Music: Sukh

On the 5th of July we got the local talent of Sukh playing from his debut album ‘Kings’ in the Castle Hotel in Manchester.  Sukh (born 1988) is a Manchester based singer songwriter with many creative strings to his bow.
Characterised by his raw voice and various guitar tunings his songs invite the listener into the inner world of his mind. He plays guitar, piano and has recently finished recording his debut album “Kings”. Drawing upon by the likes of Dylan, Sigur Ros, the National and his favourite novelists his music has been said to be always warm, inviting and honest. Read more…

Oor Mad History by Kirsten Maclean

Kirsten made short talk at the 12th of June event.  She is a social historian and has been working on Oor Mad History a community history project about the history of activism by mental health service users in Lothian.  Service user led and supported by NHS Lothian, we look at ways of using community history and the arts to strengthen the service user voice and movement today and in the future.
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The History of the RSA by Jamie Cooke

Jamie Cooke came along to Leith on the 12th of June 2012 to talk a bit about the history of the RSA.  A great guy who is always running around setting something up or making something happen.  On that night he was telling us what he puts his life into, a great history…
Background:  The Royal Society for the encourage of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and peopl’s hopes for a better world. Read more…