A century apart – the art of Margaret Barry and Karine Polwart

Celtic Connections columnist Anni Donaldson reviews one show looking at the life and music of Margaret Barry This article first appeared in Common Space https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/10265/anni-donaldson-century-apart-art-margaret-barry-and-karine-polwart THE gulf separating the lived experience of singers Margaret Barry and Karine Polwart could hardly be wider.  Margaret, born into a family of street musicians in Cork in 1917, and Karine, …

A tribute to Agnes Owens – a pioneer of women’s writing

Agnes Owens 24th May 1926- 13 October 2014 Agnes Owens nee McLearie the Vale of Leven’s own “writer in residence” has died at the age of 88 near her home in Balloch. Born in Milngavie, Agnes’ writing was steeped in what has been described as a “tough, social realism” which reflected the woman she was …

Rhuba Phoil – Skye’s Forest Garden

Rubha Phoil – Sleat’s Forest Garden Skye Permaculture Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead It would be hard to miss the colourful entrance to Rubha Phoil – Skye Permaculture when you step off the ferry from …

Colm Dempsey talks about the origins and impact of VAW 365 International Poster Exhibition

Colm Dempsey’s Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition, now in its tenth year of touring, visited Scotland in March 2014. In an interview with GlasgowAnni, Dubliner Colm describes how the Exhibition came about and the impact it has had on worldwide audiences over the years. Colm’s interest in domestic abuse was instigated by his …

Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition back in Scotland for International Women’s Day.

365 in Dumbarton Women’s Aid Refuge Colm Dempsey’s Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition, now in its tenth year of touring, visited Dumbarton Women’s Refuge as part of their International Women’s Day 2014 celebrations. In an interview with GlasgowAnni, Dubliner Colm tells how the Exhibition came about and the impact it has had over …

Irene Campbell – an obituary – The Herald 12 October 2013

Irene Campbell  Born: 22 March 1954 Died: 13 September 2013 Counsellor and Feminist Activist Irene Campbell who has died at the age of 59 years was a person-centred counsellor and feminist activist who worked to end domestic abuse and violence against women. Irene grew up in Milngavie in a large family.  The highly acclaimed work …