Dear poets and filmmakers of thiscollection,
Over the past months your poems and films have inspired an array of workshops and activities based on your words and images have brought new faces and voices to the fore at Tollcross Community Center .
All this would not have been possible without the openness and humane guidance and mentorship of Stan Reeves and the team at Tollcross Community center and Adult Learning Programme.
Stan is retiring April 8th and if you have not had a chance to meet this force of nature I would really recommend you take this chance to bask in the celebration of a dedicated life of care in the community and a voice for the voiceless.
Stan is a photographer, philosopher, sea farer, prophet and a giant of a man.
thiscollection hopes these models will inspire you to continue to engage spaces in your communities to share and develop literary and cultural interests with the many eager folk who are willing to hear from you. If you do please send us your stories to share on our blog.
Please come to a Party to celebrate Stan’s long involvement and achievements with the Adult Learning Project, the Scots Music Group, The Youth Gaitherin, The Welcoming Project, The Tollcross Community Centre and many others over the years.
OUTBOARD FOR CHILEDONIA 8.8. Stan worked with the ‘Chile in Need’ group in Tollcross and raised £3500 to buy a boat to replace the boats wrecked in the Tsunami in Chile last year. He is now working with Carlos Arredondo to raise money to buy a big outboard motor for the Boat. He needs to raise the same again to buy an engine. Stan therefore does not want any gifts but would greatly
appreciate donations towards buying a new outboard motor for the Chile Boat.
If you would like to make a donation cash and cheques can be handed in to Anne Finlay at the Community Centre office or to Susan Kesson at The Welcoming Office, or sent to Brian McGill as shown below. Please make cheques payable to ‘The ALP Association’. You will also be able to make a donation at the Party.
Please join us at Tollcross Community Centre, 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh for an evening of music, song, dancing, food and drink on Friday 8th April from 7.00pm onwards.
ALP Association Treasurer
Tollcross Community Centre
Telephone: Brian McGill 0131 445 2769
or: Anne Finlay: 0131 221 5800