Building Skyscrapers and tending to the Future

Pecha Kucha 22: Laura Cameron Lewis – Building Skyscrapers and tending to the Future   Laura Cameron-Lewis is a cultural leader, arts director, artist and educator. She has developed The Work Room choreographic foundation at Tramway since its inception in 2008 into an internationally recognised centre focussing on artist-led practice. She is an editor for…

How The Light Gets In (in development)

Currently in development, this is a collaborative theatre performance and research project about compulsive hoarding. The creative team will share scenes from the script and musical score and discuss the ideas and the science behind the project. In recent years the phenomenon of hoarding has received extensive media coverage – much of it sensationalist. How the…

I Am Everyday Sexism (part two) #everydaymisandry

I want to share two memories: One: As a kid, a crowd of bullies descend on me and my wee brother, we try to deflect them by being wide, they begin swiping at him and look about to pile in, afraid and angry, I say ‘dinnae greet, ya wee pussy’. He continues to cry. They…

Geothermal Energy Provides a Real Solution to Energy Security

  I have a positive vision of Scotland’s future without unconventional gas, and it is not ‘poor, cold and green’, it is ‘safe, warm and thriving’. The fallacy that green comes at a disproportionately high cost is a falsehood that serves only to keep communities from owning and generating their own power, and those who hope…

How coastal paradises became coal gas experiments

I moved to the seaside when I was three months pregnant with my first child, filled with dreams of bringing up my family in a beautiful outdoors environment as part of a community that was creating a sustainable world for the next generation. Like most of my generation, we barely scraped into the bracket of ‘homeowner’…

This world wasn’t made for YOU, so what can you do about it?

I have two infant children. I’m what the marketeers like to describe as the yummy mummy. My god that phrase makes me sick. I might have a womb, but I’m a serious person with shit to do in the world, a person who makes shit happen. But that’s not how this world sees me, this…

Drift, an Artlink commission, by Laura Cameron-Lewis and Juliana Capes

DRIFT A performance by Juliana Capes and Laura Eaton Lewis for Opening Lines   Combining description, history and storytelling in response to locations across Edinburgh, creating events for sighted and non sighted audiences. LISTEN HERE   Drift weaves together stories from generations of women with connections to Portobello Prom across their lives. It was created…

Independence in the Arts – a blueprint for a prosperous future

Independence in the Arts – a blueprint for a thriving future Scotland’s position as a leading international festival destination, and producer of some of the finest literature, music, performance, and new media practice, requires a world-leading strategy to capitalise on this potential.  We need to create pathways which enable the exchange of ideas, provoke critical…

I Am Everyday Sexism (Part One) #iameverydaysexism

#IAMEVERYDAYSEXISM  –  Part One I have a confession to make – I am a misogynist.  I am also a feminist. I have from childhood, internalised the values that tell me that everything men are and do is important and everything women do is fluff.   It took me a long time to realise that I…