Consequences

Peace & Justice (Scotland) presents Consequences: Art and Activism in the Nuclear Age exhibition and events curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Heather Kiernan as part of the Peace Cranes project 16 August – 3 September 2022 Free and open to all Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG #peacecranes #nuclearban #bairnsnotbombs The Consequences exhibition and events have emerged within … Continue reading Consequences

Poetry Trail

Thistles and Sunflowers Poetry Trail part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and Thistles and Sunflowers festival – a spotlight on artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers, i.e. Scotland and Bulgaria curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Daniela Dimova-Yaneva #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers 18 May – 18 September 2022 18 May – 13 June | Daily 10am-6pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High … Continue reading Poetry Trail

Balkan Ceilidh

Balkan Ceilidh part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 8.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Dance the night away with artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers. Follow the lead of Ceilidh caller … Continue reading Balkan Ceilidh

Stories in Free Fall

Stories in Free Fall | Свободно падащи истории Part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 27 May 2022 | 7.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Join performance artist, writer and social justice activist Maria Kassimova-Moisset for her first appearance on a … Continue reading Stories in Free Fall

Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers Dance Fusion New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 7pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR With welcome notes by special guests, including H.E. Mr. Marin Raykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Court of St. James’s Tickets … Continue reading Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers

Nectar for insects, seeds for birds and symbols for nations, Thistles and Sunflowers is a spotlight on stories and artists from Scotland and Bulgaria, including Yana Aleksandrova, Thomas Bak, Caroline Brockbank, Colin Garvin, Jenny Haslimeier, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Kassimova-Moisset, Jim Mackintosh, Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street and Theodore Ushev. Featured are also works by Bulgarian writers Marin Bodakov, Tsocho Boyadjiev, Silvia Choleva, Peter Chuhov, Krassimira Dzhisova, … Continue reading Thistles and Sunflowers

Forgotten Magic

The Forgotten Magic of Bulgaria New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers  #YS2022  Festival at a glance: linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers 28 May 2022 | 7.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 What is a bogel? What does an ustrel look … Continue reading Forgotten Magic

Peace Cranes

Peace Cranes is a project by Peace & Justice (Scotland) about peace, people and planet exploring the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. It is manifested through a series of contemporary art exhibitions and events across Edinburgh and online since 6 August 2020 until 6 August 2022 delivered with the support of a range of partners, volunteers, backers and funders. It features … Continue reading Peace Cranes

Albena Mihaylova-Bendji

Albena Mihaylova-Bendji (b 1959, Plovdiv) is an established Bulgarian Swiss video artist and documentary filmmaker who spent her formative years in Prague, Czechoslovakia 1968-72, graduated from the Fine Art Academy in Sofia in 1985, performed and exhibited across Bulgaria for a decade thereafter and since 1994 has studied video art, practiced and settled in Basel, Switzerland. In 2009 Bendji founded AM contemporary – an artist-run … Continue reading Albena Mihaylova-Bendji