Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thoughtful Thursday at the Festival

GET a peaceful start to Thursday morning with the last Healing in the Chapel at 10:30am. These sessions are for those of all faiths and none and are run by members of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers.

At 11am comes your second and final chance to see Liz Lochhead perform at St John's in today's Poetry in the Persian Tent. Liz Lochhead will be joined by … more information here.

Elsewhere in the city, Artlink invites you to Visit the Glasshouses at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. There will be free tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and artwork will be on display.

Today's Sacred Space will feature Mairi Campbell, multi-award winning musician, followed by Worship at One.

In the afternoon will be the second performance of African Traditional Songs with Grassroots Zimbabwe at 2pm followed by an hour of family entertainment.

This week's What's the Story will feature Duncan Mackintosh with tales of Africa at 4pm. At the same time in the Hall will be the final All Questions and No Answers workshop for parents.

Also at 4pm, Soweto Entsha will be performing. At 5:45pm will be Thursday's conversation, Conflict as a Force for Change. Malcolm Stern, co-founder of Alternatives at St James' Church in London, Maureen Jack from Christian Peacemaker Teams and Simon Keyes of the St Ethelburga's centre will be discussing the place of confrontation, polarisation and competition in a peaceful world. Chaired by the Rev Ewan Aitken from the Church of Scotland.

The Scottish Six is back yet again at 6pm, alongside the second talk from Professor Geoff Palmer, Scots in the Caribbean – Scotland's Hidden History.

A musical evening will follow, with Stuart McNair at 8pm. At 10pm the music of Pawet Odorowitz and the visuals of Robert Motyka come together with the poetry of Polish Nobel Prize Laureate Czeslaw Milosz to make Miliosz in Living Pictures, a unique, unmissable and simply beautiful show.

Over at the Theosophical Society at 7:30pm listen to From the Beatles to Beethoven – The Artist as a Hero, a multimedia talk and presentation by Mike Hall, described as a 'Magical Mystery Tour' back through time.

Don't forget about the Persian Tent Cafe and stay tuned for more tomorrow as the final week of FoSP winds down.

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