|In November this year, Glasgow will host the COP26 UN climate talks, bringing together world leaders to make crucial decisions about protecting our future on the planet.
From 17th – 29th October, at least 100 people are undertaking a 70-mile Pilgrimage for COP26. This journey, organised to reflect on the climate and ecological crisis in anticipation of the talks, follows The John Muir Way from Dunbar to Kirkintilloch and St Ninian’s Way from Kirkintilloch to Glasgow. Along the route, there are exhibitions, family-friendly events and talks. The Pilgrimage is open to anyone who would like to join the walk, for all or part of the journey. If you would like to join, even just for the first day’s walk to North Berwick on Monday 18th October, please sign up HERE.
Please join us on Sunday 17th October,12.30-9pm, for a special programme of all-age, launch events in Dunbar
12.30pm -Quaker worship (lasting about 30 minutes) at St Anne’s Church, 1 Westgate, Dunbar EH42 1JL (open to all)
2 to 4 pm – Family fun in Lauderdale Park with Rowanbank Arts magical perfomers, craft workshops, storytelling, bike powered flour milling and make your own wood fired pizzas with Muddy Buddies.
4 pm – A Slow Sensory walk – starting from John Muir’s Birthplace on Dunbar High Street leading to a welcome to the harbour by Rowanbank Theatre bringing us to the Battery (please register for this slow walk here)
4.45 to 5.30 pm – Music by the Dunbar Youth Choir, poetry and song by Rita Bradd, readings by Battery Theatre and more
5.30 pm – The lighting up of the Castle warning beacon
1 to 5 pm – John Muir’s Birthplace exhibition by Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace – ‘Earth Planet Universe’
1 to 5 pm – Dunbar Town House North Light Arts exhibition – ‘Message to the Earth’
2 to 4.30 pm – Public reading of extracts of the 2021 IPCC report, St Anne’s Peace Garden.
2 to 5 pm – St Anne’s church will display Stitches for Survival craftivism banners, and offer space for creative prayer, reflection and guided meditations
7 to 9 pm – Talk by Alastair Macintosh “Pilgrims on the storm – the soil and soul of walking to COP26”. On-line tickets only still available, Booking Essential (Tickets for Pilgrim Soup at 6pm before in-person talk all sold out).
These events are being organised by North Light Arts in conjunction with St Anne’s Church and Sustaining Dunbar