The Loving Earth project’s exhibition at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Dumbarton has been extended until 23rd January.
This lovely little exhibition exhibition was listed as one of the best cultural events in Scotland for COP26. The museum is easy to get to on the train and the small permanent collection at the Denny Tank is fascinating too – showing how model ships from the Cutty Sark to submarines were made and tested. Finish your visit with a stroll along the Clyde or Leven for a varied day out for people of all ages.
Loving Earth panels featured in two shop front exhibitions in Glasgow during COP 26, as well as in four other venues at the time.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, who helped organise these exhibitions has produced this great report with photos of all of them.
Caring for what we love in the face of Environmental threats
During the autumn we held two open conversations when invited speakers reflected on issues raised by some of the Loving Earth panels. These are now available online.
The November 3rd conversation, featured international speakers, and was held during the first week of the COP 26 talks. Speakers were Wopicho Apollo, from Uganda, Ed Tyler from Glasgow and Beverley Ward from Florida . More details of speakers are at on our events page.
The September 24th conversation featured Alistair McIntosh , Zarina Ahmed , Gillian McFarland, and Jon Slowe, all based in around Glasgow, together with Lindsey Fielder Cook from the Quaker United Nations Office. More details of the speakers are on the events page of our website.
Both events were hosted by Glasgow Quakers and introduced by Rici Marshall Cross, from the Loving Earth Project’s Steering Group.
Curiosity, Creativity and the Climate.
A recording of this Zoom conversation hosted by Christian Aid Scotland, on September 23rd 2021 , is now available here. Speakers exploring how creativity can inspire us to change the world were :
- ID Campbell, UNESCO artist
- David Coleman, Chaplain for Eco-Congregations Scotland
- Dr Anna Fisk, climate activist, theologian and knitter
- Rev Kathy Galloway, poet and hymn writer
- Linda Murgatroyd, Quaker Arts Network and Loving Earth Project co-ordinator
- Seonaid Knox, Prophetic Activist for Christian Aid, will guide our creative and curious conversations.
The Loving Earth display at the Scottish Maritime Museum is listed as one of the best cultural events in Scotland for COP26. It continues in Dumbarton until mid January next year
Best cultural events in Scotland for COP26 | The List
The exhibition at the lovely Gorbals Church opening 30 October till 14 November Fridays till Mondays is also very lovely. We will be holding textile workshop each weekend at one of these venues during COP 26 – see our events page for details . There is good parking at both venues and the Gorbals church is wheelchair friendly.
Other displays around Glasgow are equally good, though a little smaller. If you’re in town, there may be one near you!
Loving Earth Project COP26 press release
Over 200 Loving Earth Panels will be on display in and around Glasgow at the
time of COP26, and we will be holding a number of workshops in Glasgow . You can download a list of these here : LEP COP26 events poster lo res
Online events will include a poetry workshop on 25th October and a Loving Earth conversation with participants from different parts of the world, on 3rd November. Details are on our Events page.
Many more panels have already been shown around Britain in the run-up to this crucial conference and other displays are planned soon after.
A number of Loving Earth Project events will be taking place around Britain and on Zoom during September as we prepare for COP26. Details are on our events calendar.
Posters advertising these events in England and Scotland can be downloaded here:
LEP exhib poster scotland lo res sept 2021
LEP exhib poster England lo res sept 2021
You can also order some of our green heart postcards to send messages to Glasgow. If you’d like to do this but can’t send them back to us by the end of September, please drop us a line.
Our introductory video is now available with subtitles in Spanish, French and Dutch.
See our international page for details.
Our friends at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre suggested some participative elements to the Loving Earth exhibition that will be opening there on 11 August .
As well as a creative writing workshop and some sewing workshops, we have created a postcard for them to use .
Further postcards are now available on request for use in by groups and events, to help people engage with the challenges and share what they are doing to take action on climate change.
Groups of panels from the Loving Earth collection will be on display in a variety of settings over the summer. Details are on our Events page. You can download a poster here to help spread the word.
LEP exhib poster summer 21
A new video of a version of the Loving Earth meditation and exploration process is now available on our Resources page.
The language and pace of the resource is suitable for groups of young people and all-age groups. It is divided into three short sections with pauses between for activities and discussion.
A resource suggesting different ways the video it can be used is also available on our Resources page . Devised by Quakers, it is suitable for a wide range of groups whether faith groups or not.