, NASA, and many other scientific groups reckon that we need to reduce our carbon in the atmosphere to 350 for a safe level for the Earth-and ourselves ultimately! None of us has the answer individually, but perhaps together we do!
Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court , Edinburgh EH4 4TZ Telephone: 0131 315 2151
Family friendly cycle to the Pedal on Parliament ride from the Meadows to the Scottish Parliament.
More details to be posted closer to the event on Sunday 19th May.
Here’s the event for POP2 itself: https://www.facebook.com/events/290581654397071/
More details http://pedalonparliament.org/
“The Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Bill is designed to give people the opportunity to step in and improve life on their doorsteps and the moribund spaces nearby. The bill is expected to include an “urban right to buy”, allowing communities to purchase land and buildings in a similar way to rural areas (though whether government money will be available remains to be seen). It also looks set to provide a “community right to grow”, letting groups take over disused land while the owner waits to develop or sell it”
Read more here:
You may already know — but we’ve just heard that there is an open event at Earthy in Porty tonight.
They will be talking about it becoming space for local people who want space to work in. The website http://www.earthy.uk.com/ calls it a community hub.
The meeting starts at 7pm. This is an opportunity to support and develop a really valuable resource in our community (both the shop and the proposed community space), so do come if you can.
Hope to see you there!
Portobello is now a fairtrade town. On Tuesday 26 Feb there will be free samples of fairtrade products for customers in Scotmid from 10am — 12 noon.
What is it?
Scots Together is a collective purchasing collaboration which enables residents of Scotland to get together to buy their energy more cheaply, by negotiating as a group to get a better deal with the energy companies.
Opens Monday 18 February and closes on Sunday 17 March 2013
Scots Together partnership between Changeworks, the Eden Project, and uSwitch, based on a successful scheme in Cornwall called ‘Cornwall Together’.
It’s free to access and use. Go to the www.scotstogether.com website with a recent energy bill in hand to register your details in order to become a member of the group.