Yearly Archives: 2015

Creative Carbon Scotland’s Summer Festival Season

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

We recently realised just how much we managed to fit in this summer! I bet you’d be surprised, we were!

Below is a collage of the events we have run this summer, not including our monthly Green Teases. They are in the following order: Going Green: Good for the Screen, “Achieving Social Change, Festival by Festival”, our Green Arts Initiative social media campaign, our #GreenFests blog, the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award, and the Fringe Swap Shops.

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To find out more about our summer activities take a look at our #GreenFests blog!

Also, just because the festival season is over don’t think that is the end of our Creative Carbon Scotland events!

This month we have our two Green Teases; the first on the 29th of September, an Edinburgh Green Spaces Barge Tour with Edinburgh & Lothian Green Spaces Trust (ELGT) , and the second, on the 30th of September in Glasgow, ‘A Space for Art’ with Dress for the Weather. We also have, coming up in October, our 50 Shades of Green: Stories of Sustainability in the Arts Sector conference at the Pearce Institute in Glasgow.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates of what CCS has planned!

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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The Gower Harvest Walk & Talk: sharing the gifts of Gower

The Harvest Festival is one of the oldest known festivals in the UK. It is traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon – the full moon closest to the Autumn equinox.

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Emergence invites you to a walk, a talk and a feast to celebrate Harvest time on Gower.

An invitation to a harvest supper with local produce…A time to mark the turning of the year…Meet with old friends and make new ones…Time and space to reflect, talk and share silence whilst walking…Make a pilgrimage to Arthur’s Stone, ancient heart of Gower… Share news about your community project…Be part of the Great Gower Veg Swap!

Plus….Listen to a fascinating talk about the deep mythology of Gower and Arthur’s stone from scholar, psychotherapist and teacher, Ian Rees of the Annwn Foundation.

Plus… A chance to visit the recently renovated Grade II listed,Stouthall Country Mansion one of the most beautiful buildings on Gower.

The Walk – Stouthall to Arthur’s Stone, Cefn Bryn

We walk together to Arthur’s Stone. There we celebrate the harvest by offering thanksgiving to the land. The walk is 4 miles, lasts roughly 45 minutes each way and covers uneven terrain. We stop for a picnic lunch on top. Wear suitable shoes and dress for the weather (sunscreen, waterproofs and a spare jumper!). Please bring packed lunch and water.

The Talk – The Ugly, Lovely Town, The Black Apple of Eden & Arthur the King, Ian Rees, BSc(Tech) DipSW CQSW UKCP REG.

This talk explores the importance of the embodied imagination, mythic consciousness and the power of place. A particular focus will be Arthur’s stone on Cefn Bryn; we will explore the imaginal significance of this ancient chamber tomb and the mythical Ffynnon Fair or Lady’s Well that ebbs and flows with the tide. Drawing on these ancient images of loss and connection we will consider the connection to depth, flow and ancestry in our own lives and in the collective life of community. The talk begins with a short experiential exercise centred on the body and the imagination.

The Feast – Harvest Supper

We come together to share a tasty and simple harvest supper of fresh bread, Welsh cheese and vegetable cawl.

Food Bank & Veg Swap!

As a harvest gift for others, we are collecting food for local food banks. Food banks rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, if you can, please bring a gift of in-date non-perishable food.  Also – do bring your home-grown produce for the Great Gower Veg Swap!! Bring your courgettes and go home with a cumcumber!

Booking Tickets

There are just 50 tickets available for this event priced at £10 waged, £5 no/ low wage. This helps cover the cost of supper for each guest. The event is not aimed at children, however we welcome young people at the discretion of, and if accompanied by an adult.

The Venue, Directions and Parking

Carreg Adventure, Stouthall, Reynoldston, Swansea, SA3 1AN. Phone (01792) 391386. Parking is very limited at Stouthall. We encourage lift sharing and biking to the venue. This map shows you how to get there.

Outline of the Day

11      Arrivals, Welcome, Introductions

12      Walk to Arthur’s Stone, Harvest Thanksgiving, Picnic

3        Refreshments back at Stouthall

3.30    Ian Rees Talk

5.30    Harvest Supper

6.30    Share news of Gower projects and Great Gower Veg Swap

7        Departures

Our Gratitude

This event is made possible with support from Gower Landscape Partnership, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, and the Welsh Government Sustainable Development Fund. It is part of a series of Emergence events entitled Marking the Past, Making the Future – creating spaces for a closer connection to the land and community.

