COP26 Event

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Sunday 17th October will be a celebration of the start of the Pilgrimage for COP26.

A fabulous opportunity to be part of this national Pilgrimage in the wonderful town of Dunbar!

The itinerary:

1-5pm Dunbar Town House NLA exhibition Message to the Earth

1-5pm John Muir’s Birthplace exhibition Earth Planet Universe by Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace

2-5pm St Anne’s Church contemplation inside while extracts from the Sixth Assessment IPCC Report are read outside

2pm Child-friendly activities in Lauderdale Park inc. milling of flour using pedal powered workshop; Muddy Buddies play and making of pizza in a wood fired oven; Rebellious Threads up-cycling workshop

4.15pm Gather outside John Muir’s Birthplace for a short talk to launch the Pilgrimage for COP26

4.30pm Slow sensory walk to the Harbour

4.45pm Harbour Battery events inc. music and poetry; environmental readings; Natalie Taylor’s art work, The Keeper of the Soils, a celebration of Scotland’s precious soils and harvests; exhibition Earth, Planet, Universe by Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace

5.45pm a walk to light the Warning Beacon on the Harbour; continue to Belhaven Church Hall carrying LED lights and singing a song for COP26 by Karine Polwart

6pm Pilgrims Soup made by Sunny Soups using leftover veg and produce from Dunbar community gardens inc. local sourdough bread

7pm Talk by Alastair Macintosh: Pilgrims on the Storm: The Soil and Soul of Walking to COP 26 (also relayed in a live stream)

Coordinated by North Light Arts, Sustaining Dunbar, Friends of John Muir Birthplace & Dunbar Churches Eco Group.

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