Scottish Biodiversity Stories

An on-line project hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage provides a searchable data base of audio and textual stories and information about Scottish species.   The sources for these stories, and story-material, vary from interviews with elders, to scientific documents, to Scottish literature, to collections of traditional andContinue reading “Scottish Biodiversity Stories”

Collective Encounters: Liverpool Arts Group Uses Theatre for Social Change

It’s an exciting time to be involved in arts for social change with so much going on.  I recently found out about a group in Liverpool called Collective Encounters that uses theatre as a tool for social change.  Professional actors and community members collaborate to create dramatic pieces that explore lives and issues that areContinue reading “Collective Encounters: Liverpool Arts Group Uses Theatre for Social Change”

Transition Tales in Totnes: Imagining A Positive Low-Energy Future

Transition Town Totnes, in the south of England, has also hitched story to imagination in an effort to change the course of their community’s future.  Seeking creative ways of coping with the twin specters of peak oil and climate change, they have hosted a series of storytelling workshops with adults and children both in schoolsContinue reading “Transition Tales in Totnes: Imagining A Positive Low-Energy Future”