Do you have questions about The Gower Harvest Walk & Talk: sharing the gifts of Gower? Contact Emergence

Hebrides Ensemble runs a Digital Masterclass using LoLa system

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

CCS Carbon Reduction Project Manager Fiona MacLennan recently attended a demonstration at Napier University’s Creative Industries department of an exciting new development in communications technology.

Hebrides Ensemble recently launched their Digital Programme with a digital masterclass using LOLA: LOw LAtency audio visual streaming system. Those of us who were lucky enough to attend witnessed the Composer James MacMillan and Hebrides Ensemble running a masterclass from Edinburgh on MacMillan’s Horn Quintet, with horn players located in London and Trieste.

Hebrides Ensemble’s quintet of performers, together with the composer himself assembled in a rehearsal room on the Napier Campus in Edinburgh and were able to rehearse with two young musicians, one based in the Royal College of Music in London and another in the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini located in Trieste. More information on this project can be found here .

For those of us watching, the musicians and the students were able to play together and interact and respond to visual and auditory cues which made the Masterclass impressively effective.

The online communication system which has been dubbed LoLa – in recognition of the extremely low latency, or delay, introduced into the signal during transmission can now operate with a delay that is so short that it is possible for musicians to play together in locations which are several thousands of miles apart.

The project was originally developed by the LoLa project team in the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini in collaboration with GARR, the Italian Research and Academic Network and they are actively promoting the use of the system worldwide.

Dr Paul Ferguson of the Creative Industries Department at Napier University has been working with the group in Trieste to replicate the system in the UK and has previously successfully demonstrated its use for a concurrent rehearsal involving musicians based in Edinburgh and London: see details here.

This latest demonstration has shown that the system can be just as effective over much larger distances. As part of a longer term research project, Hebrides Ensemble’s Digital Producer Gill Davies is working with Dr Ferguson and the team at Napier to allow professional musicians to connect to other musicians across Europe.

Although in its early stages the system is seen as having significant potential for helping artists based in locations which are remote from each to work together with high quality visual and audio communication. The team at Napier are interested in hearing from any members of the Arts Community in Scotland who would like to explore the use of the system for their own practice. To find out more click here or contact Fiona Maclennan if you would like to discuss the project further.


Hebrides Ensemble will be speaking about their LoLa system at our 50 Shades of Green: Stories of Sustainability in the Arts Sector conference on 6 October 2015. Get your ticket now!

 

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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EGO l ECO: Environmental Art for Collective Consciousness

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EGO|ECO is a collection of essays, artist descriptions and photographs documenting the Fall 2013 art exhibition, EGO|ECO: Environmental Art for Collective Consciousness at the California State University Fullerton Begovich Art Gallery. Curators Allison Town and Emily Tyler invited viewers to engage in a global conversation about human relationships with the earth―encouraging individual reflection and collective environmental mindfulness. Patrons were asked to remain aware of how they viewed each artist’s work and how their own interaction influenced their understanding of the artist’s message.

The curators proposed that by remaining aware of the act of perceiving―thinking about thinking―individuals become more actively engaged and open to critical digestion of ideas. Included in the exhibition catalog is a Director’s Forward by Mike McGee, essay by Patricia L. Watts (Founder/Curator of ecoartspace), Curatorial Statement by Allison Town and Emily Tyler, essays by both curators, descriptions of featured artwork including artist biographies, photographic documentation of the exhibit, art and opening reception, artist-in-residency projects by artist Nicole Dextras and associated educational programming.

Featured artists and collectives include: Vaughn Bell, Terry Berlier, Nicole Dextras (Artist-in-Residence), Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young), Green Patriot Posters (Dmitri Siegel and Edward Morris), Newton and Helen Harrison, Jacci Den Hartog, Chris Jordan, Alison Moritsugu, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Esther Traugot and Andre Woodward.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE

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ecoartapace ecoartspace is a nonprofit platform providing opportunities for artists who address the human/nature relationship in the visual arts. Since 1999 they have collaborated with over 150 organizations to produce more than 40 exhibitions, 100 programs, working with 400 + artists in 15 states nationally and 8 countries internationally. Currently they are developing a media archive of video interviews with artists and collection of exhibitions ephemera for research purposes. Patricia Watts is founder and west coast curator. Amy Lipton is east coast curator and director of the ecoartspace NYC project room.

A project of the Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs since 1999

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A Teaser: 50 Shades of Green

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We’re getting very excited about our upcoming 50 Shades of Green conference. Watch this video to get a sneak peak of what is in store!

Sign up (for free!) via Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - 50 Shades of Green: Stories of Sustainability in the Arts Sector

Find out more on our 50 Shades of Green Event Page. 

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland

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