It’s one of the transforming powers of art that it can help change the way we see familiar things, not least the places where we live. Joyce MacMillan Leith is home to many artists. This week the Wall of Success celebrates the remarkable achievements of two creative pioneers. In different ways their work transforms the place … Continue reading “Active Inquiry, LeithLate open eyes and minds: Wall of Success”
‘We aim for young people to be accepted as full members of the communities in which they live and learn.’ This is a Wall of Success story to make you smile. The sheer vitality of the young talent displayed on The State Leith is cheering enough, especially in the grey days of early January. It … Continue reading “The State Leith: high kicks on the Wall of Success”
‘If you are homeless there is no such thing as social mobility’ Josh Littlejohn We lay the foundations of the ‘Wall of Success’ by reporting local achievements and aspirations in housing and energy. Meet Port of Leith Housing Association and Home Energy Scotland. But first, let’s set the scene with inspiration from an ambitious social … Continue reading “Housing and energy: Wall of Success”
What do we need to build a Wall of Success? That’s our challenge this week with the clock ticking for The Gathering on Saturday. As we start planning, something intriguing emerges from the stories in front of us.
Social Bite is a “Social Business”, meaning that no matter how big it grows, no individual will ever get rich from the business. Josh Littlejohn Josh Littlejohn of the social business Social Bite is pretty busy these days. So we are really delighted he is finding time to give the keynote speech at The Gathering on Saturday … Continue reading “Sharing secrets of success with Josh Littlejohn”
What does success look like? How does it feel and taste? Who makes it happen? How long does it last? Maybe you have some or all of the answers. If so we’d love you to come and share the secrets of success at The Gathering.
A new way of working is in the air. That’s the bold, cheering and challenging statement at the start of the Community Manifesto which emerged from a series of community discussion events in Leith and north Edinburgh. Can we turn words into actions?
We want to break down stereotypes and challenge prejudices. We want a society that welcomes difference and diversity Multicultural Family Base Picture the scene: children laughing with pleasure as they learn how to canoe; adults smiling and chatting round a cafe table. To the onlooker there may seem nothing unusual in such simple social pleasures. … Continue reading “Welcome to Leith: how to create a sense of belonging?”
A new way of working is in the air. That’s the bold, cheering and challenging statement at the start of the Community Manifesto which has emerged from a series of community discussion events in Leith and north Edinburgh. Can we turn words into actions?
These are women who have volunteered their lives away, now they are finding that skills they take for granted could actually be used to get a job. Trishna Singh, Sikh Sanjog Food features in many of the stories on the Wall of Success. But this week we pay tribute to two local enterprises that combine home cooking … Continue reading “Feeding community spirit in Leith”