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Sound and Silence

Tuesday, 8 August, 2017 - 15:42

In a world where there seems to be an endless amount of chatter, sometimes what we most need is a little peace and quiet (especially in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival season). I’m a big believer in making space for meditation, silence and walking around in nature to listen to the wind in the … Continue reading Sound and Silence

Living the Learning

Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 15:11

It was a bit of a shock coming back to work on Monday after a week spent in the sunshine on a mountaintop outside of Budapest (aka beautiful Visegrad). I was there for the annual FISZ Tábor or summer camp of the FISZ Hungarian Association of Young Writers. Paired with two brilliant Hungarian poets, Ferenc L. … Continue reading Living the Learning

Jennifer’s Creative Week

Friday, 14 July, 2017 - 15:07

Here at the IAD we’ve been talking a lot about blogs, and how best to keep them lively. So we came up with the idea of having a regular once a week ‘blogging hour’, and I’m going to do my best to think of something interesting, inspirational, creative, fun and provocative that I’ve learned or … Continue reading Jennifer’s Creative Week

The Festival of Creative Learning – past, present and future

Thursday, 29 June, 2017 - 13:46

February seems like a long time ago, but we have been very busy behind the scenes of the Festival of Creative Learning, well, learning…and being creative. Before the Scottish summer and ‘other’ festivals truly overwhelm our senses, we would like to share some updates to remind you that we are here, and to begin sparking your … Continue reading The Festival of Creative Learning – past, present and future