An Urgent Conversation for the Arts in Ireland

  "I’ll start with the obvious. Our current problems are not simply environmental. They’re social and, perhaps particularly, psychological – that’s why Amitav Ghosh refers to our global crisis as The Great Derangement. Until a few years back, I earned a living teaching, so I tend to see situations in terms of what we need…Read more An Urgent Conversation for the Arts in Ireland

Follow the International Findhorn New Story Summit live and in Kilkenny

Details on the Findhorn New Story Summit and the Kilkenny Summit Hub by Cathy Fitzgerald, a participant for the Summit from Ireland. This Findhorn summit follows the 2014 #PeoplesClimate march and the UN Climate summit in New York and discusses the call to action poem representing civil society 'Dear Matafele Peinem' by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Great Turning – the musical at Winchester Cathedral with June Boyce-Tillman

The Great Turning, a new work composed by June Boyce-Tillman will be an extravaganza featuring local community choirs and schoolchildren, over 400 performers at the stunning location of Winchester Cathedral, England. Is is based on The Great Turning frame

Stories and Art of the Great Turning – meeting authors and artists at Bristol book launch 2013

"The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world - we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world,…Read more Stories and Art of the Great Turning – meeting authors and artists at Bristol book launch 2013

Stories of the Great Turning book includes The Hollywood Forest Story – out soon

You are now able to pre-order the new book inspired by Joanna Macy's work The Great Turning. My project 'Seeing the Forest: the Hollywood diaries' was chosen for  'The Great Artful Inquiry' chapter on artistic responses  to the themes in Joanna's internationally acclaimed work. It's very exciting to think my work will be appearing in…Read more Stories of the Great Turning book includes The Hollywood Forest Story – out soon

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Hollywood Forest Story selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry

“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy 'We hope you are inspired to make your own artful responses to The Great Turning through these images and words.'    ~    James Aldridge, Chris Seeley & Kathy Skerritt, curators…Read more Hollywood Forest Story selected for The Great Turning Artful Inquiry