Sticks and Stones



Scotland In Poland

Poland In Scotland





Fri 3 - Mon 27 August

Chapel at St. John’s (Venue 127)


Fri 3 - Mon 27 August

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)




Developed specifically for the space, Northern Ireland based artist Tommy Barr is exhibiting in the Chapel at St John’s. The exhibition seeks to create a sense of intimate calm at the heart of the busy Festival. The paintings reference ancient trees and stones (dolmens) which have been considered sacred or magical at some time in our history.




Curated by Richard Demarco and Terry Ann Newman, the exhibition entitled ‘Scotland in Poland: Poland in Scotland’ consists of drawings, paintings or collages inspired by the theme of the two symbols defining the best image of both countries – the images of their national patrons: St. Andrew of Scotland: The Black Madonna of Poland. The exhibition hosts international artists who will showcase their works for the very first time. High art with the Scottish and Polish heart is displayed throughout the Festival.

St John’s Mural



Poverty Over: Christian Aid Touring Exhibition





Throughout August

at St. John’s (Venue 127)


Mon - Sat in August

9am - 1pm; 2pm - 5pm

Sun in August 12pm - 3pm

St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW3




St John’s has become famous over the last 28 years for its murals commenting incisively, and often controversially, on topical issues.




Taking poverty as its theme, this exhibition explores the void between those inside the poverty trap and those privileged enough to be on the outside looking in. The centrepiece is a specially commissioned sculpture created by British artist Mel Howse. Kathy Galloway, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, will be guest preacher at the Cathedral Festival Eucharist, 10.30am, Sunday 19 August.



Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk


Or use our online contact form.


New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.


For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers


FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival


For more information please see the Performing page 

New online access!
Thanks for visiting our new website. Browse it to find out more about us and our events.