Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Extinction Rebellion, benefit and next performances

First things first:
the first day of EXTINCTION REBELLION !!!
I chatted to my husband recently and rediscovered that i am at heart an activist, (lots gets buried when you have 5 children), I am known to rant!
So we hope and pray for our future of this beautiful and wonderful planet and ecosystem we are a part of.

Back to Saturday night:
Big thank you to Miranda, Helen and Dhruv: Nordic Skiers who came to play for us - they are now back in the recording studio for two days.
Skye is also creating an EP.
Exciting times....
and a real privilege to hear them all. Live music what a joy!

It was lovely to hear the gentleness, range and humour of Nordic Skiers, their first gig!
and then to hear Skye who has performed a lot in the past year, is so at home on stage and is 'a force of nature,'
complimentary and contrasting singer songwriters.


Thank you to Belinda for the photo
and Anna for poster design.

Off to Kestle Barton on Thursday to recce the space with Colin, hoping for good weather.

Blog i didn't finish and therefore post!.....from April 3rd

"We are arts and culture practitioners, and invite you to join us in Declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency together, on April 3rd. In our Declaration, we pledge to work with communities in tackling this emergency, we call for Truth, Action and Justice, and we express the value of Arts and Culture in imagining and forging better ways of relating to each other and the living planet."
Last Friday the voting members of Shallal, voted to support Extinction Rebellions vision. We are preparing a declaration of emergency ( as suggested by Culture declares emergency) and believe with them that ....
"Culture gives space to articulate our place and survival in the web of life.
In studies of systemic interconnectedness, the energy and resilience of a system are where connections and links are the strongest; participation, diversity, plurality and variability the greatest.
Through its convening powers, culture brings people together across differences of generation, heritage, gender, class and working expertise to find commonality: all perspectives can be drawn on to create the future we want to live in. Celebratory social spaces allow us to to look backwards and forwards in time, where our collective knowledge, intuition and a sense of wonder at what is possible come together."

I had along conversation with my husband around politics ( my dislike of ) and he said you are really more an activist!
(Lightbulb moment and memories of activism in my 'youth.')
For me Shallal and inclusion is a form of activism, we create microcosms of how life could be, if: we acted to try to include and value everyone in the room, if we share our gifts and all do our best. If we work from where we are, not judged by external standards.

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