Persian Tent

 

Sacred Sound Journey

£6

 

Where Science Meets

The Spirit – The DNA Music Of The Human Genome

£8 (£6) Cancelled

 

 

 

Mon 6, Weds 15, Mon 20 August

2pm - 3pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Tue 7 & Tue 14 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Experience the deepest relaxation as you are bathed in the rich and nurturing sounds of the Tibetan bowls, healing drum and gentle flute song. A chance to rest and journey in a magical soundscape to ease ache and pains and feel stresses melt away. Hosted by Scottish sound healer Suzanne Harris.

 

www.soundsphere.org.uk

 

Renowned composer Stuart Mitchell’s lecture discusses the elemental patterns he’s discovering in music after assimilating data from the human genome. This ground-breaking work has begun to unlock, as he puts it, ‘the score of Creation’ and the influence of resonance on the physical and metaphysical world around us.

 

www.stuart-mitchell.com

 

 

 

 

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Cancelled

An Introduction To

Classical Music For Beginners By Patricia Thomas

By donation

 

Play And Pray For Families With Primarily Under 5s

£6

 

 

 

Weds 8 August 4pm - 5pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 9 August 9.30am - 11am

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

An introduction to classical music using recordings and interactive conversation giving the listener a chance to share with others their impressions of and feelings about the music played.

 

‘I don’t get a chance to pray, I have the children with me’

 

There are oodles of ways of making prayer fun and yet real; something families can do together in the midst of the ‘untidiness’ of everyday life. Come and try praying with bubbles, play-doh, bodies and imagination!

 

www.epiphanygroup.org.uk

 

Family ticket: £6 for 1 adult + up to 2 children, £8 for 2 adults + up to 4 children.

 

 

 

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What’s The Story –

With Marie-Louise Cochrane

By Donation

 

Scots In The Caribbean

– Scotland’s Hidden History

By Donation

 

 

 

Thurs 9 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 9 and Thurs 23 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.  Join us in our magical Persian Tent as professional storyteller Marie-Louie Cochrane delights us with her traditional tales. Suitable for all ages.

 

The history of Scotland has expanded to include the Caribbean. Yet it is not widely known that most Jamaicans have family connections with Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow have strong historical links with Jamaica. This association extended from ordinary houses in Edinburgh to grand landmarks such as the Necropolis and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. This lecture by Professor Geoff Palmer will surprise and enlighten.

 

 

 

 

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The Message Of Karabel: Democracy, Theocracy And

Hypocrisy

By Donation

 

The Story Of A

94 Year Old Mother

By Donation

 

 

 

Fri 10 and Fri 17 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Sat 11 and Sat 18 August 6pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

This is the story of a tragic incident which happened in the 680AD, only 60 years after Prophet Mohammad introduced Islam as a universal religion. The event continues to have profound implications for the political, spiritual and moral framework of today’s society, and questions the surrender of the truth to falsehood.

 

The real-life story of a mother who battled for almost a century against the authoritarian regimes of Stalin, the Shah of Iran and the malignant international forces of occupation and exploitation in the East, eventually finding herself a serene and peaceful resting place beside her children in Turkey.

 

 

 

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Khantara

£8 (£6)

 

Avoiding The Pitfalls With

GP Taylor – A Writer’s Guide To Publishing CANCELLED

 

 

 

Sat 11 August 9pm - 10pm

Sun 12 August 8pm - 9pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Mon 13 August 6pm - 7pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Led by Colombian multiinstrumentalist and composer Anthar Kharana, whose majestic vocals range from mellow femininity to growled mongolian throat-song, and weaving the stunning richness of traditional gaitas (Colombian Flutes) and driving tambores percussion with bouzouki, cajon and traverse flute, this is the exhilaratingly brilliant soundscape of Colombia.

 

www.khantara.com

 

How to get ahead in the Publishing Business. How to get a publisher - deal with the press and get a movie deal - all you need to know from writing a book to seeing it on the shelves. Ideal for those setting out on the creative journey who want all the insider gossip and knowledge. Funny - informative and not to be missed by any budding writer.

 

 

 

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CANCELLED

What’s The Story –

With Mio Shapley

By Donation

 

Steamer Lane

By Donation

 

 

 

Thurs 16 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Sat 18 August 2pm - 3pm

Sat 25 August 8pm - 9pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Mio Shapley joins us in our magical Persian Tent with traditional tales and music from Japan. Suitable for all ages.

 

Steamer Lane comes together for an hour of soft rock and gentle folk music. Share and enjoy their fresh vocal harmonies. Members of the band have toured extensively through the Czech Republic, Norway, Switzerland and have also appeared on BBC national TV and Scottish Television.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/STEAMERLANE

 

 

www.myspace.com/1steamerlane

 

 

 

 

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Poetry In The Persian Tent,

For Old Macdonald Had A Farm For Africa £10 (£8)

 

What’s The Story

– With Duncan Mackintosh

By Donation

 

 

 

Weds 22 - Sun 26 August 11am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

A series of poetry readings over five days featuring leading and up-and-coming poets from Scotland and beyond. Retreat from the Festival’s hurly-burly for an hour, and help raise money for a great charity. Your M.C. will be Stephanie Green.  To find out the final list of poets, click on:

 

https://sites.google.com/site/

stephgreen1/poetry-in-the-persian-tent

 

Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, John GlendayVicki Feaver plus others.

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.  World travelling storyteller Duncan Mackintosh brings tales of Africa to the Persian Tent to entertain and delight us. Suitable for all ages.

 

 

 

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The Long And Winding Road

FREE

 

Poetry & Music To

Soothe The Soul

By donation

 

 

 

Fri 24 August 7pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Sat 25 August 6pm - 7pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Have you ever been on pilgrimage? Walked the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela? Completed the Hajj? Received the Birkat Kohanim at the Wailng Wall? Come and ask your own questions or share your own experience at this informal session for late teens and twentysomethings. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

 

Poetry: the development of imaginative expression through beautifully constructed words has been an art form for an unfathomable length of time. Join Dr Kion Ahadi, academic researcher, poet and writer and Troy Kamal, accountant, poet and musician (lead rapper of Not the Masons) to share in an evening of poetry and music, which will hopefully lighten and soothe the soul.

 

www.notthemasons.com

www.theearthcycle.com

 

 

 

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Scotland The Journey Continues

£3

 

Sat 25 August 11am - 12pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Fife-born songwriter Alan Forrester introduces people he has met as his career took him around Scotland. Working first in local government, then university administration and now song writing, Alan came to know Scotland better through his travels and “became even more Scottish” as a result.  A joyful mixture of songs, readings, photos and painting.

 

With author Ron Halliday, poet Graham King and Radio West Fife.

 

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The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

 

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News

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

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

 

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