Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story

We (Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn) will be presenting two events to accompany our work in the exhibition Scotland Small? at the Royal Scottish Academy in two weeks. Here is some information about the events:  

Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story  
Film screening & Q&A  
Saturday 2 July 2022 
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre | Royal Scottish Academy  
Free | Registration required 
2 – 3pm  

 

Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story is a short documentary film by Scottish filmmaker Glen Thomson. The film follows artists James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey as they navigate life on the Orcadian Isles and chronicles their immersion in its rich culture. They discuss the impact Orkney has had on them, and the philosophy behind Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. Orcadia documents McKenzie and O’Dempsey’s collaborative practice, and the first two acts of the experimental play that they developed during their residency.  

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn: Act 4  
Live Performance  
Sunday 3 July  
RSA Lower Galleries  
Free | Registration required  
1 – 1:30pm 

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn will employ their body of work exhibited in Scotland Small? as props, backdrop, and stage for Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn: Act 4. The fourth act, they describe as “a stage act of performing alter egos and experimental performance.” 

Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn is an artist collective consisting of James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey as abiding contributors and includes anyone that the pair collaborate with when operating as Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. It is a vehicle for experimentation, collaboration and developing ideas within the realms of fine art, performance art, spoken word, poetry, music, and theatre. 

You can register to attend our events here

Scotland Small?, RSA Lower Galleries runs 25 June – 24 July 2022

Volunteers Wanted for Free Yoga Classes!

To support body symphonies teacher training sessions. 

Thank you to all who came the last time, it was fab and we really enjoyed the whole weekend.

I am posting the link again in case you wish to sign up for the next two occasions. One is June 18th-19th, the other is July 2nd and 3rd.  

Format:  June week-end :The trainees will be teaching one class each, all different classes. I am hiding in a corner not to interfere. We have teas, cake and savoury bits for after to thank you .

July week-end: I will be going around adjusting people, to remind them of what we discussed over the 15th month one last time before they set off. Not ideal if you prefer to avoid touch.

If you have any medical condition that requires special attention, I would ask you to please not join the weekends as they are simply for me to assess general level classes. The rest goes under special workshops and trainings one can choose to do to deepen afterwards. Feel free to e-mail me if in doubt.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at Yoga, Collective at studio 6.02.

annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk

World Fair Trade Day

A wee message to invite Edinburgh Palette residents and friends to an awesome, high energy World Fair Trade Day Concert this Saturday at The Usher Hall, with Skerryvore, Peatbog Faeries & Bombskare. https://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/world-fair-trade-day-gathering-2022 Tickets available by phone or online and with discount code WFTRADE22 at checkout, tickets are just £12 between now and Friday 🎸🪕🥁🎻🎺🎻🎸🥁😃

Yoga Collective at 6.02

We are four yoga teachers and we’re excited to be opening a studio in the building. We each have different styles and influences – iyengar, hatha, zen, astanga – but one thing in common. We’re passionate about offering yoga that benefits all bodies, all ages, all abilities and flexibilities.

Contact us on yogacollective.edinburgh@gmail.com and look out for class times, coming soon.

Drop us an email if you’re interested, we’d love to see you!

Volunteers Wanted for Free Yoga Classes over 3 Weekends!

Body Symphonies 300 hours Yoga Teacher and Practitioner Training is reaching the end of its first 15 months of life!

We are looking for 5-6 people, no need for them to be the same people, beginners please or new to yoga even, to come and be taught by the trainees on the following dates and times:

21st-22nd MAY;
18th-19th JUNE;
2nd-3rd JULY

SATURDAYS: 10:30 TO 11:30 AM, 11:45AM TO 12:45PM, 2:15-3:15 PM

SUNDAYS:12:30-1:30 PM

Please send an email to annamaria@bodysymphonies.co.uk  to reserve your space.

Sessions will be held at the beautiful new studio at Yoga, Collective. Studio 6.02, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Palette, London Road.

Looking forward to connect 🙂

Annamaria

Coco Counselling in Communities Makers Market

We are CoCo Counselling in Communities (www.cocoed.org.uk), a small not-for-profit counselling organisation based in the Southside of Edinburgh. We offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy to all those in the community seeking support for their mental health. Our premise is that all people should have access to affordable counselling within their community, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to our indoor work, we offer a unique ‘walk and talk’ service for those who seek solace in the outdoors.

On Saturday 28th May we will be holding a Makers Market to raise funds for our much-needed affordable counselling service. The market will consist of around 14 traders, all local makers and artists. In addition, there will be refreshments, music and a silent auction where people can bid for a range of prizes.

Community Carol Concert at the Granton Gas Holder

Christmas Carol Concert led by Edinburgh College taking place at Forthquarter Park by the Granton Gasholder Thursday 9th December at 6pm.

It is a free outdoor event, with some complimentary mulled wine and mince pies on offer provided by North Edinburgh Arts café. The music will be led by the Edinburgh College music department, including the Edinburgh College Chamber Choir, String Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet. There will be carol sheets for singing along!

https://facebook.com/events/s/community-carol-concert-at-the/259818786204101/

Lunch-time Pop-Up Event (External)

Would you be interested in doing a lunchtime pop-up event in a corporate building?
We’ve got a big lobby space where you could advertise your brand with some promotional materials like flyers etc. or even sell your product on the spot. All that with no cost.

We are based at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street Edinburgh.
Atria One is occupied by 17 large companies. On average we have around 200-400 employees coming in to work from the office each day.

Pop-ups take place in our lobby area.

It is entirely up to yourself how you want to use the space. You can have a banner, promotional materials, product you want to sell etc. From our side, we can provide a table or a few. However, if there is anything in particular you need, just let me know and we can see what are the options for organising it.

In the past, we had businesses like Hot Yoga, Massage and Glow, Candle and co, Wee bee company, Le Petit Cafe, Pure Gym and more.

In November we are planning to host pop-ups on the 17th and in December on the 8th. Let me know if that is suitable.

Ps. Just to remember… to be in the building you will need to have a valid licence or insurance so you are safe 🙂.

Contact Anna for more information: atriafoh@atriabuilding.co.uk

 

St Margaret’s House Tenants Interviews, The University of Edinburgh

My name is Coll and I’m 4th year Architecture student at the University of Edinburgh and am currently researching for my dissertation which explores secondary use of buildings. St Margaret’s House is an incredible example of utilising a space and creating a thriving economy out of a forgotten building.

The strength, to me, lies in its huge diversity of tenants. I hope to document and understand the nature of the spaces that you all have and your stories and experiences at St Margaret’s House. To do this, I would love to have a chat with you about your experience here and document the space you are currently in, both through a few photographs and, if possible, a 3D LIDAR scan of the room – I’m doing this to get a cross section of the community here in as rich a way as possible. This is by no means prescriptive and I am happy to work with you to best get the information I’m looking for, I also understand that time is precious and so I will make sure to be as quick as possible in chatting and getting the photos/scans, around 30-45 minutes tops!

If you are interested in being involved then please get in touch, my contact details are:

Email: colldrury@gmail.com

Instagram: @coll_dis_arc