RECLAIMING OUR STORIES DEPOWERING SHAME

Christina Milarvie Quarrell is a Poet Photographer Artist born and raised in the Govanhill Gorbals communities. Her work celebrates the values of people before profit.  Art is her passion and she utilises community arts as a basis for the creation and gathering of working class culture, poems, stories and songs. John Davis is a professor … Continue reading RECLAIMING OUR STORIES DEPOWERING SHAME

Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue, Sunday 11th June Teviot Row House Edinburgh, Doors Open 19.00.

End of Term Celebration  -   All Welcome Come and dance till you drop! For One Night Only We Present New Orleans' Finest  Americanna/Ameripolitan Act: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Sunday 11th of June 2017 Teviot Row House, Debating Hall  13 Bristo Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ Doors Open at 19:00 Ticket prices; Student £7.00, … Continue reading Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue, Sunday 11th June Teviot Row House Edinburgh, Doors Open 19.00.

Creating Convincing Narratives: We Are Haunted By Waters and Words:

Thanks to Katie Gallogly-Swann for posting this Orwell article on facebook (see link here). Today’s post – compares Orwell to the American author Norman Maclean (who has often been discussed on this blog). It aims to contrast the headmaster technical rational tone of Orwell with the more meaning orientated advice of Maclean, when considering the … Continue reading Creating Convincing Narratives: We Are Haunted By Waters and Words:

The First Steps To A Universal Early learning and Care Service?

Professor John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at the University of Edinburgh compares the Scottish Government’s plans for a quality, flexible, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare service to the Common Weal’s proposals for a universal service. Last Thursday, the Scottish Government published its action plan for how it will double the amount of … Continue reading The First Steps To A Universal Early learning and Care Service?

It Is A Matter Of When The Union Ends – Not If It Ends: Demographics, Not Racism, Will bring About An Independent Scotland And A United Ireland

In June 2015 I wrote in this blog post about the ironic way that unionists pointed the finger of extremism at Scotland with out ever reflecting on their own prejudice. https://peoplesrepublicofescotia.com/2015/06/02/extremism-prejudices-and-all-of-us-together/ My June 2015 blog piece also pointed out that we are all racist in some way or other. It argued that our racism can … Continue reading It Is A Matter Of When The Union Ends – Not If It Ends: Demographics, Not Racism, Will bring About An Independent Scotland And A United Ireland

There Are People in the World with Grace, Poise and Dignity: Learning From American Poetry, Words, and Song

Usually, it’s ‘easy’ to write the first sentence of an article. It’s ‘easy’ because it tells the truth of what’s to follow.  It should be ‘easy’ - even when that ‘easy’ truth may involve many competing truths.  The first line should tell you, very quickly, what the piece is about and start to provide a … Continue reading There Are People in the World with Grace, Poise and Dignity: Learning From American Poetry, Words, and Song

5 Things That Could Have Happened But Didn’t – In 2016.

Over the next two weeks the twitter-sphere and internet will be full of lists concerning 2016’s memorable moments, top ten’s and awkward regrets. Many people would wish that Brexit was not happening, that Clinton had won the USA election or that they themselves had exercised more effective decisions making in their more personal moment (e.g. … Continue reading 5 Things That Could Have Happened But Didn’t – In 2016.