Fridays, 1-2pm, Brander kitchen
Weekly lunch and talks
Friday 12 April: Brexit Day #2 Lunch
with our Brexpert
What effect has the Brexit process had on the nature and shape of British politics/democracy?
Join us to discuss what the impact of the 2 year process has been so far and whether that has permanently changed UK politics, from the roles of parliament, government and MPs, to the future of the main parties, and expectations of the electorate. In 10 years' time, will all this debate and politicking be forgotten and consigned to history?
Friday 19 April: No Friday Lunch (in preparation for Slow Marathon weekend)
Friday 26 April: Huntly's Green Travel Hub
with Stuart Masson
Friday 3 May: Ice Cream Architects
with Neil Fergusson
Neil Fergusson of Icecream Architecture is part of a team currently facilitating the development of a 'Community-Led Place Plan' of developments over the next decade or so that will create a high-quality 'Campus for learning and play' in Huntly. He will outline what actually is a 'Community-Led Place Plan', what has happened in Huntly so far, and where it is going next.
Friday 10 May: Children's Parliament: A rights-based approach
with Catrin Jeans
Friday 17 May: Nordic Skiing - Huntly and beyond
with Roy Young
Friday 24 May: Himalayan Initiatives
with Jane Lockyer
Jane Lockyer from local charity Himalayan Initiatives will be speaking about their work in grass roots community development in Nepal.
Friday 31 May: Shared Lives community support scheme
with Sue Mahony
Shared Lives care offers people with an alternative and highly flexible form of accommodation and /or care and support inside and outside the Shared Lives carer's home. Shared Lives arrangements are set up and supported by Shared Lives Schemes and the care and accommodation people receive is provided by ordinary individuals, couples or families in the local community. This alternative initiative and proven successful experiences enables individuals to choose a Shared Lives opportunity where they are able to share activities and life experiences with people who can support their needs.
Shared Lives enables a wide range of vulnerable people with a disability to live independent lives, have their health and well-being promoted and can , for some people, reduce the need for admission to hospital, or residential care.
Friday 7 June: Teaching with the Massai
with Margaret Thompson
Friday 14 June: EU Citizens' Mental Health & Wellbeing
with Piotr Teodoroski
How is Brexit impacting the mental health and wellbeing of EU citizens in the UK? Piotr Teodorowski from Robert Gordon University will speak about an ongoing interdisciplinary study exploring this relationship. More information about the project can be found here. https://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/news-2019/1622-north-east-researchers-to-explore-brexit-s-mental-health-impact
Friday 21 June: World bellydance and the American Tribal Style
with Lyra Sevencats
Friday 28 June: Gallery Glimpses - Aberdeen Art Gallery's redevelopment project
with Christine Rew
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Manager, Christine Rew, will discuss the major redevelopment project to transform Aberdeen Art Gallery, Cowdray Hall and Remembrance Hall. This talk will present a fascinating insight into the transformation and glimpses of what visitors will see when it re-opens later this year.