Welcome to Chirnside Common Good
Directions: Turn off A68, three miles north of Jedburgh on to B6400. After one mile turn right.
Neil possesses far too many talents than is decent for one man; archaeologist, historian, gifted speaker and television presenter and a writer, all mixed with a self-deprecating sense of humour. But a philosopher? Who knew?
Neil obviously, because in this superb account, packed with insights triggered by the likes of stone circles, cave paintings, rituals in Southern India, the footprints of some of our earliest ancestors found preserved in Tanzania and much else, he weaves a remarkable narrative.
The Pillars of the Earth, the story of the building of a medieval cathedral, is simply a magnificent historical novel. Filled with fascinating detail but animated by brilliant characters and a riveting plot, it is nothing less than a masterpiece.
The Evening and the Morning is a prequel. Set in 997, it prepares the ground for and ends when The Pillars of the Earth begins. Only twenty-seven when he had his first bestseller, The Eye of the Needle, Ken is now one of the world’s most successful novelists and has sold 170 million copies of his books worldwide.
Join us live on the battlefield as we mark 275 years to the day since the Battle of Prestonpans. At the conclusion of a weekend of activities, this commemoration is the opportunity to remember and reflect, and to honour those who fell in the conflicts of the past.
We are requesting all who wish to join us for the commemoration to do so ONLINE, live on our Facebook page. This is due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
Glasgow School of Art was the cradle of the Glasgow Style, where students like Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald met….
Margaret MacDonald :’The May Queen’ 1900
In this talk, Prof. Maria Chester will explore step by step how the Glasgow Style was born in the fabulous ( now burned down) Glasgow School of Art & Architecture, directed by the incredible Francis Newbery, a man ahead of his time. It will be an exciting journey back to the end of the19th century in Glasgow. Margaret and Frances MacDonald were students at the School during the daytime while Rennie Mackintosh and Herbert MacNair – both working as architects during the day – attended evening classes there. They started to show their work together and with other young students called themselves “The Immortals”. Maria will explain the heavy influence of Art Nouveau, Symbolism and Secessionism in the style of the Mackintoshes. Their work became extremely influential and collectible later in the 20th century, but in their lifetimes these artists had to endure extremely difficult situations and died in poverty.
BEA in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts has prepared a series of lectures, tours and art workshops planned to support ‘The Glasgow Boys and Girls’ exhibition
at the Granary Gallery, Berwick, which we now hope will open in September 2020.
Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmatory email from Eventbrite, including a link to the Zoom invitation . If you can’t find the invitation, please email email@example.com.
The achievement of happiness does not lie in finding the latest thing, the newest gadget or what other people say is the best yet. As with her writing, simplicity is the key and in A Year of Living Simply, she relates how she decluttered her life and found a
clear path to contentment. Her days, much less crowded, are not about the ceaseless acquisition of stuff, but are about rediscovering a sense of achievement, what makes a person happy and what gets you genuinely excited.
Join us on this journey to #ZeroWasteUoE by learning about reducing what we use, reusing what we have, recycling what we can’t reuse.
In combatting the climate emergency, resource efficiency and waste reduction are more important than ever. Discarding the ‘take-make-dispose’ linear economy is a no brainer – but how do we break the chain? What role does the individual play in transitioning to a more sustainable and regenerative economic model, and what are some changes you can make on the journey to zero waste living? Join us for a panel discussion on circular economy, the ‘make-use-remake’ approach to resource use that encourages the reuse of materials for as long as possible.
This event will feature key speakers and end with a step by step workshop on how to make a no-sew tote bag from a t-shirt. If you’d like to follow along in the workshop, make sure you’ve got a pre-loved t-shirt handy.
– Laura Young, Alumni and Less Waste Laura
– Kaela Albert, International Students Representative for the African Caribbean Society
– Billie Dunleviewood, SHRUB coop
Something you want to know more about? Post your questions on social media using this hashtag #ZeroWasteUoE and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This event will be recorded and shared on social media afterwards.
Join us for a Permaculture taster session, led by Carole Egner. Permaculture is an increasingly popular, innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living and growing. Permaculture design and principles can be applied to any space, large or small, to create a productive and nature-friendly food forest. Carole Egner leads this Permaculture taster session.
Carole is a research scientist, Permaculture practitioner and teacher, delivering courses and workshops with NonStuff Industries. She lives in Aberdour with her husband and son where she is currently developing a 5 acre Permaculture demonstration site, including a market garden, forest garden and ecological research centre.
Look what will be ready to use soon! The Activity Trail should be open for use some time next week along with the replacement see-saw. Working with SBC, who own and maintain Windram Park, the Community Council and the Common Good arranged use of the Development Contribution (for the Glebe…
The new grass maintenance regime is great for pollinators. Already there is an increase in plant interest, including more white clover, which is great for pollinators such as bees and seed bearing plants for birds such as goldfinches.