Wed 23rd: Head up from Heriot to Banchory to visit Heather at her base in Woodend Barn Arts Centre. It’s thanks to her and funding from Creative Producers project at Creative Scotland, I can continue the experiment till March. Predictive text on my phone once ‘corrected’ Banchory to Banchirpy, which is a good correction. The Barn is a really friendly place which has been on the go on a voluntary basis for 25 years and which has now secured funding for a small professional team to take it forward.
Two years ago I saw a dance piece ‘Journey’ there as part of Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing. Koen de Preter was a 31-year-old Belgian choreographer and performer, Alphea Pouget an 87-year-old dancer and pedagogue. In the piece they journey from being strangers to being lovers linked by a shared passion to dance till the end of their days. Amazing.
Another amazing project is the expanded allotments behind the Barn. It’s become one of the biggest allotment sites due to popular demand. I felt a connection with my garden theme.
Saturday 26th: Over to Glasgow and Govan for the launch of Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland. A real sense of an idea whose time has come.
Sunday 27th: Collapse!