Past Galashiels Event: VOL 8

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May 23, 2019
@ Mac Arts

CABN’s next PechaKucha Night is taking place on Thursday 23rd May.  The theme for this night is 'Connected' or 'Connection' in relation to wellbeing and mental health as part of the Scottish Mental Health & Arts Festival

We have a great line up of presenters - here they are with their topics:

Graeme Nisbet, Artist & Coordinator of Think Thrive! - A Graphic Exploration of Asperger's Perception

Lara Greene, Artist & CABN Advocate - Bannerfield Sculpture Project

Kirstyn Jane Boyle, Artist & Coordinator of Uneventful - I am vulnerable

Steph Mackenzie, NHS Health Improvement Specialist - Mental Health - Slightly Less Adrift

Chris Kent, Artist - Neither

Tom Murray, Writer - Minds Meet

This is a great networking opportunity and the bar will be open!

To RSVP for this event, please contact CABN or please go to our eventbrite link to book your free ticket.   You can rock up on the night too - but if you can pre-book it helps us know how many folks to expect when setting up the space.

Please note - the Event is Free but with suggested donation of £2 towards the PechaKucha Global Fund which supports PechaKucha events and administration internationally.

Event Image ©Kirstyn Jane Boyle

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@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Chris Kent tells the story of his art.

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A Graphic Exploration of Asperger's Perception

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Five years ago Graeme Nisbet was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  Here he tells us of the significance of colour to his emotional perceptions and how he translates this into his work.

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I Am Vulnerable

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Admitting to being vulnerable is something that not many of us do with ease.  Visual artist, illustrator, photographer and creative director Kristyn Jane Boyle talks about how these ideas run through her work and allow her to take the power of our vulnerability and turn it into something positive.

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Bannerfield Sculpture Project

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Bannerfield is an area of rural deprivation in a beautiful rural part of Selkrik.  Lara Greene tells us about a sculpture project she ran with the young people there, getting them to address how they felt about their home. 

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Slightly Less Adrift

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Steph MacKenzie tells of her jounrey through the world of art, creativity and mental health starting in Stockport and ending in the Scottish Borders. 

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Minds Meet

@ VOL 8 ON MAY 23, 2019

Tom Murray spends 12 hours a day writing and 20x20 seconds telling us about his stories, inspiration and what made him a writer.

Tom Murray
Writer, Self-Employed in Galashiels
Kirstyn Jane Boyle
Visual Artist, Freelance in Galashiels
Graeme Nisbet
Artist; Writer; Researcher; Facilitator; Director and Trustee, Think Thrive! CIC in Galashiels
Steph Mackenzie
Health Improvement Specialist (Mental Health), Health Improvement Team, Public Health Directorate, Scottish Borders Council / NHS Borders in Galashiels
Chris Kent
Artist, Self-Employed in Galashiels
Lara Greene
Artist, Self-Employed in Galashiels