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Friday, 1 August 2008

Quiet in the busy moments

Shock horror probe.. the Church of Scotland is doing the Fringe..! But instead of doing what others do and be opinionated from afar in over the top moral outrage, its offering something of itself, a gig called Nitekirk based on a model developed in Copenhagen

Its at Greyfriars Kirk every evening 20.00 – 24.30 starting tomorrow, 2nd August and ending on Friday 8th August

Its a place to sit still in a busy time and reflect on what's been happening and what you have experienced, a sacred space where folk can retreat from the festival noise and from the noise and busyness of our lives.

There will be opportunities for people to meditate, offer prayers and there will be art installations and other opportunities for people to use the church building for some kind of spiritual nourishment or enquiry.

Its for anyone who wants to go no matter what they do or don't believe about God, life or anything else. There will be periods of silence and other moments when poetry will be read and music offered. A time of worship in its broadest sense at 22.30 and at 24.00.

Many years ago I worked on a similar project at the Glastonbury festival. I was amazed at the number of people who just popped by for a wee literal or metaphorical breather, time to take in what can be very moving moments from the performances and just being in the place. I am sure that the Nitekirk will have the same contribution to the place we call Edinburgh at Festival Time.

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1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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