Perth Network

This is the latest news from the Perth and Kinross Eco-Congregation network.

 

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  • Would your church like to host a show about Cairo’s rubbish collectors?

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    The show “My Neighbourhood: Cairo’s Rubbish Collectors” by Christian Stejskal is on at the Edinburgh Just Festival on Friday 26th August. You can see the details here.

    This show is a colourful personal journey from my birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, whom I met during this pilgrimage. After finishing my walk in Axum, I returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen. Supporting myself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, I spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies and small triumphs. Through seven spoken word vignettes, photos and violin music performed live, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and my encounter with them.

    However, you could have this show at your church on Friday 2 Sept or Sat 3 Sept. They are currently four shows planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the organisers would like to stage other one in another Scottish city.

    The financial implications for the host would be “in-kind,” consisting of the following:

    Donation of space for the performance, including use of video projector that can be plugged into a laptop, a head mic to amplify the spoken-word narrations, and a spotlight on the performer. If they lack this equipment, I can try to arrange to bring with us. Advertising and dissemination of information about the event.

    If you are interested please contact Jamie Furniss Jamie.Furniss@ed.ac.uk
     

  • Making Way for Nature in our gardens, allotments, orchards and community spaces.

    This new guide from Tayside Biodiversity is available as a free download (PDF file) – here.

     

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  • Minutes from the Perth network group

    Minutes are available to download. 160229 PENG Notes

  • Perth Eco-Congregation Network meeting on Monday 29th February

    You are warmly invited to a Perth Eco-Congregation Network meeting on Monday 29th February, 7.30 – 9pm at St Matthews Church, Tay St, Perth PH1 5TF. Enter by the side door to the rear of the church and we are meeting in the first room on the left. Please get this date in your diaries!

     

     

  • Exciting new developments from the Local Networks Seminar 2015 – Report now available!

    The 2015 Local Networks Seminar took place in Dunblane on Saturday 26th September. This year the main themes discussed at the Seminar have been used to propose an exciting new way of providing web-based resources, which can be downloaded and printed out to encourage more participation in our congregations.

    After considering what other resources are available, the ECS Board now plans to invite individuals / congregations / networks, with the relevant experience and expertise, to contribute to developing and writing the new resources.

    Local Networks Seminar Report 2015  also lists a whole host of topics and speakers from networks all around the country (see Appendix 3). If you are not already involved in a network, take a look and see what you might be missing! Everyone is welcome at network meetings – you don’t have to be from a registered congregation. Full information about your local network can be found here.

